The Community Based Mental Health Stabilization Unit (CBMHSU) is a 5 bed treatment facility offering short term recovery services to people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health symptoms.

The core cornerstones of the program are based on:

  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Nutrition (Meals and Snacks Provided)
  • Activation (including outdoor walks, chair yoga, arts and crafts, and music)
  • Life Skills Coaching Related to Activities of Daily Living
  • Individual Counseling and Group Therapy
  • Case Management Service Initiation for Clients Who Require the Securing of External Resources Post-Discharge

The length of the treatment intervention is 4 overnights and 5 days Monday morning through Friday afternoon.

The comfort and safety of clients and staff of the CBMHSU is our first priority. To ensure that all clients are able to gain the most benefit from the program, robust procedures and rules for clients are in place.

During their stay, clients must:

  • Abstain from smoking/ vaping for the duration of their stay (5 days/ 4 nights);
  • Abstain from using, sharing, or selling drugs or alcohol for the duration of their stay;
  • Ensure medications brought into the unit are in marked/ prescribed bottles or blister packs (clients are responsible for administering of their own medications)

All clients will have their belongings searched by staff before admission.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Clients must be 16 years of age or older.

  • Have low to moderate symptoms of mental health illness.

  • Catchment area for clientele is Wabaskang First Nation, Dryden, Ignace, Machin, Wabigoon Lake First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation.


Eligible clients can self-refer to the CBMHSU through Dryden Regional Mental Health and Addictions (DRMHAS) Mobile Crisis Response services.

To begin the admission process, call the Mobile Crisis Line at (807) 223-1418.

Clients may also be referred to the program through a care provider or third-party referral.


This facility is fully equipped with behavioral science furniture, onsite laundry facility, and personal code access lock boxes where each client can store medications.

The Stabilization Unit includes 5 private client rooms, including one which is wheelchair accessible, as well as a shared kitchen, washrooms and common area.

Support workers are accessible from 7:00AM - 10:00PM, with onsite security from 9:00PM - 9:00AM for clients' safety.

BP.O. Box 3003, 58 Goodall Street, Dryden, Ontario, Canada, P8N 2Z6     x807-223-8200     TTY807-223-8295     * ^

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