Ontario Pharmacy Health Program

Ontario Pharmacy Health Program

Lifemark Health is pleased to be the new service provider for the Ontario Pharmacy Health Program, previously called the Ontario Pharmacy Support Program (OPSP).

The Program will be operating in a similar fashion to the OPSP.

The OPHP aims to lower emotional, social and economic costs associated with psychiatric disorders, substance use and or emotional disorders for registrants of the Ontario College of Pharmacists and their families.

Ontario Pharmacy Health Program
Program goals

Program Goals

  • provide industry-leading assessment, treatment and disability management services
  • prevent long-term disability absences
  • promote the health and wellness of registrants
  • provide evidence-based, prompt, comprehensive options for all registrants
  • promote return to work and improve productivity
  • maintain confidentiality of personal health information

Services Offered

We provide registrants with the following options:

comprehensive psychological, psychiatric and/or substance use assessments: clear diagnostic and functional formulation of a registrant’s condition, treatment and practice recommendations

  • (e.g., monitoring, safety concerns in practice)
  • direct or facilitated treatment interventions tailored to
  • pharmacy professionals' specific needs: evidence-based treatment
  • co-ordination of substance use counselling and relapse prevention
  • co-ordination of specialized mental health and substance use programs
  • monitoring services that are tailored to registrants’ specific needs.

Funded Program Coverage includes:

  • case management services
  • assistance with staying at work and/or when ready to return to work
  • independent monitoring
  • assistance in learning about community resources available

Pharmacy Professionals are responsible for funding:

  • treatment
  • laboratory screens
  • medical and clinical assessments
services offered

We also provide:

  • self-referral options
  • information and advice about mental health concerns
  • information about available clinical and assessment services throughout Ontario
  • information about monitoring and advocacy services.
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Community Resources

Mental Health Services & Resource Directories - Ontario

Resources Website / Phone Number

Connex Ontario

Directory for mental health, addiction and problem gambling services in Ontario

https://www.connexontario.ca/

Ontario 211

Online Directory of Human Services for all Ontario locations

https://211ontario.ca/

Canada Drug Rehab

Online free Addiction Services Directory for finding treatment centers and support groups in Canada

http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/

Ontario – Mental Health

Online Directory for finding mental health support

https://www.ontario.ca/page/find-mental-health-support

Ontario - Health Connect

How to find a family doctor, nurse practitioner, and details about the Health Connect program

https://www.ontario.ca/page/find-family-doctor-or-nurse-practitioner

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine

Directory of RAAM clinics across Ontario

http://metaphi.ca/raam-clinics/

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres

Listing of methadone treatment centres in Ontario

https://www.oatc.ca/

eMentalHealth.ca Website

Services, supports directory to search local communities

https://www.ementalhealth.ca/

Self Help.ca CBT Therapist

Directory of CBT therapists

http://www.selfhelp.on.ca/2015/08/cbt-therapists-ohip-covered/

Online Self-Help Resources

Listing of online and self-help resources across Canada

https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/resources

Mental Health Helpline

Non-emergency resources and referrals

1-866-531-2600

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Non-emergency resources and referrals 1-800-565-8603

1-800-565-8603

Crisis Support Lines - Ontario

Resources Website / Phone Number

Crisis Services Canada

Suicide prevention and support

http://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/

Distress and Crisis Ontario

Listing of distress centers in Ontario by region

http://dcontario.org/index.html

Kids Help Phone

Pre/Crisis line for kids, youth and young adults

https://kidshelpphone.ca/

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention

Information on suicide prevention and resources

http://www.ospn.ca/index.php/crisis-support

Distress and Crisis Toronto

For individuals in distress or crisis and in need of support (24/7)

www.torontodistresscentre.com

416-408-4357

Mental Health Support Services - Ontario

Resources Website / Phone Number

Bounce Back Ontario

Free online skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety

https://bouncebackontario.ca/

Canadian Mental Health Association - Ontario

Resources, information and services related to mental health in Ontario

http://ontario.cmha.ca/

Find your own CMHA branch:

https://cmha.ca/find-your-cmha

Canadian Center on Substance Use and Addiction

Website of information related to Substance Use and Addiction (reports, publications, information and resources)

https://ccsa.ca/

Mind Your Mind

Online tools to help support your mental health

https://mindyourmind.ca

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario

Resource for mental health and addictions information and support

https://amho.ca/

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Online information, resources and services for children’s mental health in Ontario

https://www.cmho.org/

Mental Health First Aid Canada

General Resources on different types of mental health problems

https://www.mhfa.ca/en/general-resources

Iamsick.ca

A navigation tool for the mental health system in Ontario

https://www.iamsick.ca/en/static/ontario-mental-health-navigation-tool

CAMH – Mental Health and Addictions

Mental Illness and Addictions Index, clear reliable information

http://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index

Families for Addiction Recovery

A resource for information on supporting family members struggling with addiction

https://www.farcanada.org/

Anxiety Canada

Website with various resources, tools, videos on managing anxiety http://anxietycanada.com/articles/cognitive-behaviour-therapy-cbt/

http://anxietycanada.com/articles/cognitive-behaviour-therapy-cbt/

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Provides resources on how to transition back to work smoothly, how to address awkward questions from colleagues and how to work with employers on accommodations

https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com/

Centre for Inner Freedom

An 8-week course enabling people to let go of the past, worry less about the future, and live more fully in the present moment. Practices include sitting, standing, lying and moving meditations. Deal effectively with stress, depression and chronic pain.

https://www.centerforinnerfreedom.com/
Self-Care Resources Canada http://selfcare.ca

Mutual Support Services / Groups

Resources Website / Phone Number

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Toronto Directory

https://www.aatoronto.org
Online Group AA Meetings

https://www.onlinegroupaa.org/

https://www.aaonlinemeeting.net/

Online Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous (Global Service Resource)

An online meeting directory for AA.

http://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
Narcotics Anonymous https://www.na.org
Virtual Narcotics Anonymous Meetings (Global service resource) https://virtual-na.org
Cocaine Anonymous https://www.ca-online.org
Crystal Meth Anonymous https://crystalmeth.org/cma-meetings/cma-meetings-directory/3736-online.html
Marijuana Anonymous https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/

In the Rooms

Recovery space for people when you can’t meet face to face

https://www.intherooms.com/home/

Unity Recovery

Recovery community organization

https://unityrecovery.zoom.us/

SMART Recovery

Self-management and recovery training, online, app

https://www.smartrecovery.org

Find Hope Now

A website dedicated to helping people addicted to Opiods

https://www.findhopenow.ca/

Support Groups Ontario

Psychology today groups listing

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/groups/addiction/ontario?sid=5d9b6414337ee&rec_next=1
Best Apps for Alcohol Addiction Recovery https://www.addictioncampuses.com/alcohol/apps-for-recovery/ https://www.sobergrid.com/howitworks

Apps for Maintaining your Mental Health

10 Best apps for your mental health

https://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/news/10-best-apps-for-improving-maintaining-your-mental-health-0216708/

The Big White Wall

Online Mental Health Community free, online mental health and wellbeing service that helps people who are dealing with everyday stressors or major life events. Available 24/7/365, supported by clinically trained ‘Wall Guides’, self-guided courses and self-improvement tools and resources

https://www.bigwhitewall.ca/v2/Home.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

COVID Resources

Resources Website / Phone Number

College of Ontario Pharmacists

https://www.ocpinfo.com/regulations-standards/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-professionals/

COVID-19 Telehealth

If individuals are concerned that they may be exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

866-797-0000
Mental Health Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_2
Coping with the Stress of the COVID-19 Outbreak https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2
Tips for Coping with COVID-19 https://www.morneaushepell.com/permafiles/92174/covid-19-tips-coping-can.pdf
Canadian Mental Health Association – COVID-19: Mental Health and Wellbeing https://cmha.ca/news/covid-19-and-mental-health
Mental Health Commission of Canada – COVID19 Resource Hub https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/covid19
Mental Health Commission of Canada - Mental Health First Aid COVID-19 Self-Care and Resilience Guide https://www.mhfa.ca/sites/default/files/mhfa_self-care-resilience-guide.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Stress and Coping https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
For More Information or To Make a Referral Contact Us

Phone: 1-844-931-0007
Fax: 1-866-429-9137
Email: ophp@lifemark.ca

The line is open during regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5 pm, excluding holiday. Should you wish to leave a message after hours, this confidential secure mailbox is checked on a regular basis. Your call will be returned within one business day. Please note this is not a crisis line. If you require immediate assistance, please proceed to your nearest emergency room/hospital or call 911.