Other mental health resources
COAST provides services to people in the Niagara Region who are in crisis and have a mental health concern.
Call COAST at 1-866-550-5205, and press 1.
Mental Health Professionals work as a team in a unique partnership with police officers who are specially trained in mental health. Information is collected over the phone by a qualified health professional. If needed, the mobile team will assess the person in crisis in their community.
Ongoing telephone support and/or referral to appropriate follow-up services may be recommended to prevent further crisis.
COAST is not a rapid-response service. For life-threatening emergencies CALL 9-1-1.
The Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) is a partnership between Mental Health Workers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and specially-trained officers of the Hamilton Police Service. The program serves the residents of the City of Hamilton who have serious mental health issues and are in crisis.