Outpatient Services

Changing Minds (Intensive Transitional Treatment Program-ITTP)

General Information:

ITTP is an outpatient mental health program at KGH
It is a 4 or 6 week voluntary group-based program that may offer an alternative to inpatient hospitalization
The program’s focus is to support people in their recovery, and help them develop coping skills and take responsibility for their mental health and well being. Individual support is also provided during the program. ITTP operates with a multi-disciplinary health team.

How do I access this program?

ITTP is a program for individuals 18 years or older, who live in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington areas.
Psychiatrists from the KGH Emergency Department or Burr 4 Inpatient Mental Health Program and the Hotel Dieu Hospital- Urgent Care Centre, can make referrals to this program. The program is best suited for individuals who can participate in a daily group-based program.

What to Expect in the ITTP Day Program

ITTP has a variety of group sessions that focus on different topics. These include: Healthy Living, Stress Management, Communication and Relationships, Peer Support, Dealing with Stigma. 
A Nurse from the team will meet with people who are referred and discuss the options available.

What is a group session?

A group session allows people to learn new skills and hear from others who may have similar experiences dealing with mental health concerns. Participants have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings with others if they are more comfortable.