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Ontario Structured Psychotherapy

Information for Health Care Providers

Healthcare Professional

Are your patients feeling anxious, stressed or depressed?

FREE and CONVENIENT access to evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy for patients (18+) looking to enhance their quality of life and better manage:

  • depression and low mood
  • generalized anxiety and worry
  • health anxiety
  • obsessive-compulsive concerns
  • other anxiety and stress-related problems
  • posttraumatic stress
  • social anxiety and performance fears
  • specific fears
  • unexpected panic attacks and agoraphobic fears

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) services are offered in multiple languages and delivered by a highly-trained mental health coach or clinician over the phone, virtually, or in person.

Refer your Patient Today

Over 90%

of participants surveyed said they would recommend Ontario Structured Psychotherapy to family and friends.

Why refer patients to OSP?

  • Timely access to high-quality therapy
  • Inclusive, offered in many languages
  • Collaborative care
  • Evidence-based
  • Free and convenient

Is OSP a good fit for my patient?

My patient is seeking…

  • structured cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and CBT-based self-help for:
    • anxiety
    • depression
    • stress
    • sleep
    • obsessive-compulsive concerns
    • posttraumatic stress

My patient does not have…

  • primary concerns of:
    • self-harm
    • personality disorder
    • substance use
    • disordered eating
  • manic or psychotic symptoms within the past six months

My patient is not currently…

  • high risk of harming self/others or has made an attempt within the
    last six months

If your patient does not meet these criteria for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program, visit to find additional free mental health and addiction programs and services near you.

Refer your Patient Today

Canadian Mental Health Association, in partnership with Across Boundaries and Hong Fook Mental Health Association services in multiple languages to residents in York Region, South Simcoe, North York, North Etobicoke, and Malton.

Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region and South Simcoe is the first and only community agency selected to lead the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program as a Network Lead Organization.

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy is available through eReferral


OSP Referral Resources

Click below to download OSP materials to post in your clinic & share with your clients – or click “Order OSP Resources” button below to have printed materials sent to you.



Introduction to the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

The Canadian Mental Health Association recently presented a webinar on expanding the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program to increase access for patients struggling with mental health concerns. Learn about the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program, eligibility criteria, and who can benefit.

Watch Webinar Recording

Helping Patients Adjust to Life after Cancer Treatment

The CMHA’s BounceBack team co-hosted a webinar on cancer survivorship, common patient challenges, and how primary care providers can address the physical, psychosocial, and mental health needs of their patients during follow-up care. To watch a recording of the webinar, click here.


Majority of BounceBack participants experience significant improvements: Behaviour Therapy Journal

After completing the 6 – 8 week OSP service, participants with clinical levels of depression or anxiety reported a 68% recovery rate.

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