MOBILE CRISIS SERVICE

Mobile Crisis Service is open to all individuals and is a service without fees. The caller defines his/her need sometimes with the assistance of the crisis worker. Crisis Workers then respond accordingly, based on assessment of risk. Individuals and families may call for direct or indirect help for their loved ones with other challenges, such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, physical disabilities, and mental health problems.

Caring Crisis Workers, with the professional skills needed to respond effectively to a variety of crises, provide service to the Saskatoon community around the clock.  They assess and plan responses to dozens of complex and high-risk calls ranging from domestic violence to suicide prevention to child abuse and more.

A crisis may involve:

  • Suicidal feelings, thoughts or plans
  • Child abuse and neglect (when the Ministry of Social Services – Child Protection is closed)
  • Marriage and family problems
  • Overwhelming emotions
  • Relapse of mental illness
  • Problems with drug and alcohol use and abuse
  • Worries about safety
  • Older adults/seniors in distress

Police and Crisis Team

PACT is a joint effort of Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service and Saskatoon Health Region Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Specialized teams of Police Officers and Mobile Crisis Workers team up to help persons in crisis who have a mental health or addictions concern.

PACT is a client-centered collaborative community safety model aimed at improving outcomes of law enforcement encounters for people with mental health and/or addictions crisis. Responding each day of the year, PACT connects individuals and family members to community support agencies or medical resources.

Goals:

  • Enhance immediate response & service to persons experiencing mental health/addictions crisis
  • Reduce arrests for disturbance calls due to psychosocial crisis
  • Decrease volume and length of stay of avoidable mental health and addiction emergency department presentations
  • Improve public and personal safety by providing collaborative and effective crisis intervention.