Serpent River First Nation

Site: Community Awareness Building

Service: Mental Health Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Promotes the development of good mental health and provides services for individuals with mental health issues to enrich their quality of life
Provides counselling, information and awareness activities including but not limited to:  
  • Abuse and addictions 
  • Anger issues 
  • Childhood trauma 
  • Depression  
  • Family violence 
  • Grief or loss 
  • Loneliness 
  • Stress management
Services can include:  
  • Advocacy including accompaniment to appointments 
  • Aftercare, offered on a voluntary basis for persons returning from treatment centres or abstaining on their own 
  • Assessments 
  • Counselling services for stress management and crisis intervention  
  • Prevention services 
  • Referrals to appropriate supports 
  • Transportation to attend mental health/addictions appointments
Psychiatric Services are NOT provided by the Mental Health Unit but available through Brian Nootchtai at the North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC), or the East Algoma Mental Health Clinic
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Cutler ; Serpent River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Members of Serpent River First Nation struggling with mental health issues
  • Open to referrals from any source  
  • Appointments recommended but walk-ins accepted
Transportation arrangements can be booked through the Kenabutch Health Centre ph: 705-844-1864
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-844-2298
Fax 705-844-2414
Primary Contact Linda Helin, Adult Counsellor; Phone: 705-844-2298 ext 256; Email:
Alternate Contact Robert Essex, Child and Youth Counsellor; Phone: 705-844-2298 ext 257; Email:
Site Location Community is on N shore of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, along Hwy 17 approx 160 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Cutler
Address 261 Village Rd
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
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Intersection Village Rd and Sleepy Hollow Rd
Mailing Address c/o Mental Health 
PO Box 21 
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)