Beausoleil Program

Beausoleil Program


The Beausoleil Program is focused on meeting the long-term care needs of patients with a major mental illness and personality disorder diagnoses.

We provide… 
A flexible environment that gives patients choice and freedom of movement into designated areas. Care focuses promoting self-understanding, self-esteem, self-determination, self-confidence, independence and optimum quality of life. The team will also work together to promote the development and maintenance or restoration of skills, values and attitudes critical to relationships and to promote learning and the use of problem solving and planning skills. Programming opportunities for patients include:


  • Medication/symptom management
  • Stress management/relaxation training
  • Aggression replacement training
  • Health teaching
  • Substance awareness
  • Life and social skills training
  • Self-care training
  • Cooking group
  • Leisure skills
  • Games and entertainment
  • Music therapy
  • Arts and crafts
  • Vocational services
  • Educational services
Visiting a patient

Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. daily. Visitors are encouraged to visit with the patient's consent and children are welcome with adult supervision.

Visitors are asked to contact the program/social worker prior visiting. On some occasions, patients may refuse to meet with visitors, even though they may have travelled a considerable distance. When this occurs, we respect the decision of the patient and we will provide support where appropriate. Waypoint may also restrict visiting hours for clinical or security reasons.

For safety reasons, common areas of the program are monitored by video recording. No cameras or recording devices are allowed in the program.

The following articles should not be brought into the hospital or mailed to any patient:
Jewelry and other valuables, knives or cutlery, whether plastic or metal, scissors, knitting needles, razor blades, plastic bags, pop cans or glass bottles, medicine, alcohol, or tobacco products, lighters, matches, or other items that could be dangerous to the individual, fellow patients, or staff members.

Visitors may purchase snacks from the Canteen, which is located within the secure area of the building, or visit the Bay Café, our hospital cafeteria, off the main lobby of the Atrium Building. The Bay Café is open for breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and for lunch from 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. For other food you wish to bring into the building, please call first to confirm.

Phoning a patient
Call 705-549-3181 or toll free at 1-877-341-4729 and ask for the Provincial Forensic Programs front desk. Your message will be delivered to the patient.

A more comprehensive information booklet is available upon request from the Social Worker. 

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How to access this service
Referrals to Waypoint’s forensic mental health programs are accepted only through the court system or under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board. We do not admit individuals directly from the community to these programs.

For more information about this program and whether or not it is suitable for your needs please contact 705 549-3181 extension 2665.