Other Mental Health & Addictions Support Services
Search
     
  Aboriginal Health  
       
     
  Advance Care Planning  
       
     
  Community Care Licensing  
       
     
  Chronic Disease  
       
     
  End-of-Life Care / Hospice Palliative Care  
       
     
  Environmental Health  
       
     
  Health Alerts  
       
     
  Health Topics  
       
     
  Healthy Living & Communities  
       
     
  Home and Community Care  
       
     
  Hospital Services  
       
     
  Injury Prevention  
       
     
  Men's Health  
       
     
  Mental Health & Addictions  
       
     
  NH Connections (medical travel service)  
       
     
  Overdose Prevention  
       
     
  Pregnancy - Maternity - Babies  
       
     
  Primary Health Care  
       
     
  Public Health  
       
     
  Research  
       
     
  Seniors Health  
       
     
  Stigma  
       
 
 
     

Other Northern Health Mental Health & Addiction Support Services

Prevention Services

Northern Health, Mental Health & Addictions offers a number of community/prevention services and supports by providing education and training to caregivers, schools, Parent Advisory Committees, Public Health Nursing, First Nations communities, and other community partners to develop mental health and addiction awareness, prevention strategies, and pathways for services.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services is a multidisciplinary service that includes Recreation Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation. The program goals are to assist individuals in increasing their independence by providing opportunities for skill building, community integration and socialization. Rehabilitation Services are a support service to other mental health and addiction services and are included in client care planning.

Recreation Therapy:

  • Residential services: goal/action planning, activities, community outings, Peer support and volunteer program supervision.
  • Community groups: recreation groups focusing on increasing socialization, community integration and leisure skills.
  • Community needs assessment: goal/action planning and goal reviews
  • Special events planning/implementation

Occupational Therapy (OT):

  • OT assessments for life skills and functional abilities.
  • Skills training and support

Vocational Rehabilitation:

  • Needs assessment: goal/action planning and goal review.
  • Support in finding/maintaining work/volunteer placements.
  • Assistance with education goals.

Clubhouses and Activity Centers

Northern Health also partners with or provides clubhouses and activity centers in communities across the Northern region. These centers operate in a partnership model with members and staff working side by side as colleagues in an environment of support, acceptance, and commitment to the potential contribution and success of each individual.

The Clubhouse is based on a model of psychosocial rehabilitation providing a comprehensive program of support for people with severe mental illness. Clubhouses are places where people have a sense of belonging as contributing adults and offer a tiered employment program designed to integrate interested members back into meaningful, gainful employment in communities.

Clubhouses generally offer a wide array of other member services, including housing support and placement, advocacy, financial planning, evening and weekend social programs and continuing education support.

Activity Centers are also based on a psychosocial rehabilitation model, and provide day activities and social skills training, including basic living skills in a safe environment to promote the opportunities for self determination and well being. Activities may include crafts and art programs such as painting, mosaics, card making, weaving, stone carving, and pottery. Activity Centre models vary in terms of services and program design in communities.

Supportive Independent Living

NH MHA provides housing subsidy allowance for eligible Mental Health & Addiction clients under the Supportive Independent Living Program (SILP).

Supportive Living / Supportive Recovery Beds

Northern Health provides a number of residential care options for various levels of supportive living, as well as supportive recovery beds (through contracted services with a variety of community agencies) to assist clients who are seeking addiction treatment with housing options while enrolled in an addiction treatment program.

Adult Residential Services

Adult residential services are available at a number of locations and provide a varying level of care for adults with mental health or substance use issues. (Additional residential resources are provided through contracted agencies, however are not included in the resources noted here).

Tertiary resources provide 24/7 rehabilitation and residential care for adults with severe or persistent mental illness. Psychogeriatric tertiary residential services provide 24/7 elderly tertiary rehabilitation and residential care.

In collaboration with Mental Health & Addictions team leads, the resources are managed through a Northern Health Mental Health & Addiction Tertiary Resource Utilization Coordinator which provides a system of bed management across Northern Health.

Northern Health sites and resources include:

Northwest Health Service Delivery Area:

Northeast Health Service Delivery Area:

Northern Interior Health Service Delivery Area:

Provincial Resources

Northern Health utilizes Provincial Mental Health & Addiction resources which support the assessment, stabilization, and treatment of clients in Northern Health Mental Health & Addiction Services. Referrals to these services are managed through a Northern Health Mental Health & Addiction Tertiary Resource Utilization Coordinator which provides a system of bed management ensuring tertiary clients across Northern Health are able to access the appropriate resource at the most appropriate time.

Provincial Tertiary Resources include:

     

Contact Us