The focus of this program is based on the co-occuring disorders initiative (C.O.D.I.) and has been set up to help people dealing with addictions and mental health disorders or mental health problems. In order to access the program, individuals must complete a recognized treatment program and have a mental health diagnosis or presenting mental health problem that doesn’t quite meet the criteria for a diagnosis.
The Connections Clubhouse is based on a model of psychosocial rehabilitation and provides support for people with severe and persistent mental illness. Participants in the Clubhouse are called Members and our programs focus on their strengths and abilities, not their illness. The Clubhouse is unique in such that it is not a clinical program, meaning there are no therapists or psychiatrists on staff. All clinical aspects of the program have been removed to focus on the independence of the individual, rather than their illness. Additionally, all participation in the Connections Clubhouse is strictly on a voluntary basis.
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Just as rehabilitation students gain insight into the experience of physical disability by using wheelchairs, so too can mental health professionals and students experience a simulation of some of the challenges facing people with psychiatric disabilities.
Hope House is a residential setting where adults with mental health problems can go when they need to work things out in a safe, caring and supportive environment.
We also offer post-hospital stabilization support which is designed to better assist clients who are transitioning from an inpatient psychiatric unit to their community. Respite services for families are also available.
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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.
The purpose of the Canadian Mental Health Association Residential Services Program is to provide housing support to clients in the Burntwood Region. The emphasis of all of our housing programs is on providing support while focusing on the strengths of the individual – encouraging their use of personal, family and community based resources to maintain their optimal level of mental health; and to maintain or enhance their community living status.
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The Second Chance Thrift Store is a vocational rehabilitation component of Connections Clubhouse that is funded primarily by The Government of Manitoba and the Government of Canada Employment Insurance Account. It provides employment opportunities for our Members. The store also provides a service to the community – people can purchase used items that are in good shape at reasonable prices.
The primary goal of the store is to provide valuable work experience to our Members. The secondary goal is to have a positive impact on our environment by elimating the disposal of items that can be reused.
- One on one support. As a self help service we do not keep clinical files and all discussions are kept confidential.
- Referrals to other mental health programs.
- Providing information packages on mental health related issues.
The Manitoba Schizophrenia Society Inc. is a consumer focused, family sensitive mental health self-help organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
The Portable Housing Benefit provides a rent supplement of up to $200 per month to individuals who have an ongoing mental health disability; and who require additional assistance to find or maintain safe, adequate, and stable housing. The benefit is restricted to Employment and Income Assistance participants who have been enrolled on the basis of a mental health disability and clients must have an unstable housing situation that is interfering with their progress in treatment and positive participation in community life.