Provided by CMHA Swift Current
All of our members have received support from Mental Health and Addictions Services of the Cypress Health Region. This may include the Mental Health Rehab Team, Adult Team, Acquired Brain Injury or Addictions Services. Referrals may also be provided by Social Services and Partners in Employment.
The client’s case manager fills out a referral form and forwards it to CMHA. CMHA reviews referrals at staff meetings and decides as a staff on admitting the person. Individuals who have been a past member of CMHA can self-refer.
Branch Programs and Services
CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.
Services are designed to help people:
- improve their mental health.
- integrate into the community.
- become more resilient.
- be supported in their recovery from mental illness.
CMHA Swift Current is committed to offering the following services to clients:
- Vocational programs involving low stress work placements.
- Recovery programs offering basic life skills and self- esteem.
- Social and recreational programs.
- Community outreach, awareness and education.
- Breakfast and lunch.
- learn and practice new life skills.
- invite guest speakers and Members to share information on a variety of topics.
- promote social connections through a variety of weekly activities.
- plan trips to a variety of areas in Southwestern Saskatchewan.
- enjoy the fellowship of preparing and serving breakfasts and hot lunches five days a week.
Members take the lead in organizing social events to enjoy as a group. These activities take place throughout the week including evenings and on the weekend. The Members of CMHA have a lot to offer the community and their peers; they actively participate in volunteering opportunities throughout the Swift Current area.
The following information, from September 2017, offers a glimpse of Centre activities:
- CMHA was open 20 days. 42 out of 46 members used CMHA services.
- 723 meals were served including 140 breakfasts, 434 lunches and 149 supper meals to go.
- 32 Members volunteered for 155 tasks around the CMHA Clubhouse.
- 35 Members participated in 42 programs for a total of 285 program stats.
- 42 members dropped in/socialized at the CMHA Clubhouse for a total of 522 Socialization Drop in Stats.
OnLine Therapy Unit
Online Therapy Unit The Online Therapy Unit is a free online mental health unit which is led by Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos from the University of Regina. This service makes use of online therapy programs that were initially developed by the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. The Online Therapy Unit allows trained therapists to provide Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Online-CBT) to residents of Saskatchewan who have difficulties with depression, anxiety, and/or panic. http://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca