When individuals experience mental health and addictions issues it can feel like you are all alone. Anxiety. Fear of the unknown. Not knowing who or where to turn to for help. Feeling embarrassed to even ask for help. And once we ask for mental health help, most people quickly hit a dead end, with no idea where to go next. It can be overwhelming.
What if It doesn’t have to be that way. What if…..?
You were understood.
You knew what to do next.
You had a plan.
Tap into a valuable Health Care Resource….
Introducing: The Mental Health and Addictions Navigator program!
The Mental Health and Addictions Navigator program offers support, tools and acts as a bridge connecting individuals to mental health resources. In addition to direct client support the program utilizes a collaborative approach to promote awareness, acceptance and advocacy of mental health and addiction. The programs objective is to make it easier for people with mental illness and addictions to access community services and supports.
People in need of support can contact the program navigator who will facilitate access to a wide range of services including: health, counselling, income assistance and other supports that enable them to participate more fully in their communities, and experience an improved quality of life.
The specific goals of the program are:
- To provide direct support to individuals to access appropriate social well-being/mental health and addiction support which have been compromised due to COVID-19
- To engage individuals, families, communities and civil society in implementing ways to meet the social well-being/mental health/addiction recovery needs during the pandemic
- To provide additional social infrastructure to support the well-being/mental health/addiction recovery of individuals who are either directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19.
To achieve theses goals a registered Social Worker has been hired as the Mental Health Navigator. Individuals looking for assistance can contact the program Navigator who will help them to find the resources and support in the community that would be most helpful for them.
Fringina Mukaga RSW, BSW, BASoc.
Mental Health and Addiction Navigator