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Mental Health Outpatient Department - Wellness Program

 

 

The Mental Health Outpatient Department’s Wellness Program is a daily education program held over three weeks that is open to serious mental illness and/or acutely mentally ill individuals. The objectives of the program are to prevent inpatient admissions, support early discharge, allow for phased stages of recovery, and support crisis response services. Participants learn about their illness and medications, coping strategies, community resources, stress management, socialization skills, relapse prevention, positive thinking and healthy lifestyles.

 

Learning occurs through group presentations and discussions, written exercises, videos and direct skill teaching. The Wellness Program is supported by occupational therapy, social work, nursing, mental health counselors and a consulting psychiatrist when needed, as well as dietitians and pharmacists. Potential benefits for participants include better self-understanding, improved ability to cope with difficulties, improved daily functioning, increased satisfaction in daily life as a result of improved coping skills, establishment of a daily routine to improve time management, identification of community resources and referral to appropriate services, and intensive professional support through the recovery process.

 

Individuals are referred to the voluntary outpatient Wellness Program from inpatient mental health units.

 

Referrals

 

Referrals are made through the Crisis Workers, PAN's or other Emergency Department staff, or through transfer from our inpatient units.

 

Contact Information

 

Mental Health Outpatient Department - Wellness Program

1st Floor Jeanne Mance Building

1030 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, ON  N9E 1A1

(519) 973-4411 ext. 33596

 

Hours

 

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

 

Program Manager

 

Patricia Thomas

(519) 973-4411 ext. 33136

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Program Coordinator

 

Jan Bedard

(519) 973-4411 ext. 32034

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General Info: (519) 257-5111

 

Voice Directory: (519) 257-5100

 

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1453 Prince Rd.

 

Windsor, ON N9C 3Z4

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