MHAS Team expands in Campbell River

Adults with mental health and addictions issues in Campbell River will benefit from a further expansion of VIHA’s Mental Health and Addictions team and the creation of a food program

Adults with mental health and addictions issues in Campbell River will benefit from a further expansion of VIHA’s Mental Health and Addictions team and the creation of a food program.

“This expanded program benefits clients and families by focusing on each individual’s needs and goals and it reflects our commitment to ensuring that a comprehensive system of mental health and addictions services are available right across the province,” said Comox Valley MLA, Don McRae.

The after-hours clinician that was introduced to the MHAS team over the last two years will now be available to clients seven days a week. To build on the success of this program, a rehabilitation worker is being added to the team. The rehabilitation worker will focus on connecting VIHA mental health and addictions clients with services and with maintenance of housing.

“Improving access to services for individuals with Mental Health and Addictions issues is a key priority for VIHA,” said Don Hubbard, VIHA Board Chair. “This further expansion to VIHA’s Mental Health and Addictions team in Campbell River will make a real difference in the community and especially for clients as they move forward with their lives.”

The rehabilitation worker is a part of the client’s care team and will assist clients living in supportive and market rent housing will developing skills that will assist clients in maintaining their housing. This will be tailored to the client’s needs and goals.

The after-hours clinician focuses on early intervention with individuals wanting to connect to needed mental health and/or addiction services and adds an extra level of support to individuals already connected to Mental Health and Addiction Services. The clinician works with other clinicians and the client towards enhancing coping and interpersonal skills and community connections, including more stable housing.

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