Access for Adults

 

There is a wide range of mental health services available for adults within Prairie Mountain Health. Please review the services below for more information.

If you require a more urgent response please call:

NORTH - 1-866-332-3030

SOUTH - 1-888-379-7699

"Should I call North or South?"

 

 

  • Adult Community Mental Health (ACMH)
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)
  • Adult Crisis Services - North
  • Adult Crisis Services - South
  • Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Services

Adult Community Mental Health (ACMH)

 

How do I Start?

Anyone that has not seen a Mental Health Worker in the past 6 months will be asked to call the Intake Worker. All services are voluntary and it is best if clients make their own calls. If someone is unable to call; the person calling on their behalf should have their consent.  

Written referrals are accepted from:

  • Inpatient psychiatric units
  • Physicians
  • Other agencies involved with the adult

The person must be aware of the referral and want to connect with mental health services.

 

Who can access ACMH?

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You have symptoms of a mental health concern.

Signs to look for that may tell you that you need help:

  • You are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else
  • You are having trouble coping and it is effecting your job, health, or life in general.
  • You have had something traumatic happen and you are having trouble getting over it
  • You feel that you are getting worse instead of better despite medication
  • You think you have anxiety, depression, or are hearing / seeing things   that are not there.

 

What do we offer?

Services may include:

  • mental health promotion
  • learning about medication and illness    
  • brief therapy
  • long term therapy
  • help getting back into the community

Community Mental Health Workers work side-by-side with the family and other service providers to offer the best possible care.

 

What happens next?

The Access Worker will talk with you on the phone or in-person to help decide the services best suited to meet your needs. Anyone is welcome to call the Access Worker to start the process. The worker starts by asking some questions like age, address, job, and so on. Then they will go over the reason that you want mental health services.

It is important to also go over risks, such as thoughts of suicide, drug and alcohol use, and aggressive behaviors. The questions asked, help to find the best services and decide how quickly they are needed.

People having symptoms affecting their mental health will be linked to a Community Mental Health Worker for talk therapy. You can expect the Access Worker to help you problem solve and help you find the best services for your needs. The Worker will do their best to help the person access services through other agencies. Examples of other agencies include:

  • Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
  • Women’s Resource Centre
  • Manitoba Family Services & Housing
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Private counselling
  • Clergy

Contact Information:

North:

Dauphin & Area                   204-638-2118

Swan River & Area               204-734-6601

Roblin                                 204-937-2151

Ste. Rose du Lac                  204-447-4080

South                                                   1 -855-222-6011

"Should I contact north or south?"

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)

“Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and/or

roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life even with the limitations caused by illness”.

-William Anthony

 

Who do we serve?

Our services are available to adults experiencing severe and persistent mental health concerns. People may benefit from frequent involvement to support them in their personal recovery.

What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation?

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) promotes personal recovery, quality of life, and successful community integration for persons who have a mental illness or a mental health concern.

PSR aims to increase success and fulfillment in the living, learning, working, and social environments of the person’s choosing.

 

Services are based on individual needs and may include:

Basic Support – living, housing, skill development, budgeting

Service Coordination – linking tocommunity resources, accessing services

Treatment and Rehabilitation – relapse prevention, medication and illness/wellness education, accessing psychiatric and medical appointments

Crisis Intervention – successful coping, accessing support at times of stress

Life Enrichment & Community

Participation – meaningful work, volunteering, leisure and recreation opportunities

Advocacy / Self-Help – supporting full rights as a citizen, self-help organizations and peer groups

 

What does PSR offer?

 

Community Mental Health Workers

  • Intensive Case Managers
  • Employment Development
  • Counsellors
  • provide assertive long-term case management

Residential & Community Services

  • McTavish Manor & Amberwood Village (Brandon)
    • 24-hour supportive transitional group housing and single apartment living

Mental Health Proctors

  • provide rehabilitative support and skill development

Community Support Services

  • work with clients and community
  • partners to promote social, recreational and community involvement

Mental Health Promotion Clinic (Brandon)

  • mental health promotion activities

Ventures (Brandon)

  • provide vocational assessment and skills training

Hero Clubs (Dauphin, Roblin, Swan River and Russell)

  • run social, recreational, educational and employment-related activities in supportive environments

What are some issues that our clients face?

  • Sometimes people may struggle with:
  • Barriers related to self-confidence, knowledge, skills, resources
  • Finding and keeping housing or employment
  • Isolation, difficulty with relationships
  • Managing symptoms and medication
  • Understanding what is holding them back from achieving their life goals
  • Coping with day-to-day problems
  • Addictions
  • Stigma; feeling misunderstood
  • Re-admissions to emergency departments and acute psychiatric settings

Adult Crisis Services - North    "Should I call North or South?"

Call - 1-866-332-3030

 

How do I access Adult Crisis Services?

Do you need someone to talk with?

Call us. We listen, we hear, we help.

  • 24 hour help
  • Free and confidential service welcoming,      compassionate response
  • Client-centered care

 

We welcome calls or referrals from anyone concerned about an individual experiencing mental health difficulties. You can call yourself or have someone call for you.

 

Who can access Adult Crisis Service North?

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You have symptoms of a mental health concern.      

Signs to look for that may tell you that you need help:

  • You are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else
  • You are having trouble coping and it is effecting your job, health, or life in general.
  • You have had something traumatic happen and you are having trouble getting over it
  • You feel that you are getting worse instead of better despite medication
  • You think you have anxiety, depression, or are hearing / seeing things that are not there.

What do we offer?

The Crisis Line is available by phone 24 hours a day.

We help by:

  • Helping you sort out problems
  • Providing ideas, resources and support
  • Suggesting ways to cope
  • Identifying strengths
  • Teaching about medication and illness
  • Following up with your support system
  • Discussing ways to stay      healthy and athome

Our Team offers:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Telephone consultation
  • Links & referrals to community resources
  • Support to family members and concerned
  • Others
  • Mental health/psychosocial assessments

We welcome calls or referrals from anyone concerned about an individual experiencing mental health difficulties. You can call yourself or have someone call for you.

Adult Crisis Services – South "Should I call North or South?"

 

Toll Free 1-888-379-7699 or 204-725-4411

This service is known as Westman Crisis Services and works with adults in the former Brandon and Assiniboine regions, who are in a mental health or psychosocial crisis. We offer two services:

  • Crisis Stabilization Unit
  • Mobile Crisis Unit

These two units work together to provide you with the help you need. We will help you sort out the problems you are having and talk about choices. Our aim is to help you determine what you can do, and what assistance you need to help you. You make the decisions.

Our approach helps people to identify their needs, strengths and resources.

We believe that every person has a right to timely effective service that respects their choices.

 

How do I access Crisis Services?

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You have symptoms of a mental health concern.      

Signs to look for that may tell you that you need help:

  • You are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else
  • You are having trouble coping and it is effecting your job, health, or life in general.
  • You have had something traumatic happen and you are having trouble getting over it
  • You feel that you are getting worse instead of better despite medication
  • You think you have anxiety, depression, or are hearing / seeing things that are not there.

 

What do we offer?

 

Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU)

MCU is a community-based service that is mobile – caring staff will meet with people in their own home, or another suitable place.

The Mobile Unit is available by phone 24 hours a day.

We help by:

  • Helping you sort out problems
  • Providing ideas, resources and support
  • Suggesting ways to cope
  • Identifying strengths
  • Teaching about medication and illness
  • Following up with your support system
  • Discussing ways to stay healthy and athome

Our Team offers:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Telephone consultation
  • Outreach services
  • Short-term follow-up
  • Links & referrals to community resources
  • Support to family members and concerned
  • Others
  • Mental health/psychosocial assessments

We welcome calls or referrals from anyone concerned about an individual experiencing mental health difficulties. You can call yourself or have someone call for you.

 

Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) has eight beds for people needing a place to stay for a few days while receiving care.

Our team will help you develop a plan to deal with the situation that threatens your mental health.

The plan will be different for each person and could include any of the following:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Help to adjust to medications
  • Learning healthier coping skills
  • Help with social skills
  • Linking to your support system
  • Help to increase resources
  • Help to prevent further crisis

Your Support Team:

  • Nurses
  • Clinicians
  • Crisis Workers
  • Activity Worker
  • Program Manager

We will help you develop a plan to cope with your situation and get the support that you need.

Contact Information:

Mobile Crisis Unit (204) 725-4411

Crisis Stabilization Unit (204) 727-2555

Fax (204) 726-4665

Program Manager (204) 725-3108

Toll Free 1-888-379-7699

 

Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Services

There are two psychiatric inpatient units that operate within Prairie Mountain Health: a 25 bed unit located in Brandon called the Centre for Adult Psychiatry (CAP) , and a 10 bed unit in Dauphin called the
Parkland Regional Mental Health Centre. 

The Centre for Adult Psychiatry is located in Brandon near the Brandon Regional Health Centre. It is attached to the Assiniboine Centre and its main entrance is on Russell Street. CAP is a non-smoking facility in accordance with Prairie Mountain Health policy.

The Parkland Regional Mental Health Centre is located in Dauphin within Dauphin General Hospital.

Both locations are governed by the Mental Health Act of Manitoba .

 How is someone admitted?

Admission to the an adult inpatient unit can be made through:

  • Emergency Departments
  • Physicians/Private Psychiatrists
  • Community Mental Health Workers
  • Mobile Crisis or Stabilization Unit
  • Magistrate

Admissions must be authorized through the psychiatrist on call. Individuals cannot be admitted without authorization. Walk-ins or individuals who self-refer will be re-directed through the above referral agents, as appropriate. Written referrals from physicians must be made in conjunction with speaking to an authorized psychiatrist. Those admitted must be 18-64 years old.

 What Treatment and Services are Offered?

Inpatient Psychiatric Units offer the following services:

  • Help during times of severe crisis
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses (depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia)
  • Individual support/education
  • Medication reviews and/or adjustments
  • Medication, illness and wellness education
  • Psychological testing/assessment
  • Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Assistance with planning for continued Mental Health support after discharge
  • Family support/education
  • Group programs

The team works with the patient, along with family and community supports, to assist the patient achieve his/her personal goals. Your health care team includes:

  • Program Manager
  • Unit Clerk
  • Attending Psychiatrists
  • Physician
  • Social Worker
  • Recreational Coordinator
  • Spiritual Care Advisor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • You and your Family!