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”.
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
- 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
- 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
- Stigma; feeling misunderstood
- Re-admissions to emergency departments and acute psychiatric settings