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Opioid Services in Oxford

Oxford County Public Health is doing research about what makes it easy and what makes it hard for people to access opioid-related services. We’re looking for people who use or take opioids, friends and family of people who use or take opioids and people who may use opioids in the future. Opioids can be legal or illegal drugs like fentanyl, heroin, methadone, codeine and hydromorph.

If you want to share your experiences of finding and using services in Oxford County in an interview, please contact Laura Gibbs at 519-539-9800 ext. 3516 or healthevidence@oxfordcounty.ca. If you have questions about ethical issues in the project, you can contact the Public Health Ontario Research Ethics Coordinator at 647-260-7206 or ethics@oahpp.ca.

Interview participants will receive a $20 gift card as a thank you gift.

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New Mental Health Support

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we’ll help you get through it.

Discover a new approach towards wellbeing that is available anytime anywhere

  • Anonymous peer support
  • 24/7 moderation by clinically trained ‘Wall Guides’
  • Self-guided courses
  • Self-improvement tools and resources
  • Safe space to express yourself without judgement
  • Online therapy
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National Pharmacare Call to Action

Call to Action: On April 6, the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau and key cabinet ministers with recommendations on the mandate and composition of the forthcoming Advisory Council on Implementation of National Pharmacare.

We are asking everyone to communicate these core recommendations to your local MP as well and for them to bring them forward to Prime Minister Trudeau and the federal government.

Visit the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres for more information on this and other advocacy initiatives.

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Walk In Counselling

We are pleased to announce that, starting Wednesday, April 11th, our walk-in counselling is open to the public.

Our team of counsellors welcomes anyone over 16 who is looking for individual mental health counselling.

The walk-in times have not changed – Each Wednesday, from 9:00 to noon.  The last intake is at 11:00.

Visit the walk-in counselling page for more details.

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Welcome Russ the Bus!

While we are sad to see our friend Gus the Bus leave us, we are thrilled to welcome his accessible cousin Russ to the health centre team.

Russ the Bus is a brand-new fully accessible bus that, like Gus, will take our CHC clients to medical appointments across southwestern Ontario.

Russ (driven by Phil, our volunteer driver – above) can take up to 9 passengers or carry up to 4 wheelchairs.  We are all very excited to have Russ join the team, so we can provide more services to the community.

If you have any questions about our transportation program, please email Trevor.

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Great Programs in April

Have you heard?  There are some great programs coming up in April.

Sign up today for:

  • Laughter Yoga – Every Friday in April and May – from 11 to noon
  • Fab-U-Lous – Wednesday, April 11 – from 5 to 8pm
  • Zentangle – Tuesday, April 24 – from 10 to noon and 1:30 to 4

Contact us today to register.

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Kids Can’t Wait

Mental health care for Ontario children and youth face a series of challenges including program cuts due to chronic under funding; skyrocketing hospitalization rates; and, long waiting lists for treatment that continue to grow.

As many as 5 out of 6 kids with mental health issues don’t get the treatment they need.

Let’s make Ontario a better place for families by prioritizing child and youth mental health.

Visit the Kids Can’t Wait website.

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Client Advisory Committee

We are looking for new members of our Client Advisory Committee.

  • Would you like to share your experiences in ways that others can learn from them?
  • Do you see the “big” picture?
  • Would you like to connect with people?
  • Do you have an interest in improving health care in our community?

If you are interested in helping shape the programs and services here at the health centre and receive services (primary care, dietitian or groups), please email Trevor or call 519-539-1111 ext. 215 for more information on how to apply.