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Mental Health Counselling in Ingersoll

Great news.  We are now offering free counselling support to the public in Ingersoll.

You can self-refer for counselling by contacting Amanda Mueller – 519-539-1111 ext. 248 – for:

  • Individual counselling (for people over 16 years old)
  • Available for 1 to 3 sessions
  • Help for self-esteem, anger, depression, anxiety, stress, caregiver stress, grief, life changes or coping with chronic pain or disease.

Appointments are available on Fridays, from 9:00 to 2:45 at the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic – 15 King Street East.

Activate Oxford

Activate Oxford

We are very excited to introduce our new Child and Youth Planning Table in Oxford County.

ActivateOxford – formerly “Oxford Children’s Planning Committee” – is proud to introduce its new name and logo in order to better reflect its mission to actively address the existing and emerging needs of children and youth in the Oxford community.

Read the press release for more information.

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

Add your voice in support of mental health and addictions care

Ontarians are raising their voices in support of mental health and addictions care.
Thousands of Ontarians have added their name to a petition calling for mental health and addictions care to receive equal funding to physical care. The petition is part of the Erase the Difference campaign, spearheaded by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division. It’s been launched in the lead up to the June 7th provincial election.

Mental health and addictions services in Ontario remain chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system. Without regular and ongoing investment into the system, people coming forward to seek help can end up languishing while they wait for service.

Ontario currently devotes $3.5 billion of a total $54-billion health budget to mental health and addictions. This means that the mental health and addictions share of the health budget is 6.5 per cent. In 1979, it was 11.3 per cent.

Join thousands of Ontarians in letting provincial candidates know that it’s time to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care. Visit erasethedifference.ca and sign the petition.

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The Results Are In

The results of our 2017-2018 Client Satisfaction Survey are in.

A big thank you to Joan and Larry for their assistance in collecting the surveys and to Kiran for helping design the survey and adapt it for online use.

As well, our thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey.

Have a look at the results.

 

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Welcome Aboard

We are so thrilled to officially welcome Russ the Bus to our team.

He just got back from getting a makeover and is ready to hit the road.  Keep an eye out on the streets for Russ and remember to Smile and Say Hello!

Russ the Bus

Russ the Bus

Russ the Bus

Russ the Bus

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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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National Pharmacare

According to comprehensive national research, nearly 1 out of every 4 Canadians says they or someone in their household can’t afford their prescription drugs. Many are splitting pills and skipping doses to make the medicine go further. Many others are not renewing or even filling prescriptions to begin with due to the high costs of medications. Canadians also pay dramatically more for prescription medications than most other industrialized countries and Canada is the only country with a universal healthcare system which does not also include universal access to prescription drugs.

Canada’s Community Health Centres applaud the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health’s formal recommendation for the federal government to implement a single-payer, universal prescription drug plan for Canadians. The recommendation comes in the Committee’s report Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for all Canadians, tabled yesterday in the House of Commons.

View the CACHC news release.

 

 

 

 

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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.