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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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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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Tomorrow’s Chefs

We’re full!  There has been a great response to this new cooking program and we are full.

We do have many other great kids cooking programs available to try – March Break and Easter Monday Cooking School, along with PA Day Cooking Schools in Woodstock and Mt. Elgin and just for guys – we have Boys’ Cooking Group in August.  Check out all of those programs at the Programs Page.

 

Tomorrow’s Chefs is a 5 session cooking program for young people.  You will learn basic food safety skills, cooking and baking and reading recipes – and much more.

The sessions are planned and run by a group of students who have tons of experience in cooking programs at the health centre.  Leading the team is Jessie, a graduate of the food and nutrition program at Western University (Brescia College).  Each session builds on the previous one, so we request that participants come for all 5.

Sessions happen on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, staring on February 21st at the Oxford County Community Health Centre – from 6 to 8:30pm.

Register today by emailing Jessie or Trevor  or you can call 519-539-1111 ext. 215.

 

This program is sponsored by Youth United of United Way Oxford.

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Keep Your Bones Strong

Learn about osteoporosis, eating well for strong bones, fall prevention techniques, appropriate exercises and medication education at this two session program.

Join our physiotherapist, Angela and our dietitian, Angie on Monday, January 22nd and Monday, January 29th, at 1:30, at the health centre.

Contact Angela by email, or call 519-539-1111 ext. 227 to register.

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OHIP+ Coming Soon

Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products will be free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need to enroll – all you need is a health card number and an eligible prescription.

All babies, children and youth age 24 years and under who have OHIP coverage will be automatically covered by OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare.

You do not have to enroll or register to access OHIP+ – coverage is automatic.

Learn more about OHIP+ on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Website.