Children's Mental Health Program

Overview

Children’s Mental Health Program ensures that the healing and wellness needs of the Aboriginal community are addressed by implementing the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy at the local level in order to reduce family violence, promote healthy lifestyles, culture-based programming and healing.

Program Goal

The goal of the Children’s Mental Health Program is to decrease youth involvement in gang activity, violence, drug and alcohol abuse and address mental health/addiction issues that are often a result of high incidences of family violence.

The Childrens Mental Health Program Worker uses a culturally-based approach to strengthen the family unit, offers family support and assist children and youth ages 7 - 15; by promoting healthy lifestyles and healthy alternatives.

Programs & Activities

  • The program uses a culturally based approach to strengthen the family unit
  • Public education on drug & alcohol abuse, violence, and gang activity
  • Therapeutic group such as children’s circles, healing circles, Kiizhaay Anishinabe and Kanawayhitowin
  • Intake and assessments
  • Referrals to Tele-Mental Health
  • Fitness and recreation activities
  • Open traditional ceremonies
  • Peer counselling to assist with coping strategies
  • Safety Planning
  • Community and cultural events
  • Workshops
  • Referrals to appropriate needs of family and children

Contact


Dorion Chambers, Childrens Mental Health Worker
dchambers@unfc.org

Telephone: (807) 274- 8541 Ext. 297

Fax: 274-4067




HOURS

Summer Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 – 4:00


Winter Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30 – 4:30