Mental Health and Welness
The overall goal of the program is to outreach and engage members of the African/Black community who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing mental health challenges by promoting awareness of mental health in the community.
Through this program, we are committed into reducing stigmatization and improving access to and awareness to mental health services, available resources and care through public education, supportive counselling, referrals, practical support and advocacy.
As well the program connects community members with mental health services in the community and conducts outreach and education sessions through schools, detention centres, hospitals, streets and neighborhoods. The program encourages peer, family and self referrals and from other community agencies, schools, parents and service partners.
- Culturally appropriate supportive mental health counseling
- Referrals to relevant and culturally appropriate mental health service providers such as CAM-H, FAME, Doctors’ offices and Community Health Centers, Peel Public Health Services etc.
- Public education and information sessions on mental health awareness, prevention and treatment services
- Practical supports in accessing affordable housing, income security programs, food-banks, skills upgrading programs, employment services, accompaniments to appointments and advocacy.
- Daily drop-in services for one-on-one counseling support with recreational hung-out activities, poetry and music activities, outings etc.
- Advocacy to facilitate access to community resources and services
- Limited support with bus-tickets, lunch and snacks from our Food Pantry
- Enhanced awareness of mental health issues in the black/African community.
- Enhanced awareness of available resources and options available to clients in need of mental health services and how to access those resources.
- Improved ability to access mental health services and resources and to advocate for self
- Improved ability to seek assistance and develop a plan for enhanced long-term positive mental health and general wellness.
- Enhanced awareness and mechanisms to cope with emotional aspects of Mental Health issues
- Reduced stigmatization for people with mental health challenges and illness
- Reduced discrimination to enable those with mental health challenges live full and meaningful lives
For more information, please contact us at 9 905-460-9514 or Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is funded by United Way of Peel Region.