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Psychosocial Rehabilitation

“Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life even with the limitations caused by illness”.

– William Anthony

Who do we serve?

Our services are available to adults experiencing severe and persistent mental health concerns. People may benefit from frequent involvement to support them in their personal recovery.

What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation?

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) promotes personal recovery, quality of life, and successful community integration for persons who have a mental illness or a mental health concern.

PSR aims to increase success and fulfillment in the living, learning, working, and social environments of the person’s choosing.

Services are based on individual needs and may include:

  • Basic Support – living, housing, skill development, budgeting
  • Service Coordination – linking to community resources, accessing services
  • Treatment and Rehabilitation – relapse prevention, medication and illness/wellness education, accessing psychiatric and medical appointments
  • Crisis Intervention – successful coping, accessing support at times of stress
  • Life Enrichment & Community
  • Participation – meaningful work, volunteering, leisure and recreation opportunities
  • Advocacy / Self-Help – supporting full rights as a citizen, self-help organizations and peer groups

What does PSR offer?

  • Community Mental Health Workers – Intensive Case Managers, Employment Development, Counsellors, also provide assertive long-term case management
  • Residential & Community Services – McTavish Manor & Amberwood Village (Brandon) – 24-hour supportive transitional group housing and single apartment living
  • Mental Health Proctors – provide rehabilitative support and skill development
  • Community Support Services – work with clients and community partners to promote social, recreational and community involvement
  • Mental Health Promotion Clinic (Brandon) – provides mental health promotion activities
  • Ventures (Brandon) – provides vocational assessment and skills training
  • Hero Clubs (Dauphin, Roblin, Swan River and Russell) – run social, recreational, educational and employment-related activities in supportive environments

What are some issues that our clients face?

Sometimes people may struggle with:

  • Barriers related to self-confidence, knowledge, skills, resources
  • Finding and keeping housing or employment
  • Isolation, difficulty with relationships
  • Managing symptoms and medication
  • Understanding what is holding them back from achieving their life goals
  • Coping with day-to-day problems
  • Addictions
  • Stigma; feeling misunderstood
  • Re-admissions to emergency departments and acute psychiatric settings
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