The Concurrent Program provides ongoing support to individuals who are experiencing substance use and mental health issues. The program currently offers individual and group support.
Counsellors provide up to 6 sessions of 1 to 1 support, which are tailored to meet the clients where they are in their recovery journey. Staff focus on skill building for individuals that are wanting to build skills to reduce or stop their substance use, including:
- Education about substance use and mental health
- Increasing knowledge of substance use and the process of recovery; skills to quit or reduce use
- Identifying triggers for use and how to implement personal coping strategies
- Strategies to manage urges and build relapse prevention plans
- Connection to community resources and referrals
The STAGES group (Sobriety Through Accessing Group Education and Support) provides an ongoing maintenance and peer support for individuals who have already received treatment for substance use. This group is offered to clients registered in CMHA services and non-registered clients who may have received treatment elsewhere in the community. Virtual and in person options available.
How to Access the Service
Referrals come from a variety of sources including doctors, hospitals, family members, Police/Crown (criminal justice system), other community agencies and self-referrals. To obtain services or to re-engage in services, please call 519-257-5111 ext 72621.