Improving access to mental health and addictions care for people who live in the District of Manitoulin.
Mobile Wellness is a new pilot project designed to improve access to mental health and addictions care for people who live in the District of Manitoulin. Mobile Wellness is an initiative supported through Noojmowin Teg Health Centre.
To provide person-centered, respectful, timely, and optimal mental health and/or addictions care to ALL communities of the Manitoulin District to address gaps in services.
A wholistic mobile wellness clinic for individuals, their families, and the community utilizing a cultural approach to provide comprehensive health services.
The program includes a team of mental health & addictions service providers, trained social workers, a registered nurse and nurse practitioner who deliver a wide range of services including intake & brief services, referrals to existing services, psychiatric support & follow up. Providers are based out of Noojmowin Teg Health Centre.
Our mobile team will travel via an accessible van to locations across Mnidoo Mnising to offer services.
Mental health & addictions service providers, a trained social worker, registered nurse and nurse practitioner are available for all people to access, at no cost.
- Client Care Navigator - The Client Care Navigator is the main point of contact for Mobile Wellness and will facilitate triage and screening of all individuals seeking services and determine the type of services needed. This role includes Client Intake, Assessment, Treatment planning support, Individual Counselling and Case Management/System Navigation. Crisis Intervention for clients and family members also provided as required. The Client Care Navigator is familiar with other services and resources in the community and is proficient at system navigation. Case consultation, Case Conferencing and Advocacy with community partners and services are an integral part of the role.
- Cultural Support and Peer Outreach Worker - The Cultural Support and Peer Outreach Worker engages with and advocates for clients, as well as provide informal counselling, and emotional support. They also initiate, interact and participate in social activities with clients, peer-led workshops, and one-on-one support, to increase social experiences, provide social development opportunities and build supportive relationships. By focusing on activities that encourage client independence and promote client hope, self-determination and decision-making. The Cultural Support and Peer Outreach Worker provides clients with cultural resources and/or cultural programs, for those with this vision for their recovery and overall wellness plan.
- Social Worker - The Mobile Wellness Social Worker supports individuals through stabilization and brief counselling, and help link individuals to local mental health and addictions services as required. The Social Worker provides these brief intervention counselling services to Indigenous and Non-Indigenous individuals residing in the Manitoulin Island District, 13 years old and above (referrals to alternative service providers will be made for those under the age of 13). This program will service individuals who are not eligible for existing local services, who are not already connected to a mental health counsellor, who face lengthy wait times, and/or who are in need of brief intervention and support as quickly as possible.
- Registered Nurse - The Registered Nurse for Mobile Wellness will assist the Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatrist to provide continuity of care. They also assist with medication administration (If required), as well as provide assessments on an as needed basis. The Registered Nurse will also liaise and collaborate with other health care providers (With clients’ consent), such as clients primary family doctor or nurse practitioner. The Registered Nurse can also assist in working with the client to identify community services which will best suit the clients’ needs. The Registered Nurse will also assist community partners in developing educational events.