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Title: Mental Health


1
Mental HealthAddictions
Chilliwack Healthier Community Strategic Action
Plan
2
Mental Health Addictions
  • Will become leading health care issue in next 20
    years (WHO)
  • 1 in 5 people will experience some form of mental
    disorder this year (Province)
  • Connection between homelessness, addictions,
    mental health

3
2008 FVRD Homeless Count
  • 465 homeless in FVRD
  • 98 in Chilliwack
  • 64 reported an addiction
  • 32 addiction other health problem
  • 32 addiction only
  • 33 reported a mental illness
  • 25 mental illness other health problem
  • 8 mental illness only

4
Mental Health Services (FHA)
  • Adult Mental Health Centre
  • Adult Community Support Services
  • Adult Short Term Assessment Treatment
  • Group Therapy Services
  • Concurrent Disorder Program
  • Early Psychosis Intervention (13-35 yrs)
  • Eating Disorder Clinician
  • Geriatric Program

5
Mental Health Services (FHA)
  • Chilliwack General Hospital
  • 14 bed psychiatric unit
  • Crisis Residential Emergency Short Stay
  • 10 beds (Abbotsford)
  • Contract Services
  • Programs (Communitas Supportive Care)
  • Peer Support, Support Towards Employment,
    Wellness Recovery Action Plan
  • Creative Centre Society
  • Community living support workers clubhouse
  • Aboriginal Mental Health Liasion Program (Stólo
    Nation Health Services)

6
Resources
  • Chilliwack Mental Health Advisory Committee
  • Chilliwack Supportive Housing Society
  • New Horizon Soceity Evening Weekend Support
    program
  • Mood Disorders Group

7
ChilliwackAddiction Prevention Services
  • 200 needle exchange users
  • 41 documented sex trade workers
  • 1,562 active clients struggling with addiction
  • Additional 3,120 contacts in last year

8
Chilliwack Mental Health CentreCore Issues
  • Increasing referrals
  • Housing more affordable than Metro Vancouver
  • Heavy caseloads
  • 50 clients / clinician
  • 130 referrals / month
  • Focus on group work over individual counselling
  • High incidence of depression anxiety

9
Chilliwack Mental Health CentreCore Issues
Mental Health Challenges
  • Lack of appropriate housing
  • Outreach access for those in need of care
  • Psychiatrist recruitment

10
Housing current supply
  • Chilliwack Mental Health
  • 22 bed facility
  • Transitional Living Program
  • Supported Independent Living subsidies

11
Housing - proposed
12
Supportive Housing Needed
  • low-barrier housing and/ or shelter
  • Support recovery homes
  • Licensed residential facilities
  • Supported Independent Living Rental Subsidies
  • Safe place to become sober - safety and policing
    concerns
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