Mental health and addiction are real and impact everyone. Our mission is to improve the overall mental health status of community members of all ages. The focus is on one on one clinical counselling as well as community development and training on mental health and addictions issues and awareness.
Building Healthy Communities Program
Goal is to improve the overall mental health status of the community. It provides one on one counselling and community development and training on mental health and addiction issues. Mental Health services originated from the investigation of youth suicides in Wikwemikong in 1976. Referrals are made with the informed consent of the client and may be made by potential client, family, friends, school, other community agencies, police, family physician, and hospital and outside service agencies. Referrals are accepted via telephone, walk-in or letter. NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre’s priority is to ensure the clients safety and confidentiality is paramount. The program collaborates with other professionals, hospitals and community agencies/organizations within the community as well as external to the community (psychiatrists, psychologist, Healing Lodges, treatment centres, schools, etc.…), besides carrying client caseloads, managing walk-ins and being available 24/7 for community crisis.
Community Wellness Worker (AHWS)
The focus is to provide family violence services, referrals, support and case management to clients to address existing and emerging health, healing and wellness.
Naandwe Miikan is not under the WHC, however, the WHC funds 2 positions that provide case management and coordination of wellness activities for the clients.