Our Mental Health support staff members work with individuals who have mental health concerns, and often concurrent addictions issues, who do not have appropriate supports to address their daily living needs. Our program staff help people to function successfully in the community by reducing the barriers involved in meeting their economic, social and personal needs.

We help people to function successfully in the community by reducing barriers to meet their economic, social and personal needs.

We take a community based approach to case planning that involves goal setting and planning with the client.  Our goal is to empower individuals to independently connect with appropriate community based programs that address mental health and/or addiction concerns on an ongoing basis.  We seek to develop productive working relationships with community members, program partners and community agencies.

According to individual need, our staff members facilitate connections with internal and external programs and resources, such as doctors, counselors and other mental health professionals.  We also provide individuals with outreach support, empowering our community members to address their ongoing needs.

Our Mental Health support staff members support individuals to realize their own abilities, enabling them to cope better with usual life stressors.

Once the appropriate housing and medical supports are in place, our staff members help participants to identify other areas of need within their lives such as acquiring identification, getting involved with leisure activities, or connecting with social supports.

For more information contact:

Director, Community Programs & Services
Rachelle Sutherland

Phone: 780.423.2285 ext. 153
E‑mail: 
rsutherland@bissellcentre.org

“I would be lost without you guys!”

— Cynthia, Participant