Enhancing quality of life for people affected by mental illness and addictions.

 Family is an integral part of all levels of care. 

 Early and meaningful support of the family as a unit has multiple benefits both for the individuals affected, and for the system as a whole; notably:   

  • less dysfunction and secondary illness in the affected family members,
  • more helpful responses to family members experiencing symptoms of illness,
  • reduced homelessness,
  • fewer emergency room visits and hospitalizations,
  • fewer intervention from police and emergency response services such as police, paramedics
  • less use of the judicial system and correctional services.

We call for increased recognition and support in the following four areas:

     I. Enhancing services and support for families supporting patients in               the system

    II. Supporting family peer support and family organizations

    III. Involving families as partners in care, rehabilitation and recovery

    IV. Involving families as system partners

From Rollercoaster to Recovery

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A guide for families and individuals navigating the addictions and mental health system in Champlain.

(Ottawa and the counties of Renfrew, Lanark, Prescott-Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry)

Whether there is a long history of mental illness issues and or addiction issues in your family or you are new to the struggle, this book will be a useful reource. It provides facts, tips strategies, resources, advice and personal experiences that you may be able to relate to. 

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Sports Physiotherapy Ottawa For Mental Illness And Addiction

There are a number of benefits that can be gained through sports physiotherapy Ottawa for people with mental illness and addiction. First, sports physiotherapy can help to increase stamina and endurance, which can be beneficial for people who are struggling to cope with their condition. It can also help to improve balance and coordination. Finally, sports physiotherapy Ottawa can help to increase self-confidence and self-esteem, which can be beneficial for people who are struggling to cope with their condition.  

Some common treatments include: 1. Rehabilitation therapy: This type of therapy helps to restore function and improve quality of life. It can be used to help patients with a wide range of conditions, including mental illness and addiction. Rehabilitation therapy can help to improve physical function, mobility, and quality of sleep. 2. Treatment of co-occurring conditions: Often, mental illness and addiction overlap. Treatment of co-occurring conditions, such as depression and anxiety, can help to improve mental health while reducing the severity of addiction. 3. Occupational therapy: This type of therapy helps patients to adjust their work environment to improve their physical and mental health. This can be particularly helpful for patients with mental illness and addiction who may experience difficulty at work. 4. Psychological counseling: Psychological counseling can help to improve psychological well-being and reduce anxiety and stress. It can be used to help patients with mental illness and addiction. Sports physiotherapy Ottawa can be an important treatment for mental illness and addiction. It can help to restore function and improve quality of life.