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Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority's

Child & Adolescent Services

The Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority's Child & Adolescent Community Mental Health Program is a multi-disciplinary program that aims to provide comprehensive and strengths-based mental health assessments, recommendations, and treatment options to children, adolescents and their families who are residents within the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. The program also provides consultation for those children and adolescents who may be presenting symptoms suggestive of a mental health problem/illness and/or a co-occurring disorder.

The Child & Adolescent Community Mental Health Program offers:

  • Recovery-oriented, short term, individualized therapy
  • Referrals and/or consultation with internal and external resources
  • Case Management  which may include advocacy, connecting to community resources and services, goal setting, and recovery planning
  • Services are time limited with a focus of individual and family recovery

To ask about these services, please call:
1 (866) 757-6205 toll free or (204) 785-7752 Ext.2 
(Selkirk and area)

 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What do I tell my child/adolescent before coming to the appointment?

Tell your child/adolescent that together, you are going to talk to someone about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to see if they can help.

What if my child/adolescent will not talk when we get to the appointment?

It is very common for children/adolescents to be anxious and not talk when they come to the appointment. It is not a concern; we will do everything we can to make sure your child feels comfortable.

What do I do if my child/adolescent will not come to the appointment?

If you cannot get your child/adolescent to the appointment, just give us a call and we will do some problem solving.

Are the things that are discussed with my child/adolescent kept confidential?

In order to maintain a therapeutic relationship with the child, we do not disclose everything to the parent/legal guardian, except if they have intent to hurt themselves or someone else. We can share information with the primary health care provider and the treatment team on a consultative basis.

How do I help my anxious child/adolescent if I struggle with anxiety myself?

When your child/adolescent is in the Community Mental Health Program to learn how to better cope with their anxiety, they will learn positive coping strategies. As well, the parent will learn positive parenting strategies to help support their child with their anxiety.

What kind of questions will Central Intake ask when I call?

It is important to know that anyone is welcome to call Central Intake, even if they are only looking for information or if they are not sure if they or their loved one would benefit from Community Mental Health services.

When a youth or parent/legal guardian call, they will schedule an over-the-phone assessment with one of the Central Intake staff.  Nothing has to be prepared in advance; Central Intake will ask about the youth’s daily life and experiences so they can match the youth with the services that best meet the youth’s needs.  Central Intake may ask about the youth’s mood, sleep, appetite, energy level, prescribed medications, safety questions (e.g. if the youth had had thoughts about suicide or if the youth has had any recent losses), and what the youth’s goals are for accessing mental health services.

At the end of the conversation, Central Intake will provide recommendations on what services would be best to help the youth and some suggestions of what can be done at home to help the youth feel better.  If you have any further questions, please call, Central Intake toll free at 1-866-757-6205 or 204-785-7752.

 

 Looking for resources?

Resources such as smartphone applications, websites, and print resources are effective ways for individuals to take charge of their own recovery and manage their mental health. These resources do not replace treatment recommendations by a primary health care provider, but are a way to help learn about mental health and manage it in a healthy and effective way.

Smartphone Applications

Click on the smartphone application logos to learn more.
My Study Life My Study Life is a cross-platform planner for students, teachers and lecturers designed to make study life easier to manage. MindShift MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.
       
Booster Buddy Booster Buddy is designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health. SAM SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
       
Calm in the Storm Calm in the Storm helps you to identify, assess and track your own stress levels and provides easy-to-use and highly effective mind/body practices. Stop, Breathe, & Think Stop, Breathe, & Think is a mindfulness, meditation, and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use.
       
Healthy Minds HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy. Breathr Breathr: Mindful Moments provides opportunities to try out a variety of mindfulness practices, while also teaching interesting facts about the brain science behind the practices.

Websites

Hover over the links below for a brief description of what each website offers.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba (ADAM)

Anxiety BC

Bro Talk

Cannabis & Psychosis: The Facts

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance

Canadian Harm Reduction Network

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Coping with a Parent with a Mental Illness

Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens

Dealing with Depression

Depression Hurts

Erase Bullying

Family Guide to Mental Health

FASD Centre Manitoba 

Interlake-Eastern Harm Reduction

Here to Help 

Kids Health  

 Kids Help Phone

Kids Grief

Manitoba Harm Reduction

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Mind Check

Mind Your Mind

Mindfulness (Kelty Mental Health)

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Playing with Anxiety 

Rainbow Resource Centre 

Reason to Live 

Stresslr 

Teen Mental Health

Teen Talk

Transgender Health Klinic

Walk Along

The Language of Suicide - English

The Language of Suicide - Ojibwe

The Language of Suicide - Cree

The Language of Suicide - Oji-Cree

 
 Books To access a list of print based resources about a variety of mental health topics relating to children and adolescents, please click on the icon of the books.  Videos To access links to videos about various mental health topics from a child and adolescent perspective, please click on the video icon. 

   Family Proper

 

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