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Mental Health

The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease". Mental Health refers to a broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to a person's well-being and it includes promoting well-being, preventing mental disorders and treating and rehabilitation people affected by mental disorders.
May 2- 8, 2016 is Mental Health Awareness Week and Interlake-Eastern RHA has partnered with businesses and community centres to provide residents an opportunity to have a coffee and talk at the following sites:

May  2:   Roxi’s Uptown Café, Selkirk, 11:30am-1:30pm

May  3:   Seymourville Community Club, Wanipigow, 10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
                Pioneer Club, Lac du Bonnet, 10:00-12:00 noon
                Chicken Chef, Dugald, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

May  4:   École Communautaire Aurèle-Lemoine, St. Laurent, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
                Akkeri Café, Riverton, 9:30 - 11:30 am
                Gypsumville Community Club, Gypsumville, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
                Spicy Radish, Whitemouth, 2:00 - 3:30 pm   

May  5:   Idyle Thyme, Traverse Bay Corner, Hwy 11 & Hwy 59 - 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
                Sizzling Pot, Beausejour,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon   
                East Beaches Regional Complex, Grand Marais,  1:00 - 3:00 pm  
May  6:   Reynolds Community Club, Prawda, 10:00 - 12:00 noon
                Interlake Café, Fisher Branch, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
                Ricky’s All Day Grill, Lockport, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
                Beau-Head Senior’s Centre, Beausejour, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
                Bibliothèque Allard Library, St. Georges,  1:00 - 3:00 pm

May 7:    Andrew Dunn Walk/Run Registration, Oakbank, 9:30 am

For sites other than the Mobile Bus events, please visit the restaurant the week before to get your free coffee coupon!


Please click on the links below for details on our mental health services:


Interlake-Eastern RHA's mental health programs align with the Provincial strategy outlined in Rising to the Challenge. This document outlines six key pillars:
  • MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION – Creating flourishing environments 
  • RECOVERY – Having hope, finding meaning, and feeling empowered
  • INCLUSION – Actively participating in community life
  • SHARED RESPONSIBILITY – Everyone has a role to play
  • LEADING AND PROMISING PRACTICES – Evidence and innovation
  • CULTURAL SAFETY – Reducing power imbalances

Towards a Recovery Oriented Mental Health System

A key pillar of the plan, recovery, involves creating a recovery-oriented mental health system, one which supports and emphasizes self-determination and self-management by those experiencing mental health problems and illness.

In 2014, the Provincial Recovery Champions Committee
was formed to:
• provide assistance and advisement to Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors in the implementation of recovery recommendations stemming from the strategic plan
• champion recovery and recovery-oriented services throughout all regions of the province
• influence system transformation

In June 2015, Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors, in partnership with the Provincial Recovery Champions Committee hosted Provincial Recovery Working Days to help inform the development of key success and outcome indicators for Manitoba’s mental health system. Approximately 120 key stakeholders attended the working days including representatives from the regional health authorities, mental health agencies, government departments, persons with lived experience, family and natural supports and other interested partners from across the province.

The Provincial Recovery Champions Committee's report Hope Changes Everything: A Guide to Recovery-Oriented System Transformation in Manitoba is intended to provide guidance for change at a systems level. It complements these National Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.


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