Collective Community Services (Montreal)

THE NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE



The Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI) is a program funded by Health Canada, as a measure of the Federal Action Plan for Official Language Minority Communities, and managed by the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN). It is intended to support the capacity development of Quebec’s English-speaking communities to ensure their vitality and general well-being. To achieve this, the program currently funds 20 community networks within Quebec. CCS NPI is one of these networks, serving the English-speaking populations of Verdun and LaSalle.

By building strategic alliances and partnerships with local agencies, public institutions and community organizations, CCS NPI provides support to key partners willing to create or adapt existing services for the vulnerable English-speaking population. For CCS NPI, 2016 was a year of expanding current partnerships, and recruiting new members, continuing to build on the trust and collaboration that was previously established. The current CCS NPI network includes a growing number of local organizations and institutions from the Lachine, LaSalle, Verdun and South West.

Goals

• Strengthen the network as a focal point in addressing the health and social services (HSS) needs of the English-speaking community.
• Increase the English-Speaking Community presence and participation in decision-making structures and processes of the health and social services system.
• Support the key elements of the health and social services system to adapt existing services in the English language.

What We've Achieved So Far...

• Increased collaboration and communication among stakeholders while promoting a multicultural, inclusive community.
• Expansion of the CCS NPI network through annual meetings, representation on community tables, and attendance at community events.
• Increased community knowledge of English services and resources in Verdun and LaSalle.

Where We're Going

CCS NPI will continue to expand in Verdun and LaSalle. It will enhance the awareness of community resources, caring and vitality. We are looking to increase the English-speaking community’s access to mental health resources in the community through hosting a bilingual Mental Health day. CCS NPI is also looking to expand their Health Promotion Projects to include Wellness activities for Seniors, an identified priority in the communities we serve.
For more information on the Networking Partnership Initiative (NPI), please contact:
Kaitlin Koshurba

Network & Community Social Health Manager
Telephone: 514 937-5351 ext. 245
Email: kaitlink@ccs-montreal.org
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CCS recently released a report: McGill project, A portrait of human resource needs in mental health, March 2016 (1) examining the range of services available to the English-speaking population of Montreal in need of mental health services. The report proves that there is indeed a human resource gap in the field of mental health in Montreal.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Mental Health & Your Legal Rights

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Mental health challenges affect thousands of Quebecers and their families and friends. When it comes to these challenges, the law comes into play in many ways. But it’s hard to find the right legal information in one place. And when you find it, it can be hard to understand. Educaloi has created a guide The Law and Mental Health: What You Need to Know to help answer some of the questions you may have.
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Rapid Intervention Module (MIR)

What is it? Created in September 2007, by the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Rapid Intervention Module (MIR) provides assessment and treatment for patients who require quick and intensive intervention. MIR is a short-term, time-limited service that provides individual therapeutic support and psychiatric follow-up.

How do I make an appointment?

Call 514-888-4478, office is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 4pm.

What should I bring to my appointment?

- A valid medicare card

- An updated medication list from your pharmacy

- Family doctor's complete address (if you do not have a family doctor, please contact your local CLSC prior to your appointment and ask to be put on the waiting list to obtain one).

- Complete address of a person to contact in case of emergency.

PAPER TIGERS

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