Seven Oaks has a 19 bed in patient unit staffed by an inter-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, registered nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and recreational therapists.
The Mental Health program treats patients for conditions such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and depression. Patients may have a variety of health challenges as well as other life difficulties including substance abuse, psychosocial life stressors, or ways of coping that tend to cause difficulty in living.
Patients can be admitted as a voluntary or involuntary patient either through the Emergency Department or through one of the psychiatrists or general physicians who have admitting privileges to Seven Oaks Mental Health Program.
Some of the therapy offered include Group Therapy, Social Work assistance, psychological testing, ECT, individual assistance, Relaxation Therapy, Self-help groups, Occupational Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Medication, Dietary Counselling, Transition assistance, support resources.
Are you experiencing mental health issues?
Your first course of action should be to visit your family physician who can either help directly or refer you to a psychiatrist. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority offers Community Mental Health services that may also be of assistance. The Winnipeg chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association published a helpful guide of mental health resources including self-help groups. Download the PDF guide from their website.
If you or someone you know is in crisis you can go to the nearest Emergency Department for help or call the WRHA Mobile Crisis Unit at 940-1781.