TO ALL OUR VALUED CLIENTS AT MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTIONS
COVID-19 Virus IS VERY SERIOUS – LIFE THREATENING
Due to the seriousness of the Corona Virus otherwise known as COVID-19, Mental Health Connections will be closed for groups until further notice. This is for your safety as well as staff. Public Health is recommending that groups are dangerous for spreading the disease and as you are aware that the disease has caused many deaths all over the world. Now it has spread to Ontario where as of April 8, 5,276 cases have been confirmed and 381 people have died. As of today 550 new cases were reported in Ontario. We are working to protect you all and following the requirements of the Public Health Unit by not providing service to groups. Many of you will understand the seriousness of the COVID-19, as a result, of the meeting we held on Friday, March 13, 2020 regarding this matter.
So in the meantime, please try to protect yourselves by:
- Staying at home, unless it is an emergency to go out;
- If you must go out, avoid crowds by staying a 6-foot distance from others;
- Washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds frequently;
- Keeping hands away from face;
- Trying to eat at home; and
- For updates, refer to the MHC Website.
If you are feeling stressed or require support of any type, please call the office. Leave a message and your call will be returned asap.
Everyone please keep safe, we care about your well-being.
Jean Laforge, Executive Director and Staff at Mental Health Connections
Mental Health Connections (MHC) was established in April 2004. The goal was to provide Psycho-Social Rehabilitation services to clients with a mental illness as a result of an integration with three groups – Programmed Activity for Therapy and Health (PATH), Consumer Survivor Alliance of Windsor-Essex County (CSAW) and the Family Mental Health Network (FMHN).
MHC today offers psycho-social rehabilitation services to clients with a mental illness with 1,000 plus current clients. Clients range from 16 to 84 years of age, and the average age group is 45-54 (followed by those ages 35-44). Since the successful integration, MHC has surpassed the level of service to our client base. Through careful planning,strategic partnerships and support of other community agencies, MHC has positioned itself as an integral transparent and necessary agency in Windsor/Essex County.
MHC embraces a welcoming environment in which individuals can strive to maximize their potential by accessing a variety of strategies for recovery – educational, health and fitness, recreational, social, peer support activities and vocational. Activities are offered both on-site and in the community.
Our Board, staff, funders, volunteers and community partners can all be credited for the pride that we enjoy today with respect to the quality of services we are able to offer.