In case of urgent life threatening situations, please go to the nearest hospital or call 911 / RCMP. All other Mental Health services are available on a voluntary basis through community-based mental health / addiction clinics.
ACCESSING COMMUNITY SERVICES
All Mental Health & Addiction Services are accessed by contacting:
You will be asked to participate in a phone or in-person interview to assess your needs and determine the type of services required. The Intake worker will work with you to find the right service match which will include exploration of personal and community resources as well as services offered by Mental Health & Addition programs.
MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SERVICES
The Cypress Health Region offers a range of services, organized in programs, to meet your needs. Mental Health & Addiction Services are funded through Saskatchewan Health and there are no costs associated. Mental Health services are directed towards those with significant and or severe mental health concerns. General mental health services include assessment, counselling, consultation, case management and referrals. Group counselling may be available and specialized services may be offered.
Community development and prevention programs are also available for members of the public or other professionals.
ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Adult program provides mental health services to individuals, 18 years or older, affected in significant ways by a mental disorder, severe stress or other problems in living. Requests for services most commonly come from people who have depression, anxiety, eating disorders, severe stress reactions or adjustment difficulties. Others seek help for problems related to physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Child & Youth provides services for children in kindergarten – up to 18 years of age. A family systems perspective is taken for child & youth and it is generally expected that parents will play a crucial role in assisting with change. In unusual circumstances, services may be provided to a child or youth without parental involvement. Mental Health concerns may include – but are not limited to: aggressive/ oppositional behavior, anxiety, depression, impacts of abuse, self-harm/ suicidal ideation, trauma
ADDICTION SERVICES – Adult and Child & Youth
Addiction services provide a range of community based programs. Some programs are for people dependent on alcohol or drugs, and others include support, education and counselling for their family members. These programs range from individual or group education and treatment, to harm reduction approaches. Other programs provide treatment for individuals with gambling problems. Addiction services will assist individuals requiring admissions to inpatient Addiction Treatment Centers. Community development and prevention programs are also available for members of the public or other professionals.
Community Mental Health Nurses work with clients in the community who have experienced a significant loss of social functioning due to a mental health disorder. They coordinate the range of services required to maximize the client’s level of functioning. In addition, a support group is provided to family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.
Psychologists provide comprehensive assessments of all aspects of a child’s or an adult’s mental, cognitive, and neurological health. (Excluding custody issues and parental competency). Assessments are directed at providing primary workers and others with specific information on possible deficits and or / strengths to enable them to provide optimal support to the individual. Services may include counselling and a variety of cognitive-retraining approaches.
Please Note: Referrals to psychology must come from a professional working with the individual and / or family.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors specializing in emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are generally responsible for evaluation, diagnoses and medications for those with significant mental health needs in clinic and inpatient settings. Psychiatrists provide consultations to general practitioners and nurse practitioners.
Please Note: Referrals to psychiatry must come in letter form from your medical doctor or other mental health professional.
The Cypress Regional Hospital features a 10 bed acute inpatient unit offering admission for clients with severe mental health needs. This unit is designed for clients who have more complex service needs that cannot be adequately supported in the community. A psychiatrist is on-call 24 hours per day for admissions and consultation.
Regular visiting professionals provide mental health and addiction services in several communities in the Cypress Health Region. These communities include, but are not limited to: Shaunavon, Maple Creek, Leader, Ponteix and Gull Lake. In Leader, a Primary Health Care Counsellor is also available to provide brief interventions and services to Adult and Rehabilitation program clients.
Telehealth Services may also be an option in your community. You can speak to your mental health professional to determine whether this is possible.
Mental Health and Addictions professionals working in the department include:
- Registered Social Workers
- Registered Nurses
- Registered Psychiatric Nurses
- Addiction Counsellors
- Primary Health Care Counsellor
Click on the following links for more information and resources.
Canadian Mental health Association – www.cmha.ca