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Request for Proposal for Integration Coordinator

CMHA Elgin, CMHA Middlesex, CMHA Oxford and Addiction Services of Thames Valley, the four LHIN-funded providers of adult mental health & addiction services in Thames Valley, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore a more integrated system of services for clients and families by establishing a new single community organization.  The integration process will be overseen by a Transition Council composed of board and senior executive representatives from the four health service providers.
The partners are seeking a full-time contract Integration Coordinator to guide the team through the process and manage the project deliverables.  CMHA Middlesex, as administrative lead for the integration process, will hold the contract; but the position is accountable to and reports to the Transition Council.
All interested parties should forward their submission electronically on or before Friday, July 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm to:info@cmhamiddlesex.ca

Request for Proposal for Integration Coordinator

2019-06-27T13:18:31-04:00juin 27th, 2019|

Alert from Southwestern Public Health – Fentanyl Overdoses

Through the period of May 29 and June 1, there were more emergency department visits for unintentional opioid overdoses than expected in both Elgin and Oxford Counties.

Southwestern Public Health has received anecdotal reports of Naloxone being used more frequently as well as reports of blue fentanyl circulating in the community.

In the event of a suspected overdose, call 911, administer Naloxone, and stay with the individual until emergency services arrive.

If you use substances, don’t use alone, avoid mixing substances, start with a small amount first, and carry Naloxone.

2019-06-06T09:43:44-04:00juin 6th, 2019|

Alert From Middlesex London Health Unit

We have received an alert from Middlesex London Health Unit regarding reports of suspected opioid-related poisonings.

In case of overdose:

  • Call 911.
  • Give naloxone if an opioid overdose is suspected.
  • Stay with and assist the person until paramedics arrive.
  • The person should go to the hospital with the paramedics for further treatment.

If you use substances:

  • Don’t use alone.
  • Avoid mixing substances.
  • Start with a small amount first.
  • Carry a naloxone kit.

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2019-06-05T14:06:56-04:00avril 5th, 2019|

Alert From Southwestern Public Health: Fentanyl Overdoses

2019 April AlertWe have received an alert from Southwestern Public Health regarding reports of multiple overdoses and overdose deaths in Woodstock, Tillsonburg. Sarnia, and Brantford. The substance was reported as blue or green in colour and overdoses symptoms occurred immediately after using the substance.

In case of overdose:

  • Call 911.
  • Give naloxone if an opioid overdose is suspected.
  • Stay with and assist the person until paramedics arrive.
  • The person should go to the hospital with the paramedics for further treatment.

If you use substances:

  • Don’t use alone.
  • Avoid mixing substances.
  • Start with a small amount first.
  • Carry a naloxone kit.
2019-04-05T12:28:58-04:00avril 5th, 2019|

February 27 – OCCHC Closed

Oxford County Community Health Centre will  be closed early due to inclement weather.
ADSTV appointments and programs hosted at this location after 4:30 pm today are cancelled.

It is expected that regular business hours will resume tomorrow.

Should you require immediate assistance, please contact Reach OUT at 1-866-933-2023.

 

2019-02-27T14:59:57-04:00février 27th, 2019|

February 20 – OCCHC CLOSED

Oxford County Community Health Centre is closed due to inclement weather.
ADSTV appointments and programs hosted at this location are cancelled.

This includes Walk-in Intake scheduled this evening from 5pm – 7 pm.

Daily intake is available in London February 21. Clients may complete intake at any location and still receive services at their local point of access.

2019-02-20T15:17:51-04:00février 20th, 2019|

Alert from Southwestern Public Health: Yellow Fentanyl

2019 February 13 Fentanyl AlertWe have received an alert from the Southwestern Public Health regarding reports of a new batch of fentanyl in Oxford County. The substance is bright yellow in colour and causes people to “drop” right after use. There has also been a recent increase in requests for Naloxone kits.

In case of overdose:

  • Call 911.
  • Give naloxone if an opioid overdose is suspected.
  • Stay with and assist the person until paramedics arrive.
  • The person should go to the hospital with the paramedics for further treatment.

If you use substances:

  • Don’t use alone.
  • Avoid mixing substances.
  • Start with a small amount first.
  • Carry a naloxone kit.
2019-02-13T13:39:23-04:00février 13th, 2019|

February 6 2019 – All POA closed

All ADSTV Points of Access are closed due to inclement weather.

Please be advised: programs and appointments are cancelled.

Regular business hours will resume tomorrow as scheduled.

2019-02-06T14:42:23-04:00février 6th, 2019|

February 6, 2019 – OCCHC CLOSED

Oxford County Community Health Centre is closed due to inclement weather.
ADSTV appointments and programs hosted at this location are cancelled.

2019-02-06T09:00:03-04:00février 6th, 2019|

Alert from Southwestern Public Health: Blue Fentanyl

We have received an alert from the Southwestern Public Health regarding a report of a new batch of very toxic fentanyl found in Oxford County. The substance looks like blue pool or billiard « chalk » (chunky and blue). Use of this substance causes people to « drop » right after use. It also causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for several days after.

In case of overdose:

  • Call 911.
  • Give naloxone if an opioid overdose is suspected.
  • Stay with and assist the person until paramedics arrive.
  • The person should go to the hospital with the paramedics for further treatment.

If you use substances:

  • Don’t use alone.
  • Avoid mixing substances.
  • Start with a small amount first.
  • Carry a naloxone kit.

Should you have any questions, please contact Joanne Andrews, Manager of Harm Reduction services for Southwestern Public Health at 519-421-9901 ext. 3403.

2019-01-14T09:28:53-04:00janvier 14th, 2019|

Bell Let’s Talk 2019

We’re busy creating a new video project for Bell Let’s Talk!
If you’ve made changes in your life, we want to hear about them.
These changes don’t have to be big – you can be eating more vegetables, going to bed early, meditating, or taking the stairs!
Help us share the message the change is possible!

All we need from you a a short video clip telling us about the changes you’ve made.
You can print this sign and tell us how many days it has been since you’ve made your change.
You can submit it by e-mail at communications@adstv.ca

We’re looking forward to hearing about your changes.

2019-01-11T10:01:29-04:00janvier 11th, 2019|

2018 Holiday Hours

If you are in crisis you have several choices:

You may contact Reach Out 24/7 at 519-433-2023. The toll-free number is 1-866-933-2023. They can help you with next steps or connect you to the Support Line, which can also be reached 24/7 at 519-601-8055. The toll-free number is 1-844-360-8055.

You may go directly to the Walk-In Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre 24/7 for walk-in crisis assessment and support at 648 Huron Street in London near Adelaide and Huron.

If you are in withdrawal please contact the Withdrawal Management Centre at 519-432-7241 or go to the nearest emergency department for medical assistance.

 

London Office (200 Queens Ave)
Dec 24 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 26 – CLOSED
Dec 27 –8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 28 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 31 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jan 1 – CLOSED

 

Woodstock Office (35 Metcalf Street)
Dec 24 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 26 – CLOSED
Dec 27 –8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 28 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 31 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jan 1 – CLOSED

 

St. Thomas Office (10 Mondamin Street, Suite 109)
Dec 24 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 26 – CLOSED
Dec 27 –8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 28 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 31 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jan 1 – CLOSED

 

Addictions Supportive Housing (ASH)
Dec 24 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 26 – CLOSED
Dec 27 –8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 29 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Dec 28 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 31 – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jan 1 – CLOSED

2018-12-17T13:02:00-04:00décembre 17th, 2018|

Giving Tuesday 2018

Help us reach our GOAL OF $10,000! #MakeItPossible

On November 27th #GivingTuesdayCA, Possible is raising money for two great causes!

CLICK TO DONATE

 

Equine Therapy Program

Addiction Services of Thames Valley in London, Ontario is developing an Equine Therapy Program for its Heartspace program. Heartspace focuses on specialized prevention, early identification, education, and treatment for women who are pregnant, parenting and substance-involved and their children (prenatal – 6 years of age).

Equine therapy has been shown to be beneficial for people struggling with a wide variety of mental and human development needs, including, but not limited to: addiction and substance use issues, anger management, anxiety, behavioural issues, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, and trauma and post-traumatic stress.

Equine therapy focuses on the mental aspects of therapy, which is different from therapeutic riding and hippotherapy, which focus on the physical aspects of therapy. The women will not be riding the horses but participate in activities such as petting, feeding, grooming, haltering, and leading the horses.

An equine therapy program would be highly beneficial to the women of the Heartspace program. This experience would help the well-being of the participants, including increased self-esteem, self-worth, self- confidence, self-acceptance, self-awareness, and self-efficacy

Bus Tickets for Client Transportation

They say showing up is half the battle but what if showing up is a battle? Transportation can be a barrier in individuals accessing the services they need to help them in their recovery.

That’s why Possible is raising money to help fund the purchase of bus tickets for clients to be able to get to their appointments at Addiction Services of Thames Valley. If you help with half the battle we will take care of the rest.

 

CLICK TO DONATE

2018-11-26T14:33:22-04:00novembre 26th, 2018|