During the annual general meeting for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Helga Bryant, CEO of the Northern Regional Health Authority (NRHA), spoke about the past year, and about the review of programming that took place a year ago between the two entities.
The review took a look at the clubhouse, the transitional housing, and the Hope House. “The review talked about reworking three service purchase agreements, that previously existed in one document with the three different components, and the review talked about sorting that out, and making three distinct programs, with the accompanying funding to allocate to them, and to have the accountabilities around the program deliver the monitoring, to have that be clear,” Bryant explained.
Since the review a completed implementation plan has been released, and three new service purchase agreements have been created, which were signed on June 25.
The new agreements will see changes that include enhancing the Club house Connections and the transitional housing, as well as introducing a new program called psycho-social rehab. “It’s a program that provides consumers with skills that enrich their quality of life, and empower them towards self-management, as well as facilitating the development of a self-determined meaningful life,” stated Bryant.
The two organizations will be partnering with CMHA in Winnipeg, who have experience in the program. CMHA will be trained on how to deliver the rehab program this fall.