Our mental health services provide assistance and support to clients who are dealing with problems associated with mental illness. Our program uses a holistic approach by providing counselling services to individuals and family members. Mental illnesses are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood or behaviour associated with significant distress and impaired functioning.
Major depression and bipolar disorder
Mental illness arises from a complex interaction
of genetic, biological, personality and
Mental illnesses affect people of all ages, education levels, income levels and cultures.
Family history of mental illness
Family, workplace, life event stresses
The Sahara Mental Health Program provides assistance and support to clients who are dealing with problems associated with mental illness. Our program uses a holistic approach by providing supportive counselling services to individuals and family members.
Our programs offer:
Mental Health Support Groups in English and/or Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Malayalam
Mental Health Services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate
Individual and supportive counseling to clients and their family members
Psycho-education for mental illness related issues
Assistance in stabilizing symptoms associated with disorders of the mind
Individual assessments and care plans
Assistance to clients in reaching personal, employment, educational and leisure goals
Assistance in mental and physical support and wellness, life skills, housing and social supports
Home visits (based on client needs)
Collaboration with partners/agencies who specialize in Mental Health Care Services For Mental Patients
Access to group programs that are linguistically and culturally appropriate
Outreach in the community
Overview of Mental Health Services:
Short Term Case Management Program
This is a short term case management program that offers support to individuals 16 years of age or older. This project aims to identify complex needs for mental disorders in a timely manner in hopes of reducing unplanned repeat visits to hospital emergency departments. Clients receive services for three to six months and then transitioned to our long term case management program. This program accepts referrals from hospitals and health links.
Long Term Case Management Program:
This program is offered to clients who are 16 years of age or older. This is a long term case management program that provides support to individuals and their family members for illnesses related to the mind. Clients are welcome to stay within the program on a long term basis until client needs have been met. We accept referrals from all sources.
Early Psychosis Intervention Program:
This is a case management program that offers support to individuals who require early intervention support for first episode psychosis or health concerns regarding mental illnesses within the past two years. We offer services to clients between the ages of 14 to 37 years. We accept referrals from all sources.
Sahara Concurrent Disorders Support Group
The Sahara Concurrent Disorder Support Group is a linguistically and culturally appropriate psychoeducational group program. It aims to educate and support individuals and their caregivers to cope with the challenges they are facing as a result of their mental health and addiction issues.
This program offers:
Interactive group discussions
Collaboration with agencies/partners who specialize in addictions and mental health services
On-going support to clients and their caregivers
Mobile Community Support Group (MCSG)
Who Are We?
PCHS is dedicated to providing services to the communities that we serve. The mobile community support group is made up of professionals specializing in mental disorders who work in partnership with other community allies. We represent a variety of cultures within the South Asian communities and are skilled in delivering culturally sensitive programs and presentations.
What Do We Do?
We inform, coordinate and facilitate engaging educational presentations in diverse institutions such as schools, corporate offices and community centres. The MCSG provides youth and adults with practical information and skills that they can apply in their daily lives.
Objectives of Mobile Community Support Group:
Increasing awareness on Mental Health
Strengthening and empowering the community to support those who are experiencing mental illness concerns.
Eliminate stigma regarding mental illness and stereotypes within the community
Connecting individuals and families to access programs & mental health resources available within the community.
PCHS is committed to provide clients with services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disability. We are also committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our services and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in a similar way as our other clients.