#8-Expand availability and access to services. (Free internet access, more rural services, online services, etc.)
Themes and strategies Existing Initiative Agency Link to Program
Evaluate the feasibility of offering online and phone services such as telemedicine, e-Counselling, video consultation, services by text or social media, and online support groups.
In partnership with other community agencies, we offer a free walk-in (Now virtual) clinic on Thursdays from 1 to 8pm. Also, our agency is open that same night to see clients not part of the walk-in services. Inspire Community Support
Services
http://www.css-sdg.ca/
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness. CMHA https://bouncebackontario.ca/
Commissioned by over 250 organisations globally, we’re an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues. Big White Wall https://togetherall.com/en-ca/
Équipe psycho-sociale: Modalités de services offerts: En personne/virtuel/téléphone/texto. SERVICES DE CONSULTATION ET D’ÉVALUATION EN TÉLÉSANTÉ MENTALE:Ce service est offert pour les clients et le personnel clinique de l’Équipe psycho-sociale. Ce service est aussi accessible aux partenaires communautaires. Une réservation doit être faite au préalable avec notre gestionnaire de bureau au 613-938-7112. Le service est aussi offert virtuellement Équipe psycho-sociale https://equipepsychosociale.com
/services-cliniques/services/
SVCHC offers support via telephone, face-to-face (office or home visit), or e-visit (OTN). SVCHC https://seawayvalleychc.ca
Services offered virtually or by phone/text. CMHA-CE provides supportive services free of charge; telemedicine clinics are available to CMHA clients, support groups are at no charge. CMHA https://cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/
Due to the Covid pandemic, many health and mental health providers have had to turn to virtually offering their services. This varies. The Social Development COuncil has created a community resource list that also include health support services, hospitals, clinics and home care. Please contact local providers to inquire about their ability to provide their services virtually. Community Resource List www.cornwall.ca/resources
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Assistance is available in more than 300 languages. When you call Telehealth, tell them what language you speak and you will be connected to an interpreter. Telehealth Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-medical-advice-telehealth-ontario
With BounceBack®, adults and youth 15+ can learn skills through online videos and telephone coaching to help manage symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The program is free to people in Ontario and available in multiple languages. Ontario Telemedicine Network https://otn.ca/patients/
bounceback/
Tia Health offers online doctor appointments with a network of family doctors, specialists, dieticians, naturopaths, counselors, nurse practitioners, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists, and more. TIA Health https://tiahealth.com/
We promote Kids Help Phone and PLEO a lot throughout our schools. Additionally, we have had PD for administrators around the Bounce Back and Big White Wall programs. CDSBEO https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
Work with local service providers to identify opportunities to ensure their services are more accessible such as flexible hours, free or affordable transportation, and more rural service offering.
Participation on the creation of OHT for our area will help to address this objective. CMHA https://www.cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/
SVCHC is opened on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to increase accessibility for appointments and programs. Our catchment area is SD&G. SVCHC also has free parking and provides bus tickets to our clients as needed. SVCHC https://www.seawayvalleychc.ca
Cornwall Transit Master Plan (2017) includes several program and policy changes to improve access to service and the overall system City of Cornwall https://www.cornwall.ca/en/city-hall/resources/Master-Plans/10.25.17-Cornwall-TMP—Final-Report_Part1.pdf
L’Équipe is opened on Wednesday evening until 8 p.m. to ensure that our services accessible for working families. Équipe psycho-sociale https://equipepsychosociale.com/a-propos/notre-bureau/
CMHA-CE may assist with the cost of transportation to attend on-site appointments (ie: bus tickets), Intensive Case Managers provide services in the community, including clients’ place of residence across Champlain East. Telemedicine clinics may be coordinated in clients’ homes via pcvc. CMHA https://www.cmha-east.on.ca/index.php/en/
By offering services (camps, community basketball team practices, art lessons, etc) within our various rural schools, families can often benefit from not having to travel as far. CDSBEO https://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
We provide a free-walk counselling service for anyone struggling from 1-8pm on Thursdays. Our Developmental Services also include Case Managers and Behavioural Consultants travelling to people’s homes to provide services. Inspire Community Support
Services
http://www.css-sdg.ca/
Encourage municipalities and institutions to provide free internet access to ensure there are no barriers to accessing services.
Public libraries offer free internet access to those who obtain a free library card
SDG Public Libraries www.sdglibrary.ca
Cornwall Public Libraries www.library.cornwall.on.ca