Mental Health and Addiction Services
AVH Mental Health and Addiction Services supports people, families and communities to live well – no matter where they are in their health journey. We focus on protecting and improving the health of our communities along the continuum of care – from promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviours to prevention and treatment.
We offer a range of services for individuals and families who are experiencing mental health and addiction issues. If you would like to learn more about which of our services may be best suited to your needs, please contact us. You may click on the buttons below to view a complete listing of our programs and services in each area.
We take a broad view of what it means – and takes – to live well. So in addition to tackling the symptoms of a mental illness or addiction, we are also committed to working with partners on the social determinants of health – including family life, education, poverty, housing etc. To learn more about how the social determinants affect our health and how AVH is reorienting health care services to be more responsive to the needs of our community, we recommend the short film Changing Our Picture of Health.
Staff disciplines include: social work, psychology, community support, psychiatry, nursing, health promotion and occupational therapy. Addiction Services staff will have training in and are governed by one of the professional bodies however, those providing treatment are referred to as Clinical Therapists.
Continuum of Care Services
Our services are offered across continuum of care including health promotion, community based treatment, outpatient addiction services for youth and adults, outpatient mental health clinic (child, adolescent and adult), psychiatric care, inpatient care, medical withdrawal management, detoxification services.
Whether or not your difficulties are caused by addiction issues or mental health issues we are pleased you are considering our services. Many people live with mental health and addiction issues and never seek treatment. We are here to help. Sometimes the root cause of the difficulties is mental health and sometimes it is an addiction. For many people both addiction and mental health are making day to day coping a challenge. Don’t worry if you are unsure of which service to make a referral to. Our Addiction and Mental Health teams work together and where appropriate partner in your wellness journey so that you receive the best treatment and support possible.
Partnering with Mental Health & Addiction Services
Poor mental health, mental illness, substance use and gambling affect our entire community. We must work together to address them. To learn more about partnering with Mental Health and Addiction Services, please contact us, your health care provider or community support.