Help improve the quality of mental health services within our community and across our province. Help break the stigma associated with mental health illness by bringing hope, dignity, and inclusion to the forefront of the discussion around mental health. Help by being part of the milestone in taking action on Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada.
Alternative Residences Alternatives is involved in a research project entitled Implementing Mental Health Recovery Guidelines into Services: A Pan-Canadian Study, led by researchers from the Mental Health University Institute and the University of McGill, and in partnership with the Université de Moncton. This study is sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Health Research and taking place across Canada at other universities and organizations like ours.
For the past year, our team, composed of managers, service providers, knowledge users, residents and family members of residents from Alternative Residences have prepared a plan to implement these Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice.
We are ready to implement our plan but it comes with a price tag of $40,000 to put these guidelines in place and allow the universities to finish their research project.
A donation from you will provide on-site training for our service providers implementing recovery-oriented practices into our workforce (designed and delivered with the help of people with lived experience) as opposed to a traditional approach.
This training will take one full year to deliver to our service providers and implement in Alternative Residences. We have chosen a specialist in recovery-oriented practice (Robyn Priest) to train our service providers in recovery-oriented practices and some select service providers will become trainers themselves.
Our objective is to see positive results in recovery and independence, as well as an improved quality of life for all of our residents. Recovery is fostered when our service providers apply their knowledge, skills, and expertise in ways that assist our residents to become actively involved in their own care, at their own pace, and work with them so that they increasingly take personal responsibility for their recovery. Residents and family members can feel reassured that they and their loved ones are cared for and are able to live a hopeful, purposeful and meaningful life.
That is not all! Once we have successfully implemented this training and measured our success, we want to extend and share our knowledge with other organizations within New Brunswick to help them incorporate recovery-oriented practices into their workforces.
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You can also donate by cheque to Alternative Residences Alternatives Inc. 100 Botsford Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 4X3