On behalf of our Exeter-Goderich, Strathroy, and London locations, we are pleased to announce a program name change that reflects a change in program delivery and philosophy. This change applies to the following programs:
- Exeter: Employment Support Services and Leisure and Life Skills
- Strathroy- Leisure and Life Skills
- London- Employment Support Services and Leisure and Life Skills.
We introduce you to “Community Wellness Programs!”
Community Wellness Programs, or CWP, will continue offering structured and unstructured activities, groups, and educational opportunities as well as one-to-one assistance. Community Wellness Programs will help individuals access the skills, support, and encouragement required to find a sense of stability and wellness, and as well as meaningful community engagement. The goal is to provide safe, welcoming spaces for rapid engagement, access to information, and from which to explore the broader community.
The name change also reflects our move toward a hub model of support. The hub model is seen as best practice for supporting individuals, promoting wellness and developing a community space that is adaptable and quickly responsive to individual needs. This reduces the stigma associated with mental health by providing a variety of services in an integrated setting. Through the creation and implementation of a hub model, Community Wellness Programs will further develop the support mechanisms necessary to enhance people’s well-being and community involvement. For more information on hubs, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-evidence-base-foundation-strong-community-hub
We will continue to work with current Employment Support Services clients. Clients on our wait list will be supported in the transition to other community employment support organizations. We will no longer be accepting new clients for CMHA’s Employment Support Services program in London.
If you have any questions regarding these changes please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate manager of the program site:
- (Exeter-Goderich) Beth Patterson : firstname.lastname@example.org
- (Strathroy) Lorraine Shatzler : email@example.com
- (London) Brent Carr: firstname.lastname@example.org