Our services

Specifically designed for you !

Support measures and personalized tools

Coping with a loved one’s mental illness is an experience that requires new skills for coping with daily life.

We offer to support you in your own recovery from a loved one’s mental illness.

Our goal is to listen, counsel, inform and make connections with other resources

We offer support to family and friends who have a person between the ages of 18 and 64 who is experiencing clinical manifestations related to a major mental health disorder.

We have developed specific expertise in the following 5 issues:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression),
  • Borderline personality disorder,
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Although our services are organized primarily around these major illnesses it is possible for us to answer various questions regarding other issues. We will refer you to the appropriate resources as appropriate.

Une intervenante sociale faisant une intervention psychosociale avec une femme touchée par la maladie mentale d'un proche

Promote family reorganization

To support family members by offering them services adapted to their needs; to listen to them, inform them and train them so that they can face the daily difficulties caused by the presence of a mental illness in a loved one. To contribute to improving their quality of life and to promote the reorganization of the family in order to ensure the development of its members.

Target clientele

A parent, sibling, spouse, child of an affected person, friend, or any other interested or close relative of an affected person between the ages of 18 and 64.

Exclusion Criteria

Anyone who is not affected by the mental illness of a loved one.

Means

Through telephone interventions or individual, couple or family interviews. There is no limit on use.

Territory covered

The service offered covers all of the Suroît, i.e. the territories of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS): La presqu’Ile, Beauharnois-Salaberry, Huntingdon.

Opening hours

Psychosocial intervention service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other time slots may be available by arrangement.

Cost

This service is free

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Inform and demystify

Training has always been an important activity for us and has grown since 1994. This component of our services is without a doubt what has contributed the most, over the years, to the recognition and credibility of our organization with our partners.

Our information activities take various forms. They are aimed at any transmission of information on all aspects related to the various mental health disorders and related problems as well as their impacts on the members of the entourage.

Target clientele

Information activities are available to the entire population and there are no usage limits.

Exclusion Criteria

None.

Means
  • Organization of conferences or presentations
  • Workshops on selected themes
  • Centre de documentation
  • Website
  • Newsletter
  • Social Medias
Territory covered

The service offered covers the entire Suroît, i.e. the territories of the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Beauharnois-Salaberry and Haut-Saint-Laurent.

Eligibility

N/A

Costs

This activity is usually free. However, some fees may be charged during a large-scale conference.

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Psycho-educational training

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As a logical follow-up to the information activities, the training allows for the acquisition of knowledge, skills or attitudes related to individual or family coping strategies.

For many years, we have been offering numerous psycho-educational trainings that are greatly appreciated and recognized both by the family and friends who participate and by our partners in the health network who see the positive effects.

Accès sur la schizophrénie

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Apaiser et prévenir des situations de crise

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Atelier de discussion sur le bonheur

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Communication et l’affirmation de soi

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Défi Bipolarité

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Self-help activities

The mental illness of a loved one can lead to feelings of social isolation.

The need to talk, to exchange with other people who are going through similar situations and who will understand our reactions is quite normal.

This is why we have different formulas, at different times, that will meet this need.

Talks around a theme

An experienced speaker leads these talks every Tuesday morning via the ZOOM platform.

Keep an eye on our calendar of activities!

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Demystifying to break down prejudices

These activities raise awareness of mental health issues and stigma among the public and in various settings.

Annual Mental Illness Awareness Campaign

Running in the first full week of October, this national campaign is orchestrated by our Federation, the Réseau Avant de Craquer. We undertake, with the help of Federation promotional materials, actions to raise awareness among targeted clientele living in our territory.

National Mental Health Week

During the first week of May we participate in activities organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association, promoting the materials they make available to us.

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Salle d'audience : Le Pont du Suroît peut vous aider dans la préparation de demandes d’ordonnance d’évaluation psychiatrique
Presenting a demand for a temporary confinement

An accompaniment service is offered to family members who must apply for an order for psychiatric evaluation under the Act respecting the protection of persons whose mental state presents a danger to themselves or to others.

The only reason that allows the family or family members to apply for provisional custody of a loved one for psychiatric evaluation is that his or her mental state presents a danger to himself or herself or to others and he or she refuses to go to counseling on his or her own.

We find the statement of this ground in Article 27 of the Quebec Civil Code, which reads as follows:

“If there are serious grounds for believing that a person presents a danger to himself or to others by reason of his mental state, the court may, at the request of a physician or an interested person, order that he be, despite the absence of consent, temporarily kept in a health or social services institution to undergo a psychiatric examination. “

Help for preparing the demand

It is important to demonstrate that the person’s mental condition presents a danger to himself or herself or others.

We will assist you in identifying facts and observations related to the person’s recent behaviors must be set forth in the petition;

Preparatory steps for the presentation of the application to the Court

We will help you make an appointment at the courthouse to get a hearing with a civil court judge.