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Wellness Centre

Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre is a Mount Sinai Hospital community program in partnership with Hong Fook Mental Health Association and the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. It is administered by the Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.

This program is the realization of an innovative model of care, which addresses the mental health needs of ethno-cultural seniors with an emphasis on Wellness.

The Centre is designed to meet the needs of the Chinese community for more efficient and timely access to the mental health system by providing information, assessment and treatment in a comfortable and accepting environment.

With a focus on early identification of serious mental disorders, this Centre offers an array of culturally and linguistically appropriate programs, including education, health promotion, traditional and western health care that serve as an interface to more individualized mental health services.

 

Address

To service the unique needs of the Chinese community, our office is located in Scarborough.

3660 Midland Avenue, Unit 103
Scarborough, Ontario, M1V 0B6
 

 

Target Population

Our clinical program is a family-oriented program for the Chinese seniors’ community (age: 55+).

Also servicing the needs of clients with age related issues e.g., retirement, adjustment, bereavement, and decline in cognitive functioning.

We also provide psychoeducation or individualized support to families / caregivers who face challenges in caring for an elderly family member.

We offer services in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

 

Philosophy

We believe that a positive state of well-being should encompass physical, mental and spiritual dimensions, which form the core values of our comprehensive care model in providing early identification and prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.

 

Objectives

  • To promote mental health and wellness for seniors and their families.
  • To enhance early identification of mental health problems.
  • To establish a continuum of care by linking the community-based services to the mainstream health care system.
  • To increase capacity-building within existing community–based service providers to deliver ethnoculturally appropriate services.
  • To improve access and decrease barriers for the Chinese community to receive appropriate mental health/ psychiatric serves.

 

Funding

The Wellness Centre is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.