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M’CHIGEENG MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS DEPARTMENT

M’Nendamowin

What is M’Nendamowin?
M’Nendamowin is an Ojibwe word that means “a good way of thinking” and represents the work we do in the community.

M’Nendamowin Health Services is a division of the M’Chigeeng Health Centre; providing Mental Health & Addictions Counselling. We provide these services to M’Chigeeng Band Members.

Program Description

The service delivery model includes a blend of both Traditional and Western forms of intervention. Services include both direct and indirect mental health and addictions services; Direct Services are those being provided through clinical interventions such as counselling, advocacy, referral and support. Indirect Services are those being provided through mental health promotion, community based prevention activities and public education and awareness.

How Do I Access Services?

Referrals can be made by:
SELF REFERRAL, *FAMILY, OR other SERVICE PROVIDERS
*With the consent of the individual being referred.

OATH OF CONFIDENTIALITY
​FOR HEALTH SERVICES

M’Chigeeng Health Services is committed to protecting client confidentiality.  Confidentiality is an ethical trust placed with all employees.”All M’Chigeeng Health Services staff are required to sign an oath of confidentiality to ensure the circle of trust is not broken.”

Code of Ethics

M’Nendamowin Health Services staff have a duty to:

1. Exercise their best judgment and skill for the benefit of the organization.

2. Maintain a standard of personal conduct directed to promoting the best interest of the organization, other health facilities and programs.

3. Observe at all times the existing local provincial and federal laws in the fulfillment of their duties.

4. Satisfy the duty of loyalty, fidelity and confidentiality.

5. Conduct dealings on behalf of and within M’Nendamowin Health Services in a manner that is honest and ethical.

CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS

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​The Mental Health and Alternatives Worker provide:

  • Clinical assessments
  • Counselling
  • Advocacy & Support
  • Crisis intervention; and
  • Referral of clients to more specialized treatment services​

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH PROMOTION

Program staff are involved in delivering or coordinating mental Health and addictions awareness and skill building workshops.  Educational session on mental health and addiction issues are promoted on a regular basis throughout the year.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH PROMOTION

Program staff are involved in delivering or coordinating mental Health and addictions awareness and skill building workshops.  Educational session on mental health and addiction issues are promoted on a regular basis throughout the year.

Mental Health Services Team

  • ​Clinic Manager – Tammy Gordon, M.S.W, R.S.W.
  • Mental Health Worker – Allison Dodge
  • Mental Health Worker – Ashley Jewell
  •  Worker – Kaleigh Harrietha
  • Alternatives Program Worker – Floyd Ense
  • Child & Youth Mental Health & Addictions Worker – Tanika Debassige

Visiting Professionals

  • Dr. Peter Ajeuze – Psychiatrist: virtual appointments
  • Brad Hempel, Psychological Associate: virtual appointments

Traditional Counselling

  • Josh Eshkawkogan, Cultural Knowledge Keeper – attends Health Centre once per month
  • Godfrey Shawanda Jr. – Once per month
  • Gloria Oshkabewisens-McGregor – Once a Month

Upcoming Events

Mom & Baby Social

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Family Gingerbread Program

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm