THANK YOU

SARNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

STAY @ HOME GALA

We wish to express our most sincere appreciation to the Sarnia Community Foundation for choosing Lambton Mental Wellness Centre to be a part of this innovative and wonderful event. We are so grateful for your support of our organization and for all of the amazing work you do in our community.


VIRTUAL ZOOM SESSIONS​ 

To access meeting ID please email staff@lmwc.ca


    MONDAYS          TUESDAYS               WEDNESDAYS           THURSDAYS               FRIDAYS

CRAFT & CHAT    HUMOUR is HEALTHY       BINGO                  MINDFULNESS        SOCIAL TEA    

      11:00-11:45                   11:00-11:45                           11:00-11:45                        11:00-11:45                         11:00-11:45

                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 MONDAYS         TUESDAYS               WEDNESDAYS                  THURSDAYS             FRIDAYS

CURRENT             PEER                               W.R.A.P.                            PEER                     WELLNESS

  EVENTS           SUPPORT            WELLNESS PROGRAM TO       SUPPORT                   TOOLS

 AUG 10th          GROUP               SUPPORT OVERCOMING          GROUP                   1:30-2:15

1:30-2:30              1:30-2:15                 ISOLATION DURING               1:30-2:15

                                                               COVID-19 

                                                              Staying Connected

                                                                        Registration Required

                                                                                 1:30-2:30


PEER SUPPORT GROUP GUIDELINES
For safety reasons we are following the same protocols that the Mental Health Commission of Canada uses when providing their Mental Health First Aid virtual training. ALL participants must have their video on during peer support groups.
For safety reasons all Peer Support Group participants must be a registered member of the Lambton Mental Wellness Centre and have completed a membership form and a virtual session agreement.
We focus on feelings and not specific incidences/details.
Please stay focused on the present, and how you are feeling today.
Remember, what works for you, may not work for me, and that’s okay. We are all unique individuals.
We practice non-judgmental acceptance, and respect our right to choose what works best for us.
Staff will ask that you mute your microphone when you are not speaking. (this helps with feedback noise)
We accept that we cannot resolve all problems.
Group facilitators will utilize the feature to mute a participant or remove them from the meeting if necessary.
If a participant chooses to leave the meeting we ask that you let the facilitator know that you are okay and simply choosing to leave the group. You can verbally state this, or send a message to the facilitator, and/or the group in the chat.
If you need to check in with one of the facilitators individually please verbally express this or type a message to the facilitator in the chat feature.

SARNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Emergency Community Fund (ECSF) funded by the Government of Canada

The Lambton Mental Wellness Centre is so very grateful to have received a grant for $5,200 to purchase the necessary supplies to allow us to safely reinstate in-person services for our members during these socially isolating times. This grant was issued through the Emergency Community Fund (ECSF) funded by the Government of Canada. 




ZOOM GUIDELINES
Confidentiality – what is said in the sessions MUST stay with the sessions
Headphones – If you are in a shared living space you are required to use headphones to provide privacy
Non-triggering language – please be mindful not to use triggering language (ie no talk of violence)
Safe Word “PINEAPPLE” if anything is being shared in the group that is concerning for you, please state the word “PINEAPPLE” and the topic will be promptly dropped
 PARTICIPANT SHARE SCREEN- Due to the fact that ZOOM does not offer complete encryption with the program we have purchased, we will not be using the share screen feature. In addition, the host has no way of protecting the group from what folks may choose to share.
Sharing time– “speak once rule”. Once you have shared, we ask that you allow time for others to share before you participate additional times.
Minimize distractions for yourself and others – we ask that you be prepared to be present for the sessions. Please minimize distractions such as external noises, distractions, pets etc.
Be Present – please prepare yourself to be fully present when in the sessions. This is a respectful gesture to yourself and others that you are ready and able to give and receive mutual peer support.
 Please dress appropriately for the sessions. (Comfy clothes are more than acceptable)

THANK YOU UNITED WAY SARNIA-LAMBTON

United Way Sarnia-Lambton has provided us with a very generous donation to purchase tablets to support our efforts to virtually connect our rural senior members. We are so grateful for this support to now be able to connect those who are in great need for connection and mental health peer support.

Lambton Mental Wellness Centre

Mental Health Peer and Family Support Programs

CURRENT SERVICES OF LAMBTON MENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE

We are so  pleased to continue to offer social recreation activities, peer support group (see the schedule attached), and individual check-in calls as needed.


VIRTUAL - Family Support every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30

Please note that we will continue to strictly enforce guidelines during all of our ZOOM sessions (guidelines attached).

If anyone needs assistance to access us virtually, please email cheryl@lmwc.ca, and we would be happy to help get you connected.

We are so grateful to have the ability to utilize virtual programs to provide us all with MUCH NEEDED SOCIAL CONNECTION.


Dear members and friends of the Lambton Mental Wellness Centre,

We want to thank everyone for their continued support, patience, and adaptability with our services during these very unique times. We have all faced shared and unique challenges in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Our best efforts to maximize access to mental health peer support, has always been through a lens of health and safety for all.

 LMWC staff and Board of Directors are working on our reopening plans. We continually review and adjust our individual, virtual, and in-person service plans, policies and guidelines as directed by the appropriate authorities.

 A pandemic situation means that it will not be, “business as usual”, for many agencies. The very nature of a novel virus, requires ongoing adaptation to directives set by Public Health and Occupational Health and Safety authorities. Therefore, our reopening preparations require great flexibility to respond accordingly. As the province begins moving into Stage 3 of the Pandemic response we are, once again, in the process of modifying our services. Plans are in the works to ensure that all necessary supplies and equipment are accessible and in place in a timely manner, to ensure we are meeting health and safety requirements.

Our top priority is our due diligence to ensure all members, staff, and friends of the Lambton Mental Wellness Centre, stay healthy and safe. We are all looking forward to returning to in-person services, and hope that our cautious process provides reassurance that we are doing everything possible to protect each other.

We want you to feel safe and comfortable to share your thoughts with us in an effort to soothe concerns and create an atmosphere of calm. If you wish to send any feedback or safety concerns regarding our return to in-person services, please email them to Cheryl@lmwc.ca.

 
We are all in this together,

Cheryl Iacobelli

Executive Director