Thanks to a grant from Victoria Hospital Foundation, the Social and Wellness Committee at ACCESS Fort Garry is able to organize a range of activities for staff that promote health and wellness. The initiative has been ongoing since last spring, and because of its success, we have recently renewed our support of this committee for the coming year.
Community members at Siloam Mission in Winnipeg now have access to new computers and technology aids thanks to a $20,500 grant from Victoria Hospital Foundation’s Community Leveraging Technology For Innovation (CLTI) grant program. Our investment in this new technology was made possible through the generous support of our community.
Care giving can be rewarding but also stressful. Meeting the demands and requirements of caring for your loved one may become overwhelming at some times along the journey. Focusing intently on caring for your loved one may result in not caring for yourself resulting in caregiver stress/burnout.
Have you ever heard of the term, “no wrong door”? It refers to the notion that regardless of which door a patient enters into the healthcare system, they will receive access to the appropriate care, where and when they need it. I’m passionate about how people access healthcare and, in particular, mental healthcare in our province and how we can make those pathways to care better – through improved system navigation, collaboration, early intervention, prevention, and timely care.
Local broadcaster Greg Mackling is well-known to Manitobans as a warm and friendly co-host on 680 CJOB’s The Start. Mackling spends his weekday mornings sharing the stories of our community, but it is his own personal journey of living with a mental health issue that he is now sharing with the hope of helping others.