The 40-bed Rehabilitation & Recovery Program in Coquitlam, B.C., provides continued mental health and addiction support to people who have completed treatment at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction or the Heartwood Centre for Women.
Recovery from mental
illness and substance use is an ongoing journey. Often, our specialized
programs are only one part of that experience. The Burnaby Centre for Mental
Health and Addiction and the Heartwood Centre for Women are for people with
severe and complex mental health and substance use challenges. For some people
who have completed their treatment in those programs, it’s helpful to “step
down” into a less-intensive care program that offers ongoing support. This is
helpful for patients or clients as they prepare to transition back into
community-based care with their local health authority.
You can expect a program tailored to your individual rehabilitation and recovery needs. Options include the following:
- Ongoing mental health and substance use assessment and support
- Crisis intervention (if you need it)
- Coordinated psychiatric and medical treatment
- Life and social skills building
- Drug and alcohol recovery and counselling programs
- Job skills training and education
- Peer support
- Coordination with other resources you may need, such as housing, social services and other programs
The time you
spend in the Rehabilitation & Recovery Program will depend on your
individual needs and progress. Most people finish the program within six to 12
months and transition to community services closer to home.
care team, who will work with you on your recovery, include the following:
- Social workers
- Vocational counsellors
- Rehabilitation workers
- Leisure workers
The Rehabilitation & Recovery Program is for voluntary clients or patients who have completed treatment at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction or the Heartwood Centre for Women, and who are medically stable.
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services provides leadership, expertise, and oversight to specialized provincial programs delivered by carefully selected contractors. We have partnered with Coast Mental Health to deliver the Rehabilitation & Recovery Program.
Visit the Coast Mental Health website for more information.