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Rehabilitation & Recovery Program

The Rehabilitation & Recovery Program, located 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.
About

The Rehabilitation and Recovery Program is operated by Coast Mental Health. 

It is a provincial resource providing specialized Tier 4 treatment services for BC adults (19 years of age or older) who have completed treatment at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction or the Heartwood Centre for Women who may benefit from continued treatment and additional support services as they transition back to their home communities.

Clients access this program on a voluntary basis and receive the skills and support necessary to achieve a successful return and integration into their home communities.

Program philosophy

The program’s framework is philosophically consistent with the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation including trauma-informed and culturally sensitive care and reflects best practices in mental health and addiction treatment. 

The program offers a wide variety of professional support to meet each client’s needs. Programs are based on individual rehabilitation and recovery care planning for each person coming into the R&R program.

While in the program, clients will stay in close contact with their home health authority case manager to discuss progress and make plans for their return to their home communities.

Client criteria 

The Rehabilitation and Recovery Program will not accept clients who:

  • are under 19 years of age
  • are not medically stable
  • have been involved in fire or arson offenses
  • have not completed treatment at either the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction or the Heartwood Treatment Centre.

Treatment

Coast Mental Health provides ongoing support and assessment; crisis intervention; co-ordinated psychiatric and medical treatment; life and social skills building; drug and alcohol recovery programs and counselling; job skills training and education; peer support; advocacy; co-ordination with other needed resources, like housing and social services; and other programs and services deemed to be beneficial and necessary for successful recovery of each individual.

How long it takes

The amount of time spent at the R&R program varies depending on the client’s individual needs and progress. Most clients will complete the program within six to 12 months, followed by transition to appropriate services in, or closer to, their home communities.


Services provided 

Program services include:

  • ongoing support and assessment
  • crisis intervention
  • coordinated psychiatric and medical treatment
  • life- and social-skills building
  • counselling
  • vocational skills training
  • resource coordination and advocacy
  • peer-run programs
  • other programs and services to support clients in their successful recovery

Clients access this program on a voluntary basis and receive the skills and support necessary to achieve a successful return and integration into their home communities.

Team

The healthcare team

Each client receives highly supported services through a multidisciplinary care team of professionals with specialized expertise in treating substance addictions and mental health disorders. 

The care team includes:

  • psychiatrists
  • general practitioners (physicians)
  • nurses
  • social workers
  • vocational counsellors
  • rehabilitation workers
  • leisure worker
  • other care staff

They work collaboratively with the client on their care planning to meet their treatment goals.


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Ongoing addiction and mental health treatment and support

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.

What to expect from the Rehabilitation & Recovery Program

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
  • Advocacy
  • Coordination with other resources you may need, such as housing, social services and other programs

How long is the Rehabilitation & Recovery Program?

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.

Your health care team

Your care team, who will work with you on your recovery, include the following:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Vocational counsellors
  • Rehabilitation workers
  • Leisure workers

Is this treatment program right for you?

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.

Our program partners

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.




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