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Rehabilitation & Recovery Program

We offer continued treatment and support services to those who have completed treatment at the Burnaby or Heartwood Centres and are transitioning to their home communities.
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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