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Theo Fluery: Reflections on Healing and Trauma, a One-Day Conversation

Please join the Homewood Community Addiction Services (CADS) for a one-day workshop, where Theo will bare his soul, as he shares his raw, unrefined and refreshingly honest journey through his painful past with trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction. Theo will share his mistakes, his triumphs and his new learnings, while creating a safe space for conversations on trauma and healing.

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Homewood Health - Apr 10th 2017

Homewood Health Centre and Laurier appoint first music therapist-in-residence

Wilfrid Laurier University and The Homewood Health Centre have partnered to establish the first music therapist-in-residence at Laurier. This partnership will bring together Laurier’s renowned music therapy program and the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research with Homewood Health’s 134 years of leading clinical experience in mental health and addiction treatment.

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Homewood Health - Mar 22nd 2017

Making a Scene for Mental Health: A Fundraising Event to Support the Homewood Research Institute

Homewood Health is honoured to be the VIP presenting Sponsor for Shelley Marshall’s one-woman play, Hold Mommy’s Cigarette, a fundraiser for The Homewood Research Institute (HRI), in celebration of Mental Health Week 2017.

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Homewood Health - Mar 17th 2017

Spiritual Renewal Service

​Homewood Health Centre has treated addiction for more than 130 years. As Canada’s leader in addiction recovery, we understand that getting well and staying well are equally important and that recovery is a life-long commitment. Each year, we celebrate the ongoing successes of our Addiction Medicine Service patients at the Homewood Spiritual Renewal Service. This special annual event provides our program alumni, staff, volunteers, current patients and Board members with a unique opportunity to celebrate the spirit of recovery, peace and harmony in their daily lives.

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Homewood Health - Mar 9th 2017

New outpatient program puts trauma help for first responders front and centre

A new outpatient program by Homewood Health in Mississauga will bring help to first responders who experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Natalie Nanowski - CBC News - Nov 8th 2016

Laurier to establish Music Therapist-in-Residence with Homewood Health Centre

Wilfrid Laurier University will partner with the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph to establish a Music Therapist-in-Residence. The new position will supervise undergraduate and graduate student placements, provide clinical services at Homewood Health, conduct research at the Homewood Research Institute and Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research and teach on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.

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Homewood Health - Nov 1st 2016

The Development and Implementation of an Outcome Monitoring System for Addiction Treatment

Dr. Harry Vedelago, Chief of the Addiction Medicine Service at Homewood Health Centre—contributes to an important paper in the Canadian Journal of Addiction. The paper describes the development, design and implementation of an outcome monitoring system (OMS) within an inpatient addiction treatment program, presents feasibility findings from pilot testing and early implementation, and shares lessons learned.

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The Canadian Journal of Addiction - Oct 12th 2016

A Look at Stress and Workplace Mental Health

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, a broad definition of mental health is “the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity.” Yet, a public phone survey revealed that Canadians all seem to have a different idea of what constitutes as mental health, which can make it more challenging to pinpoint in the workplace.

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Homewood Health - Jan 13th 2016

New Year: 4 tips for handling stress

As soon as the clock strikes 12, people around the world welcome another new year with cheering and champagne toasts—then the resolutions follow. Usually, these include common goals such as losing weight or making a career move. However, committing to a year of better stress management is a resolution that rarely gets the limelight.

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Homewood Health - Dec 30th 2015

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic disease that alters the way a person’s brain and body functions on a daily basis. According to The American Society of Addiction Medicine, the condition is a disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry—which means dysfunction leads to a person’s pathological pursuance of the reward or substance they cannot abstain.

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About Us

Homewood Health is the Canadian leader in mental health and addiction services. With over 130 years of experience, we achieve outstanding outcomes every day through our national network of nearly 4,500 employees and clinical experts, and through the Homewood Health Centre — one of Canada’s largest and leading facilities for medical treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our complete continuum of services includes organizational wellness, assistance programs, assessments, outpatient and inpatient treatment, recovery management, return to work and family support services, customized to meet the specialized needs of individuals and organizations. Homewood Health is redefining mental health and addiction services to help Canadians live healthier, more productive and more fulfilling lives.