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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

Homewood staff clinician wins award of excellence

​Doron Gold, Staff Clinician – Stay at Work Services at Homewood Health, received the 2016 CBA Wellness Forum’s Award of Excellence on November 5, 2016, at the group’s annual conference in Halifax.

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Homewood Health - Nov 7th 2016

First post-traumatic stress disorder clinic opened in Mississauga

After multiple suicide attempts due to post traumatic stress injury, a GTA-based advanced paramedic now feels herself safe and has started to inspire others dealing with similar issues.

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Nouman Khalil - Mississauga News - Oct 24th 2016

Pacific Blue Cross partners with Homewood Health to deliver new EFAP service to its plan members

Pacific Blue Cross has announced Homewood Health as its new partner in the delivery of Employee Family Assistance Programs (EFAP) effective September 1, 2016.

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Homewood Health - Sep 7th 2016

Homewood Enters into Agreement with University of Victoria

We are excited to announce that Homewood Health Inc. has entered into a conditional agreement with the University of Victoria to purchase Dunsmuir Lodge and the surrounding 25 acres situated on the Saanich Peninsula outside of Victoria, BC.

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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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Homewood Health Announces The Homewood Clinic

Local Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Treatment; The First of Its Kind in Quebec

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Why Mental Health Matters

The state of a person’s mental health is very important to one’s overall health. As a matter of fact the World Health Organization sums up health as “a state of complete social, mental, and physical well-being”. Further, all three elements of health—the social, mental, and physical are interdependent which means if mental health is affected, so is social and physical health.

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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.