Nutrition Tips Winter 2015
Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: http://tinyurl.com/nn6b95d A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.
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Mental Health Services
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and therapists provide a wide range of mental health services throughout Sun Country Health Region. Services are available on a full-time basis at the clinics in Weyburn and Estevan. Part-time clinics are held on a regular basis in various communities throughout the region.
The goal of Addiction Services is to restore, maintain and enhance the recovery of people seeking help for addiction and/or addiction related issues through the promotion of healthy attitudes, behaviors and lifestyles. Assessment and recovery services, community development and resource services are available. Services for problem gambling are also provided.
Child and Youth Services
Specialized services are available for young people (0 - 18 years of age) and their families. Services include assessment, treatment and case management for a wide range of emotional, developmental, and behavior disorders. Speech language services are available to pre-school children and their families.
Adult Services provides services to individuals 18 years and older. The program works to enhance the ability of the individual to interact effectively with their environment, improve their day to day functioning and quality of life by improving their capacity to manage day to day issues.
Adult Services provides screening, assessment and therapy services to individuals and groups.
Specialized services include Psychology Services, the Alternatives to Violence (ATV) program for adults who are violent with their partners and the Adult Sex Offenders (SO) program.
The program also advocates good mental health through public education and promotion.
For more information please contact the Intake Worker at 306 842-8665.
Rehabilitation & Residential Services
The goal is to promote, preserve and restore the mental health of persons with long-term mental illness. Services include screening, assessment, case management, residential services, consultation with long term care facilities, and education.
There are times when the severity and nature of a mental disorder requires a brief period of hospital care.
The Weyburn Mental Health Inpatient Unit offers hospitalization services, including assessment, treatment, life skills development, and discharge planning with a multidisciplinary approach.
Day Hospital Program
The Outpatient Day Program is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to develop essential social skills and abilities that will enable the client to achieve their highest level of functioning. This program also provides assessment, stabilization, skill development and support.
Consultation services are available to other professionals (e.g. family doctors, lawyers, courts, clergy, teachers and other community agencies).
Obtaining ServiceAlthough clients are referred by their family physician or psychiatrist, this need not always be the case. If you are interested in receiving services, or would like further information about services, please contact the Intake Worker.
Contact: Toll Free: (800)216-7689 or
Arcola Mental Health
Estevan Mental Health
|Kipling Mental Health
old Willowdale Lodge Building
Weyburn Mental Health
Emergency Psychiatry Services:
For new referrals within the health region, please contact the Intake Office at (306) 842-8665 or toll free (800) 216-7689.
Services are available to who may be experiencing emotional difficulties, problems in living and/or psychiatric disorders that interfere with daily functioning or healthy relationships.
Our staff hold all client information as confidential and will only disclose information under one of the following circumstances:
- with the consent of the client
- when ordered by the courts
- when child abuse or neglect is suspected
- when self harm or harm to others may occur.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors trained in psychiatry and can prescribe medication to treat emotional and/or mental illness or disorders.
Psychologists have graduate degrees in clinical psychology and specialize in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Assessment may include either intellectual or personality testing.
Social Workers have professional degrees and help to identify and alleviate social problems. They provide counselling to individuals, couples, families and groups.