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Mental Health Services

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1. Adult Community Health Services

Direct and indirect clinical and counselling services are available for adults in Saskatchewan. Direct Services include diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of mental health problems, as well as counselling and support for community clients. Indirect services take the form of consultation and support to other agencies.

Adult services available through mental health clinics include:

  • Intake/assessment/referral
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual counselling
  • Marital counselling (with distress)
  • Family violence treatment
  • Family violence support
  • Sexual assault/sexual abuse support
  • Court ordered assessments
  • Problem gambling support
  • Promotion/prevention/education
  • Maternal mental health

(Not all services are available in every region)

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2. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Community Mental Health Services

This program assists long-term mentally ill clients through the provision of long-term case management services, which can include housing in the form of group and approved homes as well as independent living options. Day activity and recreational programs, family respite and education, as well as crisis management are also provided to support clients and their families.

Services available to rehabilitation clients in service areas include:

  • Intake, orientation and assessment
  • Case management
  • Residential services
  • Prevocational/Vocational
  • Shared management
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Family education and support education
  • Family support and rehabilitation program
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3. Child and Youth Community Mental Health Services

Children and youth mental health services work to meet the mental health needs of children and youth in Saskatchewan. Services are available to children and youth with serious and persistent mental health disorders, with less severe mental health and behavioural challenges, and those who are at risk of developing mental health and behavioural problems.

Services provided through mental health clinics and services across the province include:

  • Intake/Screening/Referral
  • Assessment
    • General
    • Psychological
    • Psychiatric
    • Forensic
  • Treatment/Intervention
    • Individual
    • Family
    • Group
    • Psychopharmacological
    • Forensic
  • Case Consultation
  • Program Consultation
  • Education/Training

(Not all services are available in every region)

A number of community-based organizations that receive funding from their respective health regions also provide some related services for children and youth. They include:

  • Rainbow Youth Services (Regina),
  • Autism Resource Centre (Regina)
  • and Autism Services (Saskatoon).
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4. Inpatient Mental Health Services

Acute Inpatient Mental Health Services

The goal of adult and child and youth inpatient mental health services is to provide diagnostic and treatment services to restore a person’s capacity to live in the community. These services are provided on acute inpatient units in designated facilities across the province.

The services that may be available on the adult, child, and youth inpatient mental health units include (note that some health regions may not provide all of these services):

Adult Inpatient Mental Health Child and Youth Inpatient Mental Health
24-hr on call psychiatrist 24-hr on call psychiatrist
24-hr nursing care 24-hr nursing care
Multi-disciplinary care teams Multi-disciplinary care teams
Assessment and treatment services Assessment and treatment services
Mental health educational groups and programs for patients and families Mental Health educational groups and programs for patients and families
Case planning with health care professional across the continuum of care Case planning with health care professional across the continuum of care
Day programming Day programming
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)  
Outpatient medication/Depot Clinics  

The adult inpatient mental health units are located in:

  • Yorkton,
  • Regina,
  • Weyburn,
  • Moose Jaw,
  • Swift Current,
  • Saskatoon,
  • North Battleford, and
  • Prince Albert.

The child and youth inpatient mental health units are located in:

  • Regina,
  • Saskatoon, and
  • Prince Albert.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Forensic Services - Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford

Psychiatric rehabilitation services provide longer-term rehabilitation to people with mental illnesses whose needs cannot be met in provincial acute mental health inpatient units.

In addition to psychiatric rehabilitation, Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB) also provides forensic services for remand assessments for the Courts. Disposition Orders and treatment for the Saskatchewan Review Board, for person found ‘Unfit to Stand Trial' or ‘Not Criminally Responsible' under the Criminal Code of Canada.

SHNB serves the entire province and is the only facility dedicated specifically for rehabilitation of people with mental illnesses.

Services available at SHNB include:

24 hour on call psychiatrist 24 hour on call psychiatrist
24-hr nursing care 24-hr nursing care
Multi-disciplinary care teams Multi-disciplinary care teams
Assessment and treatment services Assessment and treatment services
Rehabilitation programs including: vocational, leisure education, life skills and recreational activities and mental health educational group and programs for patients and families. Rehabilitation programs to meet the needs of forensic patients
Case planning with health care professional across the continuum of care Case planning with health care professionals across the continuum of care

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