Child Health Clinic Drop In - September 29th
For more information, please click here.
For more information, please click the image above
Families play an important role in a patient’s health and safety. That's why Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region no longer has specific visiting hours. If you would like more information, please click the image above.
Influenza season starts Ocbtober 31, 2016. Stay tuned for more information!
The Northern Caring Campers committee successfully offered a second year of Northern Caring Campers which is an annual 24-hour youth grief camp. The committee applied for and was granted funding from the Community Initiatives Fund. After receiving the funding, a core group of professionals from Northern Lights School Division and Mental Health facilitated the 24 hour camp which took place on June 3 & 4th at the Gordon Denny Community School. Eighteen children and youth ages 12-17 who met the criteria to attend participated in the experience.
The camp goal is to provide a therapeutic retreat style environment for the children to address grief within the context of life and therefore better prepare them to cope with future loss. Activities included both therapeutic and recreational components. While the children are at the camp, parents and guardians were offered an opportunity to meet with a counsellor and learn about the activities their child participated in and they received information about how to support their child through the grief journey.
The event will concluded with a pizza supper with the parents and participants on Saturday afternoon. Referrals were received from Mental Health, Youth Addictions, Lac La Ronge Indian Band Prevention and Recovery, Indian Child and Family Services, Northlands School Division and directly from parents and caregivers.
We would like to extend our thanks to the CIF for the funding, Areva for providing t-shirts for the camp, Co-op for providing shopping bags for the children’s supplies, and ECIP for fulfilling the role of endorsing partner. MCRHR looks forward to another camp experience next year and plan to continue to offer the camp annually.