What Makes Simcoe Addiction and Mental Health (SAMH) Unique to other Treatment Facilities?
At Simcoe Addiction and Mental Health, (SAMH) we don’t see addictions and mental health, we see people. Your daughter, your mother, your brother your grandfather whomever… we see people. People who may be struggling with a painful addiction or struggling to manage their mental health. We are about treating people. Recovery means to recover something back into your life and that is precisely what we are here to do. Come join us and our beautiful community of like-minded people who are striving to improve the quality of their lives. Our clients seek to free themselves of resentments and past experiences while rediscovering relationships and ability to connect with themselves.
At SAMH, we have put together a team of compassionate professionals that have been in the field for many years. Our diverse team of professionals have a firm stance and focus on equality and inclusiveness for both staff and clients. Our team of registered psychotherapists and certified addictions counsellors show up each and every day to be of service to others.
Boots on The Ground is a charitable organization completely run and staffed by volunteer First Responders. They offer 24/7 over the phone, anonymous peer support to Police, Fire, EMS, Corrections and Nurses throughout Ontario. This includes front line and civilian members, both serving and retired. Boots On The Ground offers a variety of vetted referral services when they speak to people in need of assistance.
They are an alternative to current wellness programs being offered through employers. Boots On The ground believes that these programs are under-utilized because of fears associated with social stigma and confidentiality issues. By keeping this completely separate from employee wellness programs our hope is that more people will utilize our available services. Boots On The Ground offers a completely anonymous service when users call in so they do not have to worry about details of the conversation getting back to their workplace.
What Separates Us From the Rest
At SAMH, we offer an abundance of programming and self care options that many other facilities cannot rival. Our holistic and individualized approach provides the best quality of care possible for you and your loved ones.
We stand above most other treatment providers, because here at SAMH, we are focused on overall outcomes and quality of life for our clients. Our evidence-based programming is constantly evolving and consists of the following elements:
- Psychiatric Assessment
- 4 one-on-one therapy sessions per week with a masters level therapist
- 25 groups per week
- Skills groups
- Process groups
- Trauma based groups
- Weekly family support group
- Monthly family workshops
- Free lifetime aftercare
- Recovery care
- Art Therapy
- Aqua therapy
- Massage therapy
- Physical fitness
- Nutritional education
- Onsite gym
At SAMH we consistently try to be innovative and receptive for our clients, their families and community partners.
Our experienced therapists use evidence based therapeutic techniques to work with you. Some approaches include cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy. Using the most effective approaches to best serve you.
Certified addictions counsellors deliver dynamic groups educating you on the skills needed to succeed.
Nurses that provide medical support and assistance throughout the process. Nurses work closely with doctors to ensure all medications and treatments are being delivered effectively.
What to Expect at the End of Treatment?
We expect you to walk away with a wide array of skills that can serve you in your recovery. Expect the following if you have completed and worked on your issues effectively:
- Sense of freedom
- Increased self esteem
- Self forgiveness
- Education around addiction and mental health
- Increased levels in energy
- Self compassion
- Improved relations with loved ones
- Better overall psychological/physical health
- A desire to move forward
- Increased awareness of triggers
- Knowing how to handle emotional triggers
- Skills to deal with difficult people and how to be manage your emotions
- A better outlook on life