Mental Health

Our mental health program began in August 2010. This program is offered upon referral only from our Family Health Network physicians or one of our Nurse Practitioners. This program is currently only offered as out-patient counselling.


Psychiatry Team
Ravinder Bains, MD, FRCP(C) Consulting Psychiatrist

 

 

Social Work Team
Kati Heinrich, BASc., MSW, RSW

Social Work is a profession that focuses upon improving the health & social well being of individuals, families, groups & communities.  Social Workers help people resolve problems that affect their day-to-day lives.  People see social workers when they are going through a difficult period in their personal, family and/or work life.

At the Sunset Country Family Health Team the Social Worker helps patients:

  • To identify & understand the source of stress or difficulty
  • To develop coping skills & find effective solutions to their problems
  • To navigate the system & help find needed resources in the community
  • By conducting cognitive assessments like the MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination)
  • By providing short-term counselling & psychotherapy

Rostered patients can be referred to the social work program by any member of the clinical team.

For more information about social work services please call the Sunset Country Family Health Team at 1-807-468-6321.