Mental Health Care
At St. Joseph’s we are committed to helping individuals with mental illness achieve their personal goals while supporting the patient’s family/support network. Our vision at St. Joseph’s is to earn complete confidence in the care we provide and to make a lasting difference in the quest to live fully.
Mental health care has seen a vast amount of change in our community. In June 2013, St. Joseph’s opened Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care in Elgin County and in November 2014, two of St. Joseph’s health care facilities – Parkwood Hospital and Regional Mental Health Care London – came together in one location under one new name: Parkwood Institute, with the opening of the new Mental Health Care Building.
Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care is a facility for individuals with a mental illness who have come into contact with the law.
The Mental Health Care Building at Parkwood Institute is dedicated to those with severe and persistent mental illness in need of longer-stay specialized mental health care.
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his own community.”
~Mental Health Commission of Canada
Celebrating the new Parkwood Institute
Together with community partners, St. Joseph’s is playing a leadership role in the transformation of the mental health system in our region. Read about the next era of care, recovery and rehabilitation at Parkwood Institute in our brochure below or find more information on our opening of the new Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building web pages.
Mental Health Awareness
Learn more about Mental Health Care including stories, definitions, and frequently asked questions with answers provided by Dr. Sarah Jarmain, Site Chief, St. Joseph's Mental Health Care.