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
In Southwestern Ontario, adolescents and adults of all ages who experience severe and persistent mental illness have access to a variety of specialized services located at sites in London and St. Thomas. Both sites provide patient care in hospital and in the community. Interdisciplinary teams provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services and strengthen community partnerships to help people regain independence.
Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building offers unique and comprehensive client-centred, evidence-based specialized care with a commitment to education and research. Together with our partners, we are leading the way with plans for restructuring and rebuilding, and an ongoing commitment to advocate for greater investment in community mental health services.
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.
Mental Health Awareness
A three-part series relating to local mental health initiatives was featured on CTV London in conjunction with Bell Canada's "Lets Talk campaign:
- Residents of St. Joseph's Health Care London Steele Street group rehabilitation home are beginning to utilize technology as part of their recovery process
- The rehabilitation apartment helps ease the transition to a more independent style of living for patients
- Lawson Research Institute study focusing on homeless youth with addiction and mental health issues