We strive to offer professional, culturally-safe, trauma-informed services guided by Indigenous knowledge in the area of mental health and addictions. The acknowledgement of culture as treatment remains at the core of the program, and we continue to see opportunities for growth and expansion within our program.
Our team includes two Addictions Counsellors to complement the clinical team within adult-based services and to provide additional capacity and resources for our program. Two Child & Youth Mental Health and Addictions Counsellors continue to provide support children and youth up to age 18 (including transitional youth up to 24 years) for Nipissing, and eight other First Nation communities.
We facilitate Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshops for staff and community members, and offer other workshops throughout the year to support health promotion and increase awareness of the resources and supports available. Relationship-building is at the heart of working with children and youth and the services that intersect.
The Right Path remains committed to finding pathways to increase access to alternative therapies to address wellness including meditation, continued relationship building/partnering and offering groups or workshops dedicated to common mental health and addictions issues presented within the community.
Significant planning efforts have been focused in the areas of Harm Reduction initiatives, including Naloxone and needle exchange programs, as well as the development of a culturally-based community withdrawal program.
Nipissing First Nation was also involved in the strategic planning for 7 Mental Wellness and Crisis Response teams throughout the Anishinabek Territory. The Right Path/NFN will be part of a central team for the 69/400 First Nation Mental Wellness Team, which is part of a provincial and federal funding announcement for enhancements to mental wellness services across the country.
Learn more about the Wiidooktaadyang (We are Helping One Another) service integration model that we use to support our members who have complex needs and/or requiring the services of multiple departments.
Right Path Counselling & Prevention Services at 705-753-1375