Health & Wellness Clinic

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

The Health and Wellness Clinic provides the following services: assessment, screening, consultation and education to clients with a mental illness who have or are at risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome. Healthy lifestyle activities and education is offered in a group format which runs for 16 weeks rotation. Follow up care and 1:1 healthy lifestyle counselling is provided by the Dietician or Registered Nurse. A Continue the Journey Group Health and Wellness follow up group for past patients is held three times per year to support clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Groups are conducted by a registered nurses and a registered dietician.

Access Information

Admission criteria for the service are clients with serious mental illness who are: prescribed and compliant with psychotropic medications; have, at risk of having metabolic syndrome; likely to benefit from group-format psychoeducation; reasonably motivated and interested in attending; stable and not presently exhibiting acute psychotic symptoms; or, able to commit to 16 group sessions. Referrals to the program are generally made within the mental health program by psychiatrists affiliated to William Osler. Clients have short term access to a family physician if they do not have a family doctor.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-747-3400 ext. 32494
Fax 416-747-3350

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note No smoking on hospital grounds.

Languages

English Interpretation Services

Hours

Main Hours

Wednesday 1300-1430