As we celebrate Occupational Therapy (OT) month, we also celebrate People of KHSC OT Maryl Cook.
Occupational therapy is 100 years strong in Ontario and Maryl has seen changes to the profession in her 22 years as an OT. “I graduated with a bachelor's degree of Science in Occupational Therapy...Read more
“I am happy to report that the artwork is finally up on the Burr 4 Mental Health & Addictions Unit and it looks fantastic,” says Melanie Darling, Program Manager Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health & Addiction Program. “The idea for the paintings began when Spiritual Health Practitioner James Graham...Read more
Over 200 people in the Kingston area struggling with anxiety and depression have enrolled in a free, nine- to 12-week online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program through Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Mental Health and Addiction program.
“This online program is making it easier and faster for people to access...Read more
Every year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Medical Staff Association (MSA) recognizes the leaders and dedicated clinical-care providers whose achievements stand out and are noteworthy. In addition to the yearly award granted to an Outstanding Clinician, this year, an award for Clinician Innovator was added.
Throughout the summer we will...Read more
Out of a heartbreaking tragedy, the suicide death of a 21-year-old son, brother and friend, has come a heartwarming initiative involving the Quinte Humane Society that supports people who have experienced a serious health issue called psychosis that affects the brain and significantly changes the way a person thinks and...Read more
While psychiatry, nursing, social work and occupational therapy are the common inpatient services available to people admitted to Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Mental Health Program at the Kingston General Hospital site, more therapeutic programming is being offered by dietitians, spiritual care workers and community partners such as Peer...Read more
The Students Overcoming Anxiety and Rebuilding (SOAR) program is designed to help students in grades five through eight build their emotional awareness. For the past five years, through programming such as art workshops, it has also helped Dr. Jennifer Davidson, a psychologist in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Child &...Read more
Last year when Cindy Bolton, in her role as Director of Community Partnerships at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), walked into the first Youth Mental Health Services Planning Day in Kingston, she knew very few people besides the people from the United Way and the Maltby Centre with whom she...Read more
Every year, up to 20 secondary-school students from the Limestone District School Board enroll in the LINKS program, an alternative classroom designed to help youth who are unable to attend school due, in large part, to the complex mental health issues they experience.
The program is attended four half-days a...Read more
As the volume of people presenting with a mental health crisis steadily ramps up in the Emergency Department (ED) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), a new pilot project aimed at managing capacity and improving flow for these patients is quickly yielding positive results.
“Over the past six years we’ve seen...Read more
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