The Ergon Inc Life Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is operated by Ergon Inc. The aim of the life centre is to provide a first-class therapeutic service that operates in collaboration with the Community Mental Health Clinic and Department of Social Development. The Life Centre provides responsive support and training needs to individuals in all areas across the life span.
Utilizing a client centered approach, the staff at the Ergon Inc Life Centre will aim to support members in their individual recovery journey. Staff will work diligently with members in one on one and group settings to provide the most comprehensive support possible. Members will work with support staff to identify individual goals and develop action plans to best assist all members in their journey.
The life centre staff utilizes an individualized model to ensure programming is tailored to individual needs. Members will be able to work one on one with staff in our ACTION program, or they may choose to participate in group programming such as Life Skills or Therapeutic activity programs.
If employment is a desired goal, the life centre staff will be able to provide you with Workplace Essential Skills Training, Employability Training and Pre-Employment Training. All employment based programming is designed with the ultimate goal of community based, competitive employment.
Whatever you choose, we believe that we are in a prime position to assist you in your recovery journey.
Our Life Skills Programming is designed to provide a supportive learning environment for individuals living with a mental illness or experiencing poor mental health, while continuing their personal journey towards recovery. Members can access a variety of topics to enhance their wellness, while learning new ways to maximize their potential and achieve a greater personal satisfaction. The Life Skills Program has a direct focus, not only on positive mental health but as well as mental illness recovery. This allows for strong peer support among members and one on one guidance from its coordinator.
The Life Skills Programming is dedicated to covering a wide range of topics such as:
Improving Communication Skills
Appropriate Behavioral and Social Skills
The therapeutic activities program has been designed to be centered around the members individual needs with a recovery-based treatment focus. Our activities program strives to inspire creativity, teach social and life skills, foster relationships and empower members to take charge of their journey to recovery. Some of the activities are:
Walking Group: Socializing and enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer in our area.
Men's Group: Men's group focuses on navigating life as a man with mental illness in the 21st century.
Women's Group: Women's group focuses on self-care,empowerment, and quality relationships with other women. We combine discussion-based activities with artistic activities and other coping skills.
Cooking: Cooking focuses on teaching participants budget friendly meals, while teaching basic cooking skills such as knife skills, cooking meat and making sauces.
Arts and Crafts: Arts and Crafts provides and therapeutic environment for members to explore their creativity and express their journey to mental wellness.
Education programming: The education programming is designed to educate members on mental illnesses and coping skills, sexual health, and other health concerns. We design the education programming specifically to the members needs.
We also have a lounge room which is open to our members daily. The lounge room features Netflix, a lending library for books and DVDs, board games and puzzles. Creating a relaxed homey environment.
W.A.S.P (Wellness Action Support Plan) is a member driven, staff guided journey to personalized goals and self-discovery. During this session, members will work individually with support staff to develop a personalized, goal based action plan. A members support plan may include:
Measuring and Identifying Stress Levels
S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting
Overcoming Personal Barriers
Creating Community Connections
Staff will work diligently with the members to assist them in maintaining focus on their individual recovery journey.
Ergon Inc provides a range of flexible services designed to support clients and families in their pursuit of stability, recovery, independence and comfort.
We understand the desire for clients to remain in the privacy and safety of their own environments. We strive to provide a quality of life by supporting clients in the settings of their choice all while encouraging wellness and independence.
An Ergon Human Service Counsellor can assist with:
Accompaniment to Medical Appointments
Mail and Bill Payments
Budget and Money Management
Community Connections and Socialization
Ergon Inc is a DSD licensed E.S.S.P (Employment & Support Services Program) agency offering employment based training through our Ergon Works program. Members are provided the opportunity to develop skills for employment sectors of personal interest and gain more financial independence. Our Works program utilizes a person centered approach with a focus on the employment first model. Members will gain access to personalized case planning, Workplace Essential Skills Training, employability and pre employment training along with one on one coaching and on the job training. Members will complete the program with the skills needed to achieve their employment goals, offering them the opportunity for more independence and a better quality of living. Ergon Works programming is a 6 month employment training opportunity, with the possibility of an extended. Members will receive one on one case planning, pre-employment and employability education modules. The member will developed skills based upon their specific needs to achieve full knowledge of the sector they are interested in pursuing. Members will be given the opportunity for hands on experience in the field of there interest with local employers providing a more in depth understanding of the position. Members will be given the opportunity to work with a job coach on resume building, mock interviews, and preparing cover letters, along with access for follow ups once they are gainfully employed.