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Rideauwood is for youth, adults and families who are struggling with the role that substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues play in their lives.

Our clients choose the path that works best for them based on their needs and goals.

Youth and Young Adults

The challenges you face are as unique as you are. We'll support you in ways that work for you.


Adults


We can help, regardless of the issues you are struggling with.

Parents and Families

If someone you care for is struggling, we are here for you too. You matter.

STAGE ONE

Exploration

STAGE TWO

Goal Setting

STAGE THREE

Treatment

Our exploration stage allows clients to identify the services that will best address the issues they are facing.

During our goal setting phase clients set goals that are meaningful to them.

Clients work with one of our counsellors to determine the program path that makes most sense for their unique situation.

Screening

During the screening process we collect basic information to support clients in determining their treatment path. Together, we look at available options and why someone might choose a specific path.

Prevention

Our prevention programs provide resources and tools to participants to increase their resilience

One-on-One Counselling

Our clients create powerful relationships with counsellors in one-on-one sessions. Rideauwood counsellors listen, share and support clients as they work through their individual process.

Assessment

In the assessment phase, we work together to determine the areas that have impacted the client and possible influencing factors.

Education

In our education programs we talk about the “Hows and Whys” of substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues. We also discuss healthy ways to cope.
These educational sessions are tailored to different client groups.

Group Counselling

During Rideauwood counsellor-led group sessions, clients connect, share, learn from each other and create strong, supportive relationships.

Harm Reduction

Clients choose to reduce the harms related to their substance use and/or other problematic behaviours. Setting harm reduction goals helps clients minimize harms and enhance their skills and knowledge to improve their health.

Life Care

We know that life isn’t always a smooth journey, and there may be times when alumni need extra support. We are always here to welcome back alumni.

Abstinence

Clients want to eliminate their use of substances and behavioural addictions altogether. Clients develop a program path to achieve their abstinence goal.

STAGE ONE

Exploration

Our exploration stage allows clients to identify the services that will best address the issues they are facing.

Screening

During the screening process we collect basic information to support clients in determining their treatment path. Together, we look at available options and why someone might choose a specific path.

Assessment

In the assessment phase, we work together to determine the areas that have impacted the client and possible influencing factors.

STAGE TWO

Goal Setting

During our goal setting phase clients set goals that are meaningful to them.

Prevention

Our prevention programs provide resources and tools to participants to increase their resilience

Education

In our education programs we talk about the “Hows and Whys” of substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues. We also discuss healthy ways to cope.
These educational sessions are tailored to different client groups.

Harm Reduction

Clients choose to reduce the harms related to their substance use and/or other problematic behaviours. Setting harm reduction goals helps clients minimize harms and enhance their skills and knowledge to improve their health.

Abstinence

Clients want to eliminate their use of substances and behavioural addictions altogether. Clients develop a program path to achieve their abstinence goal.

STAGE THREE

Treatment

Clients work with one of our counsellors to determine the program path that makes most sense for their unique situation.

One-on-One Counselling

Our clients create powerful relationships with counsellors in one-on-one sessions. Rideauwood counsellors listen, share and support clients as they work through their individual process.

Group Counselling

During Rideauwood counsellor-led group sessions, clients connect, share, learn from each other and create strong, supportive relationships.

Life Care

We know that life isn’t always a smooth journey, and there may be times when alumni need extra support. We are always here to welcome back alumni.

Rideauwood and our program partners. 100%
committed to our community, together.

With Rideauwood and our program partners, every member of our community can find the help they need for substance use, behavioural addictions or mental health issues.

Important Notice to Clients About Coronavirus

Our world has changed over the past few days with the accelerated response to the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and, more recently, in Ottawa with yesterday’s new directive from the  Medical Officer of Health. As of Sunday March 15 (yesterday), Ottawa Public Health is asking all residents to stay in their homes unless necessary. The Medical Officer of Health specified that this is not to discourage people from being outside, but to discourage people from going into other locations or being within 2 meters of other people that are not living in your home. The purpose of that is to reduce the speed at which the virus will spread, limiting the burden on the health care system.

 

Here at Rideauwood, we are activating the following plans to support the evolving situation:

  • All group programs are being put on hold until further notice
  • Individual counselling services, normally offered in person will be offered via telephone or OTN, (a secure videoconferencing option). As such a staff person will be in touch with you to inform you of this change.
  • If you are a youth or a young adult wanting to access the walk-in service please call us at 613-724-4881.  Your call will be redirected to the appropriate person.

 

If you are registered in an upcoming group or have an appointment and have any questions, please call us at 613-724-7881.

 

FEELING UNWELL?

  • If you are sick, stay at home if possible
  • If you have:
  • Returned from international travel or to a Canadian province with established local transmission and are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever and/or new worsening cough.
  • Had contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days and are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19 including fever and/or new or worsening cough.

 

Please go immediately to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at the Brewer Arena, (151 Brewer Way) open daily from 9a.m. to 8 p.m.)

 

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HEALTHY

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand.  Also, make sure to wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick.
  • Get your flu shot if you haven’t already done so.

 

For more information about COVID-19 click on the links below:

 

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