Slave Lake Interagency Meeting notebook

Sept. 26, 2017

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

New intake process up and running
Trina Napier of Slave Lake Addictions and Mental Health informed attending agencies of a change in Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) intake protocol. According to Napier, the change is to better service the public; the gist is that single session services are now available and are for people who just need a ‘one off’, not someone who needs ongoing treatment. This is for someone who might need general advice or to destress and is available at the mental health office located in the government centre building.

Support needed for ‘ Moms and Babes’
Cristabel Encinas from Healthy Choices for Mom and Babes said the program is looking for community support. She said she’d like to see a committee formed to help the program expand and to keep it up and running in Slave Lake and area. For more information call 780-516-9847.

Lots of people at annual barbeque
Kellirae Carleton of Parent Link and the Happy, Healthy Kids Coalition says things have been quite busy in her neck of the woods.
“The barbeque last month was a huge success!” she said. “We ran out of food it was that popular and our new centre opened today.”

Arctic Winter Games training starts next month
Tim Horsman of Alberta Health Services said he’s been working in Wabasca area on injury prevention. He’s also been busy promoting the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.
“Training camp starts in November and is open to kids 12-18 years old,” he said.

Salsa dancing and crocheting
Tracy Leggett, Outreach Liaison for Northern Haven Support Society told agencies about free upcoming programming happening every Tuesday at the Alliance Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. October’s ‘ladies nights’ will focus on cross stitching and crocheting and salsa dancing lessons. For more information and to register, contact Leggett at 587-516-0543.




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