Health

MCDC has been very active to facilitate access to health and social services in English. Over the years, we have built a strong network of partners to help us achieve this objective.

We have developed a series of activities and services for the benefit of our community:

  • Information sessions with health professionals and community organizations
  • Community health education program (CHEP)
  • Healthy after 50
  • Caregiver program
  • Special activities
  • Health Passport

We publish our dedicated health newsletter, Partners in Health, twice a year. 

Check out our calendar of events and give us a call to know what's going on in the community.  Call MCDC: 418-332-3851 and call SSEN: 581-500-3754. You can also check out our Facebook pages: MCDC and SSEN.

Useful links

Covid-19 Information

Health

  • User's Rights: What are they and the 12 User Rights - As users of the Health and Social Services network, we have rights recognized by the Act respecting health services and social services (LSSSS). rpcu.qc.ca/en/en_rights

Nutrition

Mental Health

  • Find out more information about stress and anxiety. www.healthline.com/health/stress-and-anxiety
  • AMI-Quebec Action on Mental Illness is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. amiquebec.org
  • Suicide.ca offers help in English to those thinking about suicide, those who are worried about someone, and those grieving a loss by suicide.  You can contact a counsellor by phone, text or chat 24/7.  https://suicide.ca/en
  • AQPAMM provides information, training and guidance to improve the well-being of family and friends of people with mental health problems in all types of living arrangements. AQPAMM offers a variety of activities to uplift and assist their members and to fight mental health stigma.  https://aqpamm.ca/?lang=en
  • Wellness Together Canada offers mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad. Always free and virtual, 24/7. https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA
  • What's Up walk-in provides FREE mentalhealth counselling & support for children, youth, young adults and their families, and families with infants.  They're open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Call 1-866-585-6486 to connect with a counsellor.  https://www.whatsupwalkin.ca/
  • Vent over Tea is a free active listening service that provides you undivided attention without judgement or reaction.  Sometimes it can really help to talk to a stranger to share what is on your mind and be heard with empathy and compassion.  *This is not a psychotherapy or counselling service. https://ventovertea.com/
  • Caring for Kids have information for parents from pediatricians from the Canadian Pediatric Society.  Their website has a section about mental health for pregnant women, parents, children and teens covering a variety of topics.  https://caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/mentalhealth
  • For information on Youth Mental Health, please see our section under 'Youth".