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Increasing the effectiveness of frontline workers through a model mental health training program

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Abstract

The Ontario Ministry of Housing provides permanent, affordable, independent housing for mental health consumers. This approach, not contingent on consumer participation in support service programs, is part of a continuum of housing options. To help integrate consumers into social housing communities, the ministry engaged a Senior Advisor, Mental Health, to develop alternate ways to maintain housing for this group. A province-wide mental health training initiative aimed at front-line housing staff, which uses unique techniques such as popular theatre, experiential exercises and partnership building/strategic alliance development will be described in this paper.

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Correspondence to Sheri Weisberg M.S.W..

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Sheri Weisberg conducted this study as Senior Advisor, Mental Health for the Ontario Ministry of Housing.

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Weisberg, S. Increasing the effectiveness of frontline workers through a model mental health training program. Community Ment Health J 32, 363–370 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02249454

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Keywords

  • Social Housing
  • Health Consumer
  • Housing Staff
  • Housing Option
  • Senior Advisor