The current pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives and has forced many of us into social isolation. In addition, for those who were already coping with anxiety, the uncertainty of the situation and how it will evolve may cause further stress. Faced with this, the team at Clinique GO™ wanted to let its clientele know that it is there to provide support through a range of mental health services: psychology, social work and psychoeducation.
The importance of not neglecting mental health
Professionals in the field are already reporting an increase in demand for mental health services, including addiction counselling. In addition, it should be noted that many people who already had more “fragile” mental health prior to the pandemic (anxiety disorders, depression, etc.) and who were benefiting from follow-up, particularly in psychology, have seen their mental health suspended.
In addition, the confinement may have led to a resurgence of tension for some couples, financial insecurity for some individuals, or an inordinate fear of the virus for others. While most people are able to control this “cocktail of feelings” and cope with it on a daily basis, for others it significantly affects their functioning and ability to carry out everyday activities.
In short, it goes without saying that the pandemic has forced us to adapt to a new reality, but not everyone has the same ability to adapt to it. Moreover, it can be difficult to take a step back from the feelings that the situation brings out in us. This is where the intervention of mental health professionals can be more than relevant.
The expertise of our mental health professionals
For our mobile team, actively participating in the health of its clients has always been a priority. Of course, this also includes offering psychological and mental health services, provided by professionals from various disciplines.
- Psychology: Our team includes psychologists who are members of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. Through different approaches, they can help their clients better understand and deal with their psychological problems. Anxiety disorders, depression, emotion management, professional difficulties, post-traumatic shock, bereavement… Several types of psychological needs can benefit from the expertise of a psychologist.
- Social work: A social worker is a professional who can intervene to help an individual deal with a complex social situation: relational conflicts, substance use problems and dependency (alcoholism, drug addiction), difficulties in professional life, etc. These are examples of situations that the current pandemic may have provoked or caused to resurface. If necessary, you can consult a social worker who will help you dissect your social situation and overcome it.
- Psychoeducation: to promote adaptation in one’s family environment or in the face of a new situation, to promote healthy management of emotions, to support a person facing an ordeal, to support parents in the development of their parenting skills… These are all reasons to consult a psychoeducator.
Our services are also offered via online consultation
The professionals mentioned above also offer their services via online consultation. This is a versatile modality of intervention, since it fits in well with all schedules, even the busiest ones. Our professionals can effectively adapt to the needs of their clients. In addition, online consultation makes it possible to benefit from the expertise of these professionals without exposing oneself to contamination risks, since our professionals offer their service remotely through a videoconferencing service.
If you have any questions about our mental and psychological health services, do not hesitate to contact our team. We will inquire about your needs in order to direct you to the service best suited to your situation.