The Listuguj Crisis & Life Promotion program

The Listuguj Crisis & Life Promotion program

The Listuguj Crisis & Life Promotion program, which works within the Listuguj Community Health Services, has applied, on behalf of Listuguj to be a Pilot site for the “Quebec’s Suicide Prevention Best Practices Guide”

The project is being offered by the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission and only 4 communities in Quebec have been chosen, Listuguj being one of them.

In general, this project aims to implement structured actions in suicide prevention in Aboriginal communities by building on the best practices and adapted to the needs of First Nations.

THE FEATURES FOR THIS INITIATIVE:

This initiative:

  • Aims to highlight the strengths, resources and expertise of the community.
  • Build on best practices from research AND the field experience of interveners and community managers.
  • Allows communities to start thinking about suicide and position themselves in relation to best practices to implement at home to make a difference in the lives of suicidal individuals.
  • Mobilize interveners and community managers at each stage. For example, their expertise is sought to:
    • establish a picture of the situation and needs
    • validate certain intervention tools
    • prioritize the most promising strategies to implement best practices in the community
    • Provides a comprehensive guide to suicide prevention while remaining flexible and adapting to reality and priorities of each community.
    • Allows all partners involved in the prevention of suicide among First Nations to use a common language.
    • Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders involved in suicide prevention by clarifying roles.

Here is an overview of the steps of the initiative

Aim and objectives of the project:

The aim of this project is to help reduce the number of suicides in Aboriginal communities without conventions in

Quebec by implementing structured actions in suicide prevention: 

  1. Analyze specific issues in targeted communities.
  2. Adapt and translate the guide entitled “Quebec’s suicide prevention best practices guide – enhancement services for managers in CSSS”.
  3. Adapt the training for interveners
  4. Carry out a pilot project in the four (4) communities.

Partners involved

  1. FNQLHSSC
  2. Centre de santé et de services sociaux – Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS).

The project managers are supported in their thinking by a strategic committee constituted of the:

1)      Quebec Association for Suicide Prevention

2)      Suicide Action Montreal

3)      two First Nations communities in Quebec

4)      Health Canada

5)       MSSS.

Listuguj Community Health Services Public Service Announcement

The Listuguj Community Health Services, in collaboration with the Listuguj Youth Center, is pleased to announce the launch of out 12 week ‘Gesig’ Challenge.

The purpose of this challenge is to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional wellness, while decreasing health risks amongst our First Nation people.

We are looking for teams of 5 members, and each Team include at least one Elder (60+) and one teenager (13-19 years old). They must also designate a Health and Wellness Champion for the Team.

Teams and individuals are encouraged to register & participate.

Registration will take plan January 21st, 2013 at the Listuguj Youth Center from 9am to 1pm. (Please note that registration will take approximately 15 min to complete).

Individual handbooks will be available to all participants to help you track your own progress. LCHS looks forward to seeing you at our registration on the 21st of January and congratulates you on your commitment towards your health for 2013.

Listuguj Community Health Services Public Service Announcement

Listuguj Community Health Services Public Service Announcement

 The Listuguj Community Health Services, in collaboration with AmiQuebec is pleased to announce the schedule for the Free Tele-workshops.

These workshops will take place at the Listuguj Community Health Center from 8:00pm to 9:00pm as follows:

 Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

WHAT CAREGIVERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AVOIDING BURNOUT.

Speaker: Maira Edwards, Nurse

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

I GET THESE URGES AND I CAN’T STOP THEM: THE STRANGE WORLD OF OBSESSIONS

Speaker: Dr. Kieron O’Connor, Psychologist

 Wednesday, march 20th, 2013

YOUR PHARMACIST KNOWS: THE STRAIGHT FACTS ABOUT MEDICATIONS

Speaker: Dr. David Bloom, Psychiatrist

 Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

UNDERSTANDING COURT ORDERS AND HOW THE POLICE CAN HELP

Speaker: Michael Arruda, Police Officer

 Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

BETRAYAL OF TRUST: THE SHAME OF ELDER ABUSE

Speaker: Katie Fagen, Social Worker

ELDER'S LUNCH & LEARN Wednesday, Nov 21st

Elders

LUNCH & LEARN

 Addictions

 

WEDNESDAY, Nov 21, 2012

WHERE: ELDER’S LODGE

TIME:11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM

 

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

Everyone Welcome

 

Sponsored by LCHS

Listuguj ADDICTIONS Awareness Week November 18th to 23rd, 2012

Throughout the week CHRQ 106.9 FM will also be giving a Question of the Day where the 10th caller can win a prize.  A Coloring Contest for the kids (Nursery to Grade 2) prizes to be won.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH @12 NOON

Parade of Cars starting from Subway to Bingo Hall followed by Turkey Lunch, Guest Speaker.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH @ 10AM-12NOON

Coffee Break  at Elder’s Lodge.  Come over and visit for a cup of coffee and information on drug abuse.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

National Child’s Day

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 st

Elder’s Lunch & Learn

at Elder’s Lodge 11:30 to 1:00

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012

Crazy Hat Day message ” The Best Me is Drug Free” prize for craziest hat with message.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012, 6:00PM to 8:00pm

Sober Teen Dance @ Alaqsite’w Gitpu School.  Snack will be provided.

ALL EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE LISTUGUJ WELLNESS PROGRAM, HELPING KIDS GROW UP SAFE, HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL.  SHOULD YOU REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION ON EVENTS, PLEASE CALL SOMMER BARNABY-MITCHELL AT 418-788-2155.

 

FREE SAFE FOOD HANDLING COURSE

Dear Participants,

A Food Health and Safety Handling Course will be given on November 27, 2012 at the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Center (LMDC) beginning at 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

This training is intented for all food establishments and managers and their staff who handle food that is prepares for sale or service (food processing establishments, retail outlets, restaurants, and other food related services)

The training is mandatory since November 2008 in the Province of Quebec and it would be a plus for the community to have members that are qualified and who detain the MAPAQ  certificate.  Holders’ of this certificate also have an edge when applying for jobs in the food industry.

Please notify Monica Barnaby no later that November 16-2012 at the Health Center at (418) 788-2155 if you are interested.

We look forward to you attending this very important course

 Thank You

Donna Metallic, Director of Health

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Listuguj Community Health Services in conjunction with the Regie de L’assurance Maladie Quebec would like to inform the residents of the community of Listuguj of the importance of keeping your Quebec Medicare Cards up-to-date.

Be advise that in the event that you do not have a valid medicare card and require emergency treatment at the hospital or a Doctor’s office, the hopital or Doctor will bill you directly.  It is  important to know that Listuguj Health Department and Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government are not responsible for charges billed to you from a result of a invalid  or expired medicare card.  It is the resposibility of every adult to make certain that they keep their medicare cards and those of their children up-to-date.

To apply, renew or if you lose your medicare card, call this toll free number 1-800-561-9749.  If you need a temporary, renewal, name change or a new applicant for a medicare card present yourself at the Listuguj Community Health Services and the Health Liaison, Elizabeth “Betty” Metallic will assist you with the application process.

Your RAMQ card is the best card to have on hand, in case of emergency

LCHS

FNQLHSSC–First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Service Commission presents Photography Contest

This photography contest is for First Nations in Quebec region. The photographs will be a part of a DVD on diabetes that the FNQLHSSC is producing.  They will also serve to promote healthy lifestyle habits among First Nations throughout Quebec. Posters are posted at the Health Center.

The contest ends December 3, 2012