Hi there,

Now more than ever, and as we practice physical distancing, it is important for our mental wellness to feel supported and to stay connected to each other.

So, we wanted to touch base to let you know that we are still here for the clients and families that we serve. We also have some resources, curated by staff, to share with you as we all navigate the 'new normal' of working from home.
How We Are Supporting Clients
Phone and Video Support
Woodview staff are working from home providing counseling and coaching support with clients by phone and a secure video conferencing platform.
Still Accepting Referrals
We continue to receive referrals from families and other agencies through our centralized access mechanisms in each community.
Virtual Mental Health Clinics
In Brant, four of the mental health walk-in clinics are now providing virtual β€˜walk-in’ support to children, youth and families. 
Residential Services
Residential services for adults with autism continue to operate at The Manor and Supported Independent Living program and we are taking strict precautionary measures to ensure everyone's safety and well-being. 
Resources Curated by Woodview Staff
We want to share resources that may be helpful to you and your families during COVID-19. They include ways to support individuals with mental health issues and/or autism, free educational resources, activities to help kids and youth stay active, and much more. We will continue to update this page, so please check back for updates.
Virtual / Online Events
Light it up Blue on April 2nd!
Even though World Autism Awareness Day will look a little different this year, we invite you to join us in showing support and raising awareness for autism by decorating your windows and wearing blue!

Here's how you and the family can get involved:

1. Wear blue! 🎽
2. Light up your windows with blue art, blue puzzle 🧩, lights or blue πŸ’™'s!
3. Post your photos and tag Woodview!
4. Use the hashtags πŸ‘‰ #WoodviewBlue #LIUB2020 #WAAD2020

Watch this special video message from the Halton Autism Services team:
Twitter Chat on April 7th at 8PM
Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) will be hosting a Twitter Chat for Parents and Caregivers on the topic of supporting kids' mental health during the COVID-19 response.
How We Are Supporting Our Staff
  • We recognize that our staff are adjusting to a new way of working (remotely) while continuing to care for their families and that this requires us to provide reassurance and flexibility for their peace of mind. 
  • Leadership is ensuring that staff continue to feel informed through regular updates, our internal collaboration portal, and even video messages.
  • We continue to support wellness and have launched a virtual staff challenge to keep everybody moving.
  • The health and safety of all our staff is vital; especially for front line staff that continue to work in residential services. Cleaning protocols have been enhanced and we continue to take screening precautions to ensure everyone's safety.
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Thank You to Our Staff
We wanted to give a heartfelt shout-out to our amazing staff who are working hard to balance the needs of their own families while finding creative ways of ensuring that each of their clients continue to feel supported.

Thank you!
Let's Stay Connected
Share Your Ideas
We welcome your ideas and suggestions! To let us know what you would like to see in future updates, send us a message.
Our Communication
We will be sending biweekly updates to keep you informed and to share tips and resources to help us get through this challenging time.

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Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services
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