Workers’ Compensation (Legal Services Division) donates to Mental Health and Addictions Program

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:09am

This year, the Mental Health and Addictions department was fortunate to be the recipient of a generous donation from the Workers’ Compensation Legal Services Division. 

A total of $1,550 was raised during their annual bake, chili and chowder event plus casual days. This wonderful event is held annually at the WCB offices on Fenwick Street in Halifax. 

This year’s money has been earmarked for Simpson Landing to benefit clients at that facility.  Karrie Scribner, Wellness and Health Promotion Coordinator for Simpson Landing, says “The donation will help provide community and on-site opportunities that enhance the self-efficacy and self-awareness of individuals working on recovery and wellness beyond symptom management and medical treatment."
 
Volunteer Services, on behalf of all staff and clients,  would like to say an enormous thanks to the staff of the WCB’s Legal Services division for their dedication to this program over the past 16 years. 
 
Pictured below are Jean Gascoigne (WCB), Dachia Joudrey (Volunteer Co-ordinator, Mental Health and Addictions Program for Central Zone) and Marishka Brown (WCB).