Social Work services are designed to support individuals, couples and families who receive primary care at the Centre and need additional help for their health and well-being.

Reasons to seek help are varied and range from mental health to relationship issues. Services leverage personal strengths to help children, youth, and adults develop a sense of safety, self-worth and mastery over their future through skill building to achieve personal fulfilment, meaningful social roles and relationships in the community.

Our NECHC Social Worker works closely with clinical staff at the NECHC (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses), as well as clinical staff outside of the NECHC (social workers, physicians, nurses, etc. at the VG and QE2).

We provide support for life transitions, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, financial problems, issues of abuse, and other life challenges. In addition, we provide support in accessing resources by working closely with a number of community partners and agencies – including ESIA, Dalhousie Legal Aid, and the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority.