The following support services are available for patients enrolled in the Sooke Integrated Health Network (IHN) by their family physician.
The Sooke IHN is delivering a new way of health care services that relies on the patient to be a partner in their own health. The purpose of our sessions is to provide you with information and community resources to support self-management of your chronic conditions.
Below is a list of programs and courses available to IHN members. Registration is required. For registration or further information, please contact the IHN office.
Activities & Classes
Advance Health Care Planning (IHN Office)
This 90 min session will help you plan for future health care decisions.
Thurs Jan 9, 2014 @ 1:00 - 2:30
Thurs Feb 6, 2014 @ 1:00 - 2:30
Assertiveness Skills (participant fee $50) - (EMCS)
8 week program for people who want to learn assertive communication skills.
New Dates TBA
Body Sense (IHN Office)
Mechanics of weight loss, exercise, portion size, regular eating, snack management.
7 wk session starts:
Mondays, Jan 27-Mar 17, 2014 @ 10:00-12:00
Tuesdays, May 6-June 17, 2014 @ 10:00-12:00
Break Free From Smoking (IHN Office)
7 week program at the IHN office. Break free from Tobacco Addiction.
Tuesday Jan 21-Mar 4, 2014 @ 3:00-4:00
Calming the Body & Mind (Sooke CASA)
7 week program to provide simple practices to lower stress levels.
Thursdays Mar 27 - May 8, 2014 @ 3:00-4:30
Changeways (participant fee $50) (EMCS)
10 week program for people experiencing depression/anxiety who want to make positive life changes
Dates and Times TBA
Craving Change (IHN Office)
5-week workshop to learn how to change your relationship with food.
Mondays, Apr 7-May 12, 2014 @ 10:00-12:00
Insomnia Workshop (Sooke CASA)
8 week course that provides IHN clients with a range of concrete behavioural and cognitive tools to help alleviate insomnia. Physician approval required.
Wednesdays Jan 15 - Mar 5, 2014 @ 2:00-3:45
Mindfulness-Based Practices to Prevent Depressive Relapse (Sooke CASA)
8 week course using mindfulness techniques to avoid depressive relaspe. Physician approval required.
Wednesdays Mar 19 - May 7, 2014 @ 2:00 - 4:00
Pain Management Group (IHN office)
8 week course helps you learn how to better manage your pain.
Wednesdays May 14-July 2, 2014 @ 2:30 - 4:30
Seeking Safety (Sooke CASA)
For women who have problems due to substance use AND experience issues related to trauma.
Dates and Times TBA
Sleep Workshop (Sooke CASA)
6 week course to help you learn how to relax and improve sleep.
Dates and Times TBA
Healthy Eating & Cooking
Cooking Out Of The Box (EMCS)
Monthly cooking class for IHN clients referred to the Good Food Box program
3rd Wed of the month @ 4:30-6:30 pm Meet at EMCS lobby at 4:15pm
Good Food Box (Contact IHN for details)
Monthly box of fresh vegetables and/or fruit
Heart Health Education Session (IHN Office)
One 2 hour comprehensive once monthly workshop for IHN clients with any heart condition or disease.
Thursday Jan 30, 2014 @ 1:30-3:30
Thursday Mar 27, 2014 @ 1:30-3:30
Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 1:30-3:30
Edward Milne Community Education
Punch pass - to be used towards programs from the Community Education Calendar
Food CHI Volunteer Sunriver Community & Allotment Gardens
Wed afternoons from 1:00-4:00 pm call 250-642-4342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
One month pass includes a personal tour of the recreation centre and programs. May be used as credit for registered programs. Ongoing Program
Physician/IHN Referral Required
Living Well with COPD (IHN Office)
10 week educational program to learn skills to manage your COPD.
Tuesdays Feb 4-Apr 8, 2014 @ 10:00-12:00
12 week, twice weekly supervised exercise sessions at Odyssey Fitness Centre for those with cardiac conditions. Call IHN for Information
HCC Telehome Monitoring for Heart Failure
3 month program - speak to your doctor or IHN Nurse to see if you qualify
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Lifestyle changes, goal setting and problem solving.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Lifestyle changes, goal setting and problem solving
Call toll free 1-866-902-3767 for future dates, locations and to register.
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