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Bellwood Health Services

Healthcare Professionals Support

Inpatient Substance Use Treatment Program for Healthcare Workers at Bellwood

It can be difficult to accept help when you’ve built a career out of taking care of others. When you turn to Bellwood for help overcoming substance use, you’ll receive nothing short of the best care possible. As a licensed hospital, Bellwood is dedicated to providing patients with evidence-based care. Our support program equips you with the skills and coping strategies you need to get back to work safely and successfully.

*This offering isn’t available as a standalone treatment program, but intended for healthcare professionals already enrolled in our inpatient Core Addiction and Mental Health Program.
Program Info
Highlights
  • Evidence-based treatment administered by top medical experts at a licensed hospital
  • Learn strategies for returning to work
  • Access to aftercare for lasting recovery

  • Bellwood Health Services, Toronto
  • Inpatient
  • 7 weeks
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Our Approach to Helping Healthcare Professionals

Bellwood’s support for healthcare workers who are enrolled in our Core Addiction and Mental Health Program is grounded in patient-centred, trauma-informed practices that incorporate various therapeutic techniques, including:

  • An abstinence-based approach, combined with medication assistance therapy if needed, for a substance-free life.
  • Integration of self-help recovery groups, including SMART and 12-step models, to help you build the practices, principles, and social networks you need to recover.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for developing helpful thought patterns and healthy behaviours.
  • Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) to manage emotions and relationships, practice mindfulness, and overcome crises.
  • Art therapy for understanding thoughts and feelings that may otherwise be difficult to express. 
  • Individual counselling for an empathetic and safe space to discuss personal recovery concerns and develop treatment goals. 
  • Group therapy for peer support and professionally guided emotional processing. 
  • Psychoeducation to understand the nature of addiction.
  • Mindfulness and physical exercise for creating healthy, lasting habits.
  • Relapse prevention groups for identifying relapse warning signs and developing strategies to support long-term recovery.

A Day at Bellwood, Edgewood Health Network’s Home in Toronto

Our medical experts carefully design every aspect of the Bellwood experience to provide patients with the greatest opportunity for recovery. This is what a day at Bellwood might look like in Healthcare Professionals Support.

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Morning
You’ll start the morning with a nutritious, chef-prepared breakfast. After setting your intentions for the day, you’ll heal from the inside out with a workout in our gym or a hike on our surrounding trails. Afterwards, you’ll learn more about your addiction by attending an educational session about substance use disorders.
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Afternoon
You’ll refuel with a healthy and delicious lunch. Then, you’ll attend a one-on-one therapy session or a workshop where you will work towards uncovering the root causes of your dependency.
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Evening
In the evening you’ll participate in any of a number of peer support sessions, such as a Caduceus group or SMART recovery. You’ll end the day with more exercise and dinner with fellow healthcare patients.
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About Bellwood: A Home to Our Healthcare Workers Program

EHN Canada’s Bellwood Health Services is Toronto’s premier substance use treatment centre and has been guiding recoveries for nearly 40 years. We are a licensed, private hospital and are proud to be affiliated with Sunnybrook Hospital, the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Set amidst lush Sunnybrook Park, our facility’s tranquil setting provides an ideal atmosphere for healing.

Related Programs

Healthcare workers who struggle with substance use often grapple with additional mental health concerns. That’s why we offer a variety of related treatment programs – both in person and online.