Homewood Ravensview mental health centre announces May opening date
Homewood Ravensview, part of Homewood Health, will begin providing inpatient treatment for mental health, addiction and concurrent conditions on May 22, 2019, on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula in British Columbia.
“When we open the doors in May,” said Homewood Health president and CEO Jagoda Pike, “Homewood Ravensview will immediately become the most comprehensive private mental health and addiction treatment centre in Western Canada. We’ve recruited an experienced and highly credentialed team to oversee treatment programs based on 135-years of Homewood excellence combined with the latest in evidence-based innovation.”
Homewood Ravensview, with 75 beds and set toemploy more than 80 full-time staff, is located on 28-acres of forested hillside and focuses on creating individualized client experiences. It features forest and ocean views from private and semi-private bedrooms, suites and welcoming common areas.
Dr. Lyn MacBeath, the founding medical director at Homewood Ravensview, said, “Our programs are truly unique in Canada. Our Guardians program for first responders and members of the military – both active duty and veterans – is designed specifically for the challenges these real-life heroes face. Then we have our Cornerstone program for adults and the My Path program for young adults, each delivering evidence-based treatment with the latest innovations in care. We’re also proud to launch the Vanguard program to meet the specific needs of executives and professionals.”
“The diversity and quality of the treatment we provide means everything to us,” Pike added, “and we also know that the work we’ll do at Ravensview to help people living with addiction and mental health conditions connects to so many other important issues.” She expressed particular pride for the strong partnership Homewood Health has with the Pauquachin First Nation.
Before Ravensview accepts its first clients on May 22, Homewood Health is offering bridge counselling to assist people who are waiting for the programs at Homewood Ravensview to begin.
Ravensview accepts referrals from medical or healthcare professionals, but a referral is not necessary for treatment. Anyone interested in learning more about Ravensview programs or self-admission should visit ravensview.com/contact or call 1-866-203-1793.
A formal opening ceremony for Homewood Ravensview will take place in June.