Mens Sana was created in 1991 by families in York Region who came together to support one another, and to provide the services and supports their family members needed. Funded almost exclusively by the generosity of donors, Mens Sana offers residential supports, clinical and referral services, and day services for adults with chronic mental illness.
We offer 24/7-365 support to promote healthy living, socializing and the development of strategies individuals can use when they feel a loss of control.
Program activities are offered to both members, and their families and support networks. Activities vary, based on individual needs and goals. While some may want to work towards future goals (competitive employment, independent living, furthering education, etc.), others may want to simply attend and choose to participate in activities offered (i.e. Mental health management classes, social and recreational opportunities, meal preparation class, art therapy group, computer class, etc.).
We offer a day program/drop in for individuals who need a place to be, a place to belong. The program activities vary, based on individual need and individual goals. While some may want to work towards future goals (competitive employment, independent living, furthering education, etc.) others may want to simply attend and select options from offered activities (i.e. mental health management classes, social and recreational opportunities, meal preparation class, art therapy group, computer class and similar).
Services are offered to both people with mental health needs, and their family and support networks. We work in coordination with VITA’s Support Services Team to connect and collaborate with families, members and the developmental services sector to ensure that individuals and their families receive appropriate support.