To provide mental health and wellness services to 7 of the member communities including the following: helping clients navigate the provincial and federal mental health systems, offering emotional support to clients, professional letters of support to gain access to services, individualize client care plans and providing mental health workshops for community. (By choice, Paqtn’kek is supported through the Una’maki Mental Wellness Team)
The Mi’kmaw Support Program delivers a range of community-based services to First Nations individuals, specifically those impacted by Indian Day School. These services include but are not limited to providing emotional/cultural support to Indian Day School survivors and descendants, assist individuals in filing their Federal Indian Day School Class Action Settlement Forms, and ensure individuals have access to appropriate after-care services. The program was developed to provide holistic supports that acknowledge and attempts to address the intergenerational impacts of Indian Residential Schools and Indian Day Schools.