Our mission, our team and our services
L’Éveil is an association offering assistance to those affected with mental health issues. We are a non-profit organisation founded in 1995 and serving all of Brome-Missisquoi’s approximately 21 municipalities, from Bedford to Sutton, with a total population of about 55,228 inhabitants (source: Brome-Missisquoi MRC 2011). Our exceptional working team consists of 5 employees, three caseworkers and an administrative assistant /community caregiver. We also benefit from the generous help of 15 volunteers, 7 members of the board of directors and eight others for general volunteering. The number of service users currently receiving services at L’Éveil is, to date, 74.
Our mission is to help adults (18-65 years of age) living or having lived with serious mental health problems (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, etc.) Services include; support groups, accompaniment to the doctor or during legal proceedings, assistance in finding housing, setting up a budget, etc. These are just some of the services we offer to enhance members’ independence, quality of life and reintegration into society.
We also offer social, recreational activities and rehabilitation projects to maintain their physical well-being, mental and emotional states. We also organise walking groups, workshops for personal growth, outings to the sugar shack, a Christmas party, and the possibility of participation in the Raspberry Project and community garden.
Our mission is also to educate people experiencing mental health problems, their families and the general public. We also participate in public forums to educate the general public, including health professionals; we explain the needs of people with serious mental health problems.
About Association d'entraide en santé mentale «L'éveil» de Brome-Missisquoi
How to receive our services?
The best way to ask for help for yourself or someone you know is to contact us directly by telephone at 450-263-6240, ex 0, to make an appointment or contact us electronically at the following LINK
There are other ways to request help from l’Éveil. Ask your family doctor to fill out our reference form. All of the clinics and CLSCs of our region have a copy of our reference form. The information will be transmitted confidentially by your doctor and this will allow us to prioritize demands and offer you an individual service.
After requesting help, your demand will be evaluated. If we believe our service can help you with your mental health issues you will be contacted by a caseworker and evaluated. The evaluation lasts around one hour and is designed to understand your needs.