Newcomer Health

Sherbourne provides family health care, counselling, health education and supportive services to New Canadians (resident for 10 years or less), within Sherbourne’s neighbourhood; a diverse community of South East Toronto. Sherbourne New Canadians drop in clinic strives to promote primary care, counselling, education and skills on nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

  • You will be able to have regular visits with a family practitioner
  • Consult regarding your health
  • Update immunization records
  • Enhance your knowledge of nutrition and prevention of common diseases
  • Learn skills to cope with emergencies and chronic disease self-management
  • Counselling – Stress management, conflict resolution and other mental health issues

Building a Refugee Mental Health Framework *Video* 

Sherbourne’s Dr. Nalini Pandalangat and community members from a spring 2016 workshop discuss their experiences and the importance of a refugee mental health framework (Courtesy of CAMH Education Network).

Sherbourne’s Dr. Nalini Pandalangat and community members from a spring 2016 workshop discuss their experiences and the importance of a refugee mental health framework (Courtesy of CAMH Education Network).

As leaders working with Canada’s Tamil mental health community, Sherbourne’s Dr. Nalini Pandalangat, Director of Newcomer Health & Specialty Services, and experts from CAMH and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, hosted a day-long workshop in May 2016 for a diverse group of researchers, service providers, program planners and professional associations. The purpose was to bring forward the complex issue of refugee mental health and present and seek feedback on a refugee mental health framework.

A video produced by the CAMH Education Network features Dr. Pandalangat and professionals from diverse fields who attended the workshop, as they discuss their experiences and the importance of a refugee mental health framework.