Addictions Foundation

Shared Health Mental Health & Addictions:
In April of 2022, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba transitioned into Shared Health Addictions & Mental Health. While AFM no longer exists, school-based services will continue within the transition into Shared Health.
The Portage la Prairie School Division is partnered with Shared Health Addictions & Mental Health to provide school-based counselling services for students at Portage Collegiate Institute. The goals of the partnership are:
-To encourage the early identification and referral of students experiencing problems related to their substance use or gambling involvement
-To prevent students from becoming harmfully involved in alcohol/other drugs or gambling
-To assist and support students and families affected by the substance use or gambling involvement of people close to them.

 

Shared Health Rehabilitation Counsellors:
 

Betty Ryzner-Madsen, B.S.W., bryzner-madsen@afm.mb.ca
Betty is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-4:30pm and alternate Fridays. Betty has been with PCI since 2019. 

Emily Preun, RPN/ B.Sc.P.N., epreun@afm.mb.ca
Emily is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am-4:30pm and alternate Fridays. Emily started at PCI as an Addictions Counsellor in January of 2022.

 

Services Offered:
• Assessments, prevention education and counselling services for students related to substance use or gambling
• Classroom presentations
• Clinical support for those affected by someone else’s substance use or gambling
• Parent support in talking to your child about substances
• Assistance in accessing resources related to cutting down or quitting substance use and gambling