Daily Living Services and Facilities


Monday-Friday:  4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays:  9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Family members are welcome to meet with treatment staff to discuss patient care. Children are welcome to visit in most areas. Please consult with the treatment team for more information.


Patients are expected to be responsible for clothing and personal belongings that they bring to S.M.H.C. Due to lack of storage space and the concern that items may go missing, patients are encouraged to limit articles to a couple of changes of comfortable clothing suitable to the current weather conditions. Patients will be encouraged to send excess articles home with family members as soon as possible to prevent losses.


Laundry facilities are available and patients are encouraged to do their own laundry and to keep their clothes clean and presentable.


Cafeteria style meals are prepared for patients free of charge as part of their care at the Centre. Coffee is served on the ward in the evenings and on weekends. The Sunflower Café is located in the S.M.H.C. Recreation Hall where snacks, etc. may be purchased. As well, there are drink machines in every building.


Payphones are available for patient use in most patient-care buildings. Courtesy to fellow patients is expected by not tying up telephones for extended periods of time. Long distance telephone calls from the ward will be allowed to patients once a week.

Spiritual Care Services

The Centre’s Chaplain, Aboriginal Elder or community clergy are available to provide spiritual care to those patients that are interested.

For further information, go to:  Spiritual Care

Mail Services

Mail service is available at the Centre. Mail drop off areas are located in each building. Writing material is available upon request.


Banking services are available for patients at the Centre through the Patient Trust Office located in the Administration Building to secure their valuables and money. Patients have the option of using the Patient Trust Account. The Centre can not be responsible for money or valuables that a patient chooses to keep in their possession.

For further information, go to: Financial Services

Reading Materials

Reading materials such as books, magazines, newspapers (including local and ethnic papers), are available on each ward and in the SMHC Central Library. There are library services in the City of Selkirk, and patients are encouraged to use all these facilities. Educational reading materials are available throughout the Centre in the form of pamphlets. Further information with regards to illnesses is available through the group staff and social workers.


Television sets are available for patient use throughout the Centre. Patients may wish to bring small electrical equipment, such as razors, hair dryers or small radios. You should be aware that it is the Centre's policy to ensure all electrical equipment is CSA approved, in safe working condition and that patients will be responsible for these items should they bring them.

Hair Grooming

Hair grooming facilities are located at the Centre. Patients may wish to make an appointment while at the Centre.

Grooming Supplies

Basic grooming supplies such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, bar soap, razors, shampoo and nail clippers are supplied by the Selkirk Mental Health Centre

Sunflower Café

The Sunflower Café provides confections and assorted snacks. It is located in the Recreation Hall and operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Self Help Office

The Self Help Office is located in the Recreation Hall. Its purpose is to provide support and education to patients as well as their families.


A gymnasium and a workout room are located in the Recreation Hall.