Photo of the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care with the outside labyrinth

There are two permanent labyrinths at the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care – one indoors and one outdoors. 

A new study by Lawson Health Research Institute shows that the use of labyrinths contributes to recovery by promoting spiritual self-care, insight development and personal meaning-making reflection. 

St. Joseph’s: Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care - 

At Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care (Southwest Centre) in Elgin County, the unique story of every individual is honoured as care practitioners assist in the journey toward recovery. Part of the St. Joseph’s Health Care London family, Southwest Centre is devoted to caring for people with a mental illness who have also come into contact with the criminal justice system. 

Dr. Lownie receiving his 2016 Innovation Award from Dr. David Hill, alongside Lynn Dennings and Dr. Mel Boulton

Left to right: Dr. David Hill, Lawson’s Scientific Director; Lynn Denning, Research Assistant; Dr. Stephen Lownie; and Dr. Mel Boulton, Neurosurgeon at LHSC’s University Hospital. 

Dr. Stephen Lownie received the Innovation Award at the 2016 Lawson Impact Awards on April 13, 2016.

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Dr. Steve Lownie is a neurosurgeon and neurointerventionalist, with a primary interest in vascular diseases of the brain. He was honoured with the 2016 Lawson Innovation Award for his recent publication titled, “Catheter Based Selective Hypothermia Reduces Stroke Volume during Focal Cerebral Ischemia in Swine,” published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.