Block Building Therapies is the leader in the province to offer a Driving Anxiety Program (DAP), supporting Manitobans since 2021. This program is for individuals who are struggling to resume their driving duties as it relates to self-care activities, community management or employment. Our program utilizes a qualified Occupational Therapist and registered Driver Instructor to work alongside our anxious drivers. Our team also works very closely with the treating psychologists, social workers/counsellors, as well as other Occupational Therapists, to ensure all client needs are being addressed.

Through the Driving Anxiety Program, we provide functional driving evaluations, which include both an in-clinic assessment and on-road evaluation, in order to assess an individual’s abilities and functional limitations as they relate to mental health diagnoses. Under the supervision of the treating Occupational Therapist, customized treatment programs are developed with adapted driving lessons to meet client specific needs. The goal of our program is to improve driver confidence through learned anxiety management strategies in order to return the client to functional driving.

Please see brochure below for more information about our Driving Anxiety Program, including the eligibility criteria, as well as the assessment and treatment program.

Driving Anxiety Program Brochure (PDF)

Block Building Therapies is a fee for service clinic. We are accepting new referrals from 3rd party funders as well as individual private payers. Please complete a referral form (link) or contact your medical professional or insurance provider to see if you have coverage for Occupational Therapy services. We current work with a variety of funders: