Moving on Mental Health
Moving on Mental Health is an important part of Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. The plan ensures children, youth, and families are able to get mental health services in their communities that are accessible, responsive, and meet their meets. To ensure children, youth, and families across the province have access to the same core services, lead agencies have been identified in 33 communities across the province. In July 2015, Woodview was appointed by the Ministry as lead agency for Brant.
The key responsibilities of lead agencies are to ensure that core community-based child and youth mental health services are available in every service area and the community-based sector works together with health care providers, schools, and other organizations so young people get the support they need.
Woodview worked with the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (COE) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) to create surveys for youth and families and to facilitate two consultation sessions with families and four with youth. We worked with a Youth Advisor from the Centre of Excellence who trained youth facilitators to conduct the youth consultations across the community. Two reports were created as a result of the consultation sessions:
Community Consultation Report: Youth
Community Consultation Report: Family