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Interested in seeing what the Ontario government has promised for mental health and addictions care?

Check out the table below.

General investments for mental health and addictions care

• Invest $3.8 billion over ten years to expand mental health and addiction services through the Roadmap to Wellness: A Plan to Build Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions System. This year’s budget provides $204 million for mental health and addictions services

• Focus on four pillars to improve the province’s mental health and addictions system through: improving quality, expanding existing services, implementing innovative solutions, and improving access

• Establish the Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence to coordinate the delivery of services and serve as a central point of accountability and oversight for mental health and addictions care

Specialized services

• $1 million to support planning for a new First Responders Post Traumatic Stress Injury Rehabilitation Centre at Runnymede Healthcare Centre

• $3.2 million over three years to establish a Mental Health Support Unit to provide confidential counselling services, mental health tools and training programs for frontline court staff

• Building a new Francophone community health centre to consolidate primary care, nursing, and mental health and addictions services in one modern facility

Child and youth mental health • Invested an additional $8.1 million to immediately address the increased demand for services to support specialized care for children and youth diagnosed with eating disorders
Addictions care and the opioid crisis • Reduce the risk of death caused by opioid overdoses in workplaces by requiring employers with a known risk to provide a naloxone kit and training in workplaces where overdoses are a potential hazard
For more information, visit the Ontario PC Party website.

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