Ontario adding more mental health and addictions services for Indigenous communities – BayToday

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Ontario adding more mental health and addictions services for Indigenous communities – BayToday

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2019213 Views

‘It’s important to be responsive to the diverse needs of Indigenous communities through programs and services that are designed by Indigenous peoples and delivered in a culturally appropriate way’

Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, announced up to $5 million in funding for new and expanded Indigenous mental health and addictions services, including support for continued community-led responses to social crisis.

“It will support mental health training, development, and support for frontline workers, including youth-focused outreach workers who provide culturally appropriate support,” says a news release.

Read More: https://www.baytoday.ca/more-local/ontario-adding-more-mental-health-and-addictions-services-for-indigenous-communities-1626555

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