TORONTO: The Ontario government is providing $24.3 million in targeted investments to hire additional staff, increase access to counseling and therapy, create new programs to help manage stress, depression, and anxiety, and address eating disorders and other challenges facing children and youth.
This funding is part of the $176 million investment in the Roadmap to Wellness, a plan to build a fully connected mental health and addictions system across the province and includes:
• $11 million for over 80 children and youth mental health service providers;
• $5.8 million for youth wellness teams at 10 Youth Wellness Hubs across Ontario,
• $3.7 million for a new eating disorders program;
• $2 million for the implementation of an Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program for families, children, and youth.