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Mental Health And Addictions Report Released

McGuinty Government Receives Recommendations From Minister’s Advisory Group

The final report by the Minister’s Advisory Group on Mental Health and Addictions is now publicly available.

The report, Respect, Recovery, Resilience: Recommendations for Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, identifies the need for a collaborative, patient-centered approach to mental health and addictions services.

Overall the report focuses on evidence and best practices while considering the social determinants of health, diversity, stigma and discrimination. Chief among the recommendations is to make better use of existing resources by integrating services across sectors, in particular, with education, justice, housing and social services.

Some of the other recommendations include:

The Advisory Group is comprised of experts from the field, service providers and people with personal experience. To write their final report, the group heard from many people living with and affected by mental illness and addictions, as well as front line leaders and staff from health, education, children’s, social service and housing organizations.

QUOTES

“I’m proud of this report. I share the Advisory Group’s vision and goals for improving the mental health and well-being of all Ontarians. This report, along with the recommendations by both the Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions and my inter-ministerial colleagues will help guide our efforts on mental health and addictions."
– Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

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LEARN MORE

Read the Respect, Recovery, Resilience: Recommendations for Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy report
Read the Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions report
Read the Mental Health Summit discussion paper, Every Door is the Right Door

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