This Advisory Group will help lay the foundation for a 10-year Strategy on mental health and addictions needs and priorities.
Ontarians from all backgrounds and walks of life are part of this Advisory Group.
More specifically, they include consumers, family members, health care providers and researchers from across the province. The Advisory Group will reflect a range of perspectives, such as children and youth, aboriginal peoples, seniors, women and adults and in the workplace.
The new Strategy will address the factors that contribute to mental illness and addictions. It will focus on people with serious mental health issues, complex substance abuse and problem gambling issues.
While the Strategy will include the wider spectrum of mild and moderate mental illness and addictions, like depression, those living with serious mental illness and addictions will remain a priority.
The goal of the strategy is to ensure that every Ontarian achieves optimal health and well-being. And for those who need it, the system will ensure equitable access to respectful, effective services.
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, French