Fredericton – A progress report on the Action Plan for Mental Health in New Brunswick 2011-18 is now available.
“Considerable work has been done to improve mental-health services for New Brunswickers,” said Health Minister Hugh Flemming. “We have improved our approach by putting the individual at the centre of the mental-health care system.”
The progress report describes measures implemented during the first two years of the action plan. Some include:
- An investment of $480,000 to implement early psychosis intervention services provincially. Early psychosis intervention will allow for timely access for young adults when they and their families are faced with the challenges and changes that occur as a result of a serious mental illness;
- Ongoing work for an integrated service delivery approach for children and youth. Two demonstration sites were launched in 2011, one in Charlotte County, the other on the Acadian Peninsula. As of October 2012, 850 children and youth had received more timely and comprehensive services than what was available before;
- An investment of $400,000 to develop community-based beds for youth who have a not- criminally responsible (NCR) designation in New Brunswick, thus ensuring that treatment and placement occur within a community setting;
- Discussions and improved program planning in regard to housing, income, employment and education for persons living with mental illn ...
To view the full story, you must be a subscriber. Click here for information on how to subscribe.