$1.5-million for mental health, addictions in Brantford-Brant

An additional $1.5 million in funding is being earmarked to support people, families and caregivers living with mental health and addictions challenges in Brantford-Brant.

MPP Will Bouma says the $174-million is part of the government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over the next 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions strategy.

Bouma says the additional funding will go directly towards services for patients and families and help reduce wait times, enhance opioids and addictions services, create additional housing, build capacity in child and youth mental health, support our men and women in uniform and add services for seniors, Francophones and Ontario’s Indigenous people.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk will receive just over $1-million, Grand River Community Health Centre, $205,000, St. Leonard’s Community Services about $164,000, Brant Community Healthcare System nearly $71,000 and Participation House Brantford, $8,400.

(Photo: Christine Elliott@celliottability, Twitter)

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