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Grey Bruce Health Services to Receive $500,000 to Expand Crisis Support Program

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Rick Byers has announced one-time funding of $500,000 to Grey Bruce Health Services to help expand its Crisis Support Program.

This investment of one-time funding to Grey Bruce Health Services for their Crisis Support Program will help significantly to ensure that our local residents can receive the care they need in a safe and comfortable setting,” said MPP Byers.

The Mental Health and Addictions Centre of Excellence at Ontario Health has been mandated by the Minister of Health to operationalize Roadmap to Wellness, Ontario’s new Mental Health and Addictions strategy, and to support service providers to implement related changes.

As part of this commitment, one-time funds are being assigned to Ontario Health for the 2022-23 fiscal year. These funds will support mental health and addiction initiatives in alignment with the Roadmap to Wellness.

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a burgeoning mental health and addiction crisis in Ontario. We are pleased to receive one-time funding to support our crisis services. These funds will enable us to care for clients in a safe, compassionate environment, and allow us to enhance our patient-centred care,” said Gary Sims, president and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services.

This funding will help sustain and enhance capacity in mental health and addictions services and supports, specifically within the mental health, addictions, eating disorders, complex mental illness sectors.

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