Ontario’s Government For the People Cares About Frontline Addiction & Mental Health Workers

Published on January 30, 2019

TORONTO — Ontario's Government for the People is leading the way on health care by connecting with frontline addiction and mental health experts.

Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) are communicating with nurses, counsellors, frontline workers and those with lived experience across the province to discuss the impact of addiction and mental health challenges in Ontario.

"It’s a good thing that the reduction in stigma means people are willing to ask for help. Now we need to make sure that when they are ready to ask, the services and support they need are there.” Said Adrienne Spafford, Chief Executive Officer of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO), “We look forward to working with government to improve the lives of those living with addiction and mental health challenges across this province.”

Ontario’s Government for the People is proud to be working with frontline workers who understand the challenges mental health and addiction pose across the province.

The Ontario government is committed to investing $3.8 billion over the next 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions strategy.

"Our government will ensure each dollar goes directly to services that will make a significant difference to patients," said Elliott. "We will continue to make mental health and addictions a priority and work toward creating an Ontario where everyone is fully supported in their health care journey.”

Our government’s record investments in mental health services will go a long way towards making our healthcare system more efficient and delivering better outcomes for patients.

“As the MPP for Vaughan Woodbridge I am honoured to be supporting #BellLetsTalk day .” said MPP Michael Tibollo We’ve come a long way in reducing stigma but there is much more work to do. I look forward to working together to build a better mental health system for Ontarians!