Youth across the region suffering with their mental health will soon have more opportunities to receive help.
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Wood Buffalo is getting ‘substantial funding’ from the provincial government which will allow them to better connect youth and families to resources through their Youth Hub.
They didn’t specify how much money they’re receiving, however, up to $7.3 million is being allocated to hubs across Alberta.
“We are so excited to have the Government of Alberta’s commitment to increasing youth mental health services in our province and our community,” said Mara Hayward, Youth Hub Manager, Wood Buffalo Integrated Youth Network, Canadian Mental Health Association – Wood Buffalo.
The Wood Buffalo youth network is designed to be a central place where youth between the ages of 11 – 24 can access mental health resources.
“Improving youth mental health wellness is vital to a thriving community and this contribution will allow us to create a one stop shop for youth mental health resources,” added Hayward.
The hub’s physical location will open later this fall in downtown, through their regional building on Manning Avenue.
Appointments will be available in-person or over the phone.