Family Service Ontario strongly agrees that a “major shift is needed” in the provision of mental-health supports to address the number of people falling through the gaps in care.
The next wave has started, and it is looking like a tsunami, with a lack of resources to respond. The next wave is the increased need for mental health, couple, and family therapy services.
As a community-based counselling agency and a member of Family Service Ontario, NCCC provided outstanding service to 1,000 individuals and families each year.
Universal access to mental health services is a welcomed theme in this election. Every day we experience firsthand individuals, youth and families who fall through the system’s gaps in care.
Struggling families across the province now have additional mental health resources to support them in the pandemic. Family Service Ontario (FSO), with funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), launched the COVID19 Support Program this week.
Affordable, community based mental-health care exists in Ontario for everyone. What keeps Ontarians from accessing these resources is lack of awareness of the vital services provided by 45 Family Service Ontario agencies.
Through the Demo Project (September 2018-March 2020), 28 participating agencies implemented standardized measurement of psychotherapy service outcomes, and created a unique dataset showing collective client outcomes.
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