Decrease in Anxiety, Depression in Ontarians Receiving Psychotherapy from Family Service Ontario Agencies
In first-of-their kind results in the province, data from the Family Service Ontario Demonstration Project show that average client anxiety and depression decreased from moderate to mild severity after receiving short-term psychotherapy from Family Service Ontario agencies.
The Family Service Ontario Demo Project is using evidence-based tools within the Greenspace platform to enable consistent progress measurement of client treatment outcomes (depression, anxiety and therapeutic alliance).
Funding for Family Service Ontario Conjoint Counselling Pilot Project One-year Extension to Four Project Sites Announced
Family Service Ontario, an association representing 43 Family Service agencies in Ontario, together with the Ministry of Community and Social Services announced the one-year funding extension.
In his Opinion Commentary, Glen Canning addresses the results of a recent survey from the Canadian Women’s Foundation that states “93% of Canadians say they want men to take a more active role in ending violence against women.”
People who need help already languish on wait lists, and that may not change Ms. Tomasi writes of a system where those who can afford psychotherapy access services immediately while others deteriorate on waiting lists. She also cites a psychologist who says that there are “…over 4,000 registered psychotherapists in Ontario and we’re all private, our services depend on patients’ private insurance…” This statement is untrue.
I am writing in response to the comments you recently made to The Canadian Press regarding the availability of community-based mental health service providers that colleges and universities can rely upon to support students facing mental health issues without an extended wait time.
What imperils Ontarians’ access to structured psychotherapy is the lack of awareness that Family Service agencies currently provide these services from over 120 storefronts when and where people need them most—in their own communities—and that they are affordable and accessible to everyone without an appointment, diagnosis or referral.
Family Service Ontario Lauds Ontario’s New Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence, Address Root Causes
Family Service Ontario, an association representing Family Service agency members, lauds the March 1, 2018 announcement of the three-year, $242 million investment for the It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-Based Violence Strategy from the Ministries of the Status of Women, Community and Social Services and Attorney General.