Allocate $1.0 billion over a four-year cycle to address mental health care within the medical services plan.
Funding should be provided for a comprehensive suite of initiatives including:
- Establishing accessible mental health treatment options for all those struggling with anxiety or depression.
- Early intervention, youth mental health initiatives, integrated primary care specific to youth and mental health enabling families to easily navigate resources in a supportive environment.
- Community based options for responding to those who need mental healthcare and their families such as Clubhouse International.
- Enhanced counselling outreach services to work with the homeless community.