Following the publication by the Québec government of its Mental Health Action Plan 2015 – 2020, the Graham Boeckh Foundation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux are determined to promote early intervention and the implementation of integrated mental health services in the community for youth aged 12 to 25 years. Drawing on existing models in Canada and from around the world, and with the help of experts from the Quebec health care system, the partners will draft a strategic document that sets out the principles and the vision of an integrated service model and innovative practices for the province. This model will be adapted for Quebec to meet the unmet needs of young Quebecers, including those who are hard to reach and remote from services. In order to finalize the document, consultation with stakeholders and key players in the field will be scheduled. Subsequently, the partners will launch a competition to establish a platform of integrated services and evaluate its results.

More details will be available in the coming months following the dissemination of the strategic document.

For further inquiries please contact:

Danielle Kemmer, Vice President Strategy and Initiatives and Executive Director IAMHRF – GRAHAM BOECKH FOUNDATION; dkemmer@grahamboeckhfoundation.org
or
Anne-Cécile Desfaits, Director Programs and Partnerships, FONDS DE RECHERCHE DU QUEBEC – SANTE; annececile.desfaits@frq.gouv.qc.ca

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