Youth mental health support site coming to Fergus
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION WATERLOO WELLINGTON
The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) is bringing a youth mental health and support services site to the township of Fergus, Ont., in Centre Wellington county.
Encompassing 6,000 square feet, the Fergus site is slated to open in June 2021, and estimates that it will serve over 5,000 youth in the area. It is the pilot for CMHA WW’s Integrated Youth Services Network (IYSN) project, which will see a total of seven sites developed across the county.
The IYSN project has a $10 million fundraising goal to achieve the launch of all seven sites.
Each site will provide services such as mental health and addiction counselling, employment support, and peer-to-peer programs, to youth aged 12-26.
“Young people have been hit hard by the mental effects of the lockdown as we all do our part to decrease the numbers of COVID-19 cases in Ontario,” says Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong. “It is crucial that we are there for our youth. Organizations like CMHA play an important part in Ontario’s …
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