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Mental Health Symposium: Report released

July 3, 2014

“The Case for Change: Children and Youth with Complex Needs & Access to the Mental Health System”

In February of 2014 the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate and the Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate hosted a Mental Health Symposium in collaboration with the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research. More than 100 provincial leaders from different sectors and disciplines in Alberta accepted the invitation to discuss and recommend action to improve mental health outcomes for vulnerable children and youth with complex needs who may need services from multiple providers across Ministries and sectors.

The report is a description of what we heard at the symposium, and includes a summary of themes, recommendations and suggested actions. This report has been provided to both the Minister of Human Services and the Minister of Health, as well as the 100+ symposium participants. A follow-up symposium to this event will be held on Wednesday October 29, 2014 in Edmonton.

Read the Summary Report here.

Date published: 03-Jul-2014 View All News