Kings RSC is sharing the following consultation as part of its Community Development mandate:

The Government of Canada is working to implement a new fund to make it easier for youth in Canada to get the mental health care they need. The fund aims to break down barriers that stop them from asking for help or receiving care. We are consulting with people 16 years of age and older to gather perspectives on priority areas to improve youth mental health.

Your feedback will help guide the focus of the new Youth Mental Health Fund, including decisions on the types of activities that could be funded.

  • Anyone can fill in this questionnaire.
  • Youth 16 years of age and older and families
  • Health professionals and other mental health service providers
  • Indigenous partners
  • Non-profit organizations supporting youth mental health
  • Community organizations supporting the mental health needs of equity-deserving groups
  • Academics and researchers
  • Members of the public with an interest in youth mental health

To participate, click here: Consultation on the Youth Mental Health Fund – Canada.ca

They are seeking your input on the types of activities that could be funded through the Youth Mental Health Fund, such as:

  • building capacity and accessibility in youth mental health services across Canada
  • supporting the creation of more access points for services and supports, particularly for underserved populations, including:
    • Newcomers
    • Racialized youth
    • Indigenous youth
    • 2SLGBTQI+ youth
    • Rural and remote youth
  • helping youth and their families navigate and seek care
  • supporting human resource training for mental health, including:
    • Peer support
    • Allied health workers who deliver youth-tailored psychotherapy services
  • increasing youth suicide prevention supports and services
  • building evidence and conducting knowledge mobilization.