A number of local health integrated networks have recently announced increased funding for mental health and addictions:
The South West Local Health Integration Network (SW LHIN) has increased funding support for crisis response, transitional case management and addictions treatment. Details of the funding allocations and recipient organizations can be found at www.southwestlhin.on.ca.
The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN) is investing approximately $3 million in new and expanded programs and services to support people with mental health and addictions issues, including pregnant and parenting women and individuals with opiate addictions. This supports the LHIN’s “ACTION: A Call To IntegratiOn Now” plan, to ensure people get the best care, in the right place, at the right time.
The HNHB LHIN investments will assist individuals in their recovery journey to gain access to expanded services that include: crisis support, withdrawal management, intensive case management, supportive housing and support. Pregnant and parenting women with opiate addictions will also have enhanced access to existing programs with flexible supports to meet their complex needs, including life skills and parenting skills.
For more details and to see the Quick Facts on HNHB LHIN’s new funding allocations, visit www.hnhblhin.on.ca.
In addition to other local community services, the Mississauga Halton Local Integration Health Network (MH LHIN) is providing an increase of $1.5 million for addiction and mental health treatment services. Mental Health First Aid training and increased access to opiod addiction treatment are included in these enhanced services. For details on funding allocations, go to the MH LHIN Backgrounder available on the MH LHIN website.