The New Mentality is an Ontario-wide network of youth doing mental health awareness and anti-stigma work in their communities and leading edge youth-driven policy work. As a provincial body that aims to raise youth voice to improve the mental health system, we were pleased to support the work of Residential Services Review Panel by connecting them with youth from our network.
We applaud the work of the panel of experts, and were especially pleased to see the strong emphasis on the crucial role of youth voice in a high quality and effective residential treatment system. We share the belief that an effective residential service system must have mechanisms to engage youth voice at all levels, including within governance and accountability structures, and look forward to continuing to partner with government, community mental health agencies, youth, and other stakeholders as these recommendations are put into action.
We are excited to continue to work with the Ontario government to build a system that effectively supports children and youth in need of mental health support and treatment.
To see the Panel’s report, click here.