Press release: Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Monday, July 8, 2019
Students in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District will have a clearer, easier-to-understand path to mental health and substance use services.
A “one care plan” approach is a new service delivery model being introduced in their school district.
Integrated teams will work closely with school and team-based primary care and specialized services providers to offer wraparound care to children, youth and their families. This means individuals experiencing mental health and substance use challenges and their families will no longer need to retell their stories to different care providers or search on their own for the supports they need.
“For too many years, a fragmented and unco-ordinated system of care has left many families struggling to find the right mental health and addiction supports for their children before things reach a crisis point,” said Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “Integrated child and youth teams are one way we are making it easier to connect children and youth to the right care, where and when they need it at school and in the community.” (more…)