• Are person-centred • Respond to community needs • Genuinely engage youth and families • Promote mental health services at the right time, in the right place, by the right provider • Integrate primary healthcare with mental health care • Focus on supporting transitions for youth
(The Valuing Mental Health Next Steps, 2017 p.2).
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Policy Wise for Children & Families, the Mental Health Foundation, and the Graham Boeckh Foundation will support the scale, spread and sustainability of Youth Hubs in at least 12 Albertan communities.
Our vision is to have a network of integrated sites across the province where young people can go to access the range of services they need and ultimately improve their mental health. This provincial initiative will help to further demonstrate the community and system transformation that can be made possible through multi-stakeholder collaboration, and ensure that youth in the province receive timely, accessible care.
Integrated Youth Hubs (Youth Hubs) are youth-friendly, prevention focused environments that integrate mental health and addiction services, peer support, social services and primary health care. They provide resources to help youth manage their health and navigate pathways to specialized services.
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