Friday, February 13, 2009

Have your say! The Mental Health Strategy for Canada

Setting the Goals to Guide a Mental Health Strategy for Canada

Canada is the only G8 country without a mental health strategy. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has been given the responsibility to work with Canadians to address this gap.

The first step is to work out shared goals to guide the development of a mental health strategy. The Commission is seeking public and stakeholder input on the eight goals that are set out in the document
Toward Recovery and Well-being- A Framework for the Mental Health Strategy for Canada.

This draft framework document proposes a vision of WHAT a transformed mental health system should look like. Your input will help to finalize the draft document, and to set the stage for developing a detailed roadmap for HOW to achieve the eight goals it contains.

To participate on line, go to and follow the links for stakeholder consultation or public consultation.

Your contribution to this exercise is important: it is only by working together that we will keep mental health issues out of the shadows – forever.

This online consultation is being hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada – an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and social outcomes of people living with mental health problems and illnesses as well as to promoting the mental health and well-being of all Canadians.

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