CKHA Mental Health Program Boost

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is waiting for word on when it will be able to roll out some new youth mental health programs.

Director of Mental Health and Addiction Paula Reaume-Zimmer says the hospital will get $2.5-million in funding thanks to the national ACCESS program.

There are two start times for the programs: either six months or a year.

“We’ll be working very closely with Dr. Malla at McGill University and we’ll be working with a team and identifying the process and when we’ll be starting up,” says Reaume-Zimmer. “We’ll work with our community partners too, that way everybody will be ready to go if we are with the first group.”

Chatham-Kent is one of just ten across the country involved in the research program.