Perth-Wellington to get $2.1M for mental health and addictions

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece (Bob Montgomery photo)

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece has announced that his riding will see over $2.1 million in funding for mental health and addiction services.

“Our government is keeping our promise to make mental health and addictions a priority,” said Pettapiece. “This additional funding will go directly towards services for patients and families. Locally it will support child and youth mental health, enhance opioids and addiction services, and increase the rent supplement for supportive housing.”

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance is receiving the lions share of funding at $1.48 million. Choices for Change will see an extra $325,000 while the Canadian Mental Health Association of Huron Perth will welcome $194,916. Huron-Perth Centre for Children and Youth is receiving $93,917 and $6,500 will go to Family Services Perth Huron.

“These investments are part of our government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over the next 10 years to develop and implement a comprehensive and connected mental health and addictions strategy,” said Ontario Health and Long-term Care Minister Christine Elliott. “Together, we will create a connected system of care with comprehensive wrap-around services to ensure that every Ontarian is fully supported in their journey toward mental wellness.”