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Investing in mental health training

Just sharing some news that came across my inbox today (title and link below) and wondering what others thoughts/concerns/ideas are around CYCs & CYCPs playing (or not) a role in this type of concept as we seem to be seeing a lot more of this type of thing in the media of late.

Ontario investing in mental health training to support children and youth

Kind regards,
Julie Clarke


Fantastic!! Strongly support the school system utilizing CYC-P's to provide mental health training and support for children and youth. What a tremendous impact, adopting this into our school systems would have. Lead on Ontario.


Hi Julie,

I wonder what type of mental health professionals they mean when they state:

“The province also recently announced $6 million in new funding to hire approximately 80 additional mental health workers. This investment will help an estimated 4,000 children and youth each year."

I hope this means CYCPs! Do you know if that might be the plan? This seems like a great initiative. However, it looks like they just mean to hire psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses. If that is the case, I am disappointed we did not make the list for hires...


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