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October 27, 2023
New Youth Wellness Hub to Provide Evidence-Based Care in a Safe Environment Closer to Home
LONDON — The Ontario government is making it faster and easier for young people to connect to mental health and substance use support by launching a new Youth Wellness Hub to serve London-Middlesex and surrounding areas. This is one of the eight new hubs the government is adding to the 14 already created since 2020, bringing the total to 22 across the province.
“Expanding our network of Youth Wellness Hubs is another step our government is taking to ensure Ontarians of all ages have convenient access to the highest-quality mental health and addictions supports, when and where they need them,” said Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “We will continue to invest in mental health and addictions care as part of the ongoing rollout of the Roadmap to Wellness, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to fix the long-standing issues facing the sector once and for all.”
This new hub, co-designed with local youth, family and stakeholders will help fill the gap in youth addictions services in the region and provide children and youth aged 12 to 25 a safe, welcoming space to access the mental health and addictions services they need at the right time and right place.
Children and youth can expect to receive the following services and supports through their new Youth Wellness Hub:
“Our government is continuing to take action to improve mental health services for communities across Ontario, and support patients and families living with mental health and addictions challenges,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “As we continue to expand the number of Youth Wellness Hubs across the province, young people in the London-Middlesex region will receive faster and easier access to the mental health care they need, in one convenient location, closer to home.”
With Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care, the government is significantly expanding the number of Youth Wellness Hubs across the province to make it faster and easier for young people to connect to mental health and substance use support, primary care, social services, and more.
“The Youth Wellness Hub is a great addition to London’s resources for mental health and addiction care. The youth in our community desperately need a place to go for help that is geared to their unique circumstances. Receiving the help they need in a timely manner can be a key factor in successful outcomes and brighter futures.”
– Rob Flack
MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London
Minister Jones’ Office