B.C. announces more support for youth mental health – CBC

10 new Foundry centres are being developed, to bring the provincial total to 35

Mar 04, 2024

The British Columbia government says 10 new Foundry centres are being developed in the province that will give young people and their families faster and easier access to mental health and substance use services.

Foundry is an integrated health and wellness service for people aged 12 to 24.

According to a statement from the province, new centres will offer primary care, counselling, early intervention, prevention and addictions supports.

The province says it has earmarked close to $75 million for Foundry expansion, with new centres coming to Burnaby, Chilliwack, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Quesnel, Sooke-Westshore, South Surrey, Vancouver, Vanderhoof and the West Kootenays.

Sixteen Foundry centres are open across the province with another nine in development.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-announces-more-support-for-youth-mental-health-1.7133552

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