Children’s Hospital Foundation helps Indigenous, rural communities receive crucial mental health support – Winnipeg Sun

Jul 26, 2022

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM) says they are continuing their work to improve mental health care for youth in remote Indigenous communities, and doing it in a way that brings that care right to communities, so those seeking support aren’t always forced to leave home.

In a recent media release, CHFM said that when the COVID-19 virus first arrived in Manitoba in the spring of 2020, the uncertainty and lockdowns that followed led to more youth in Manitoba seeking mental health services.

“Ongoing isolation and uncertainty fueled demand for child and youth mental health services in Manitoba over the past two years,” CHFM said in their release.

The foundation said it is important to get support to young people who are dealing with mental health issues as quickly as possible, but that isn’t always an option for those who live in remote communities where health care services like mental health services are often much harder to access than they are in large centres like Winnipeg.

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