Long-term plan for mental health services ‘still too vague’: N.B. child and youth advocate – CTV

Oct. 4, 2022

New Brunswick’s child and youth advocate says, although the province has increased funding and training for mental health services in the past year, its long-term plan is “still too vague.”

Kelly Lamrock’s finding was included in his office’s first update on the New Brunswick government’s implementation of recommendations from the Youth Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Services Review.

Under the Child, Youth and Seniors’ Advocate Act, Lamrock had asked the Department of Health to provide a progress response on recommendations from recent reports. According to a news release from the province Monday, this was part of a new recommendation monitoring process, which Lamrock intends to use to hold executive brand of government accountable.

“Often reports get released, discussed, and forgotten,” said Lamrock. “It is our intention to make sure that we advise the legislative assembly and the public what government is and is not doing to follow up on reports from the advocate’s office.”

Read more: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/long-term-plan-for-mental-health-services-still-too-vague-n-b-child-and-youth-advocate-1.6093836

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