An email received on February 21 from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation:
In March, 2010, the Nova Scotia Government announced that it would be preparing a Mental Health Strategy to revamp mental health and addiction services in the province. The strategy will address concerns raised in the May 2010 Auditor General’s report. We were asked by the Minister of the Department of Health and Wellness to support the development of a Mental Health Strategy. In our role, we will oversee a neutral, comprehensive consultation process to ensure that the knowledge and input of stakeholders is included. We are also acting as secretariat to the Mental Health Strategy Advisory Committee, which was appointed by the Minister.To download the entire document (PDF), please click here.
As part of our work, we have developed a background document, the Mental Health Strategy Background Document: A summary of the current state of mental health and addictions services in Nova Scotia. The purpose of this document is to describe the current state of publicly funded mental health and addiction services in Nova Scotia. The document will be a living document and will be updated and modified throughout the consultation process as more information becomes available. We will use the document to focus initial discussions with key stakeholders and will use an updated version to inform public consultations. The document will be updated regularly.
We thought that your organization would be interested in reviewing a copy of the enclosed background document.
Mental Health Strategy