Extending the Circle of Care: A Case-Management Approach to Transitions and Addictions on Campus – NEW MHIF
Georgian College, in partnership with Centennial College, Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County District School Board, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Malvern Family Resource Centre, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and the Simcoe Muskoka Transition Age Youth System of Support will design and implement a case-management service approach for students with mental health and addictions during their entire lifespan as a student beginning from Grade 12.
Building on a previous Mental Health Innovation Fund project, the goal of this project is to enhance, design and implement a case management service approach for students with mental health and addiction concerns during their entire lifespan as a student beginning from Grade 12, transitioning to postsecondary and through their journey as a student until they graduate. Centennial College will build upon the capacity generated during the previous MHIF project in order to improve access to community based transitional age youth and addictions services and to build professional training, support and collaboration. Georgian College will focus on community collaborations and extending the circle of care outside the campus. Georgian will hire a Youth Transition worker to support local school boards and community agencies build mechanisms to assist with transitions and support.