Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Update on Manitoba's Mental Health and Addictions Strategy – July 2018

In the Spring of 2018, VIRGO Planning and Evaluation Consultants provided the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living with a report, entitled Improving Access and Coordination of Mental Health and Addictions Services: A Provincial Strategy for all Manitobans. VIRGO's report includes recommendations for improving access to and coordination of mental health and addictions services in Manitoba.

Since the release of VIRGO's report in May 2018, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) has received support, feedback and questions from key stakeholders and the public. MHSAL is very encouraged by the positive response to the VIRGO report and also by the eagerness of stakeholders to work with us as we move forward to improve mental health and addiction services in Manitoba.

To kick-start implementation planning over the summer months, MHSAL has been analyzing VIRGO's strategy and developing the foundation of an implementation plan. The plan will identify a number of strategic actions to be taken over the short-term and long-term. The province will continue to provide progress reports on this initiative.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation and validation sessions during the strategy development, and to all who have spent time reading and reviewing VIRGO's report and recommendations. MHSAL will continue to engage with stakeholders as we move forward with implementing the mental health and addictions strategy in Manitoba.

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