Moving on Mental Health is a province-wide action plan which was initiated by Ministry of Children and Youth Service in 2014. The purpose is to fix a Children and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) System that is fragmented and difficult for both families and professionals to access and navigate. The goal is to increase the degree of coordination, responsiveness, and ease of access for all children and families that need mental health services. In 2019, responsibility for funding CYMH services will be transferred to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
Vanier Children’s Services serves as Lead Agency for the London-Middlesex service area. As Lead Agency, Vanier is responsible to work to improve the functioning of the system collaboratively with the 10 other agencies in our area that that receive funding to deliver at least one of a set of seven specific children and youth mental health services, including brief services, crisis services, counselling and therapy, family caregiver support, residential/intensive Services, targeted prevention, and specialized consultation and assessment.
The 11 agencies include:
- Boys and Girls Club of London
- Community Services Coordination Network (CSCN)
- Craigwood Children, Youth and Family Services
- London Family Court Clinic
- London Health Sciences Centre, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program
- Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre
- St. Joseph Health Care, Parkwood Institute, Adolescent Psychiatry Program
- St. Leonard’s Community Services
- Vanier Children’s Services
- WAYS Mental Health Support