Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, with funding from Simcoe County, will be launching a program to improve youth mental-health services in the region.
Warden Gerry Marshall announced a $175,000 commitment from the county to kickstart the I Have Hope campaign on Nov. 28, which will bring youth-focused mental-health first-aid training to the region.
“The centrepiece of the I Have Hope campaign is youth-focused mental-health first-aid training certificate programs to help our adults who encounter youth with mental-health issues better understand and respond to their unique needs,” said Marshall.
The program will operate with a pay-it-forward concept. As new people are trained they will be required, as part of their annual recertification, to…