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Openings available at One Roof for youth mental health, support services

Support services such as counseling, mental health, and therapy have moved online, and demand for such services has increased as people deal with not only pandemic worries, but their personal challenges.  According to an estimate, approximately 28,000 children and youth across Ontario are on wait lists for mental health care.

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Lennox and Addington County awarded for mental health program

With mental health issues more prevalent now than ever, the County of Lennox and Addington has received national recognition for its Corporate Peer Support Program ‘It’s OK not to be OK.’ The initiative has received the 2021 Willis Award for Innovation for a 20,001-100,000 population size from the Canadian Association

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Local parents working to improve and strengthen child & youth mental health services

Parenting has often been compared to walking through a minefield. Each step filled with stress and gratitude, where roadblocks and unexpected detours are common, and missteps are feared. Parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health? Well, you might as well add a blindfold to that minefield

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Maltby Centre cautions long waits for youth mental health appointments

The Maltby Centre has implemented a waiting list for new clients seeking ongoing mental health services for children and youth, due to an increased request for services during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has been challenging for many families, but it has been especially hard on families with children and

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Pink Shirt Day 2021 Campaign focused on high levels of cyberbullying

The switch from in-class to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented teachers, students and families with some unique challenges. And unfortunately, staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston (BGCK) say one of them is a marked increase in cyberbullying. “With everything moving online, we have been

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AMHS-KFLA and Frontenac OPP partnership supports rural communities

The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), alongside Addiction and Mental Health Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA) are relaunching a program cut short by the pandemic in March 2020. In the spring, the innovative, collaborative program saw experienced mental health staff at AMHS-KFLA partner with

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‘Integrated Care Hub’ opening at Artillery Park

An Integrated Care Hub to serve Kingston’s most vulnerable population is set to open at Artillery Park on Monday, July. 20, 2020. HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) and Street Health Centre announced the establishment of the new 24/7 drop-in centre on Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020. The location will provide a centre

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CMHA Kingston Branch announces upcoming closure

After 40 years of serving the community, the Kingston Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has announced it is closing. Stating that “it has been a privilege to serve the community” in a press release on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the local CMHA said its Board of Directors

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Transgender health clinic opens in Kingston

Navigating Ontario’s health care system can be difficult for any patient. For trans and intersex patients, these barriers to care can be virtually insurmountable. Three local health care professionals are trying to change this with a new transgender health clinic. A gynecologist by training, Dr. Ashley Waddington started a clinic

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