Mental Health

Mental Health

GOAL 1

IMPROVE OVERALL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR CITIZENS

Objectives Actions
1. Equip municipal first responders and frontline service providers with the tools and training to respond appropriately to people in crisis / dealing with mental health. 1. Facilitate and collaborate in the development of a mental health knowledge assessment to identify mental health awareness of City staff.
2. Support and improve existing mental health services. 2. Facilitate the development of an awareness training series focused on mental health in collaboration with CMHA.
  3. Conduct a post-knowledge assessment to identify awareness of City staff.
  4. Assess municipal services and policies for impact on mental health across the life span.
  5. Facilitate with outside groups to identify gaps in services. This includes the development of community-based emergency services as identified and/or needed.

GOAL 2

REDUCE STIGMA AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND SUPPORT THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY

Objectives Actions
1. Become a trauma informed community. 1. Facilitate and establish a collaborative trauma-informed policy with resources from various stakeholders and partners.
2. Actively support activities that tackle the persistence of stigma that surrounds mental health problems and illnesses. 2. Support collaborative partnerships within community based groups that encourage inclusion within the community for citizens that have survived trauma.
3. Raise awareness. 3. Provide facilitation, resources and support for community based groups leading awareness activities specific to mental health.