KAWARTHA LAKES–The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) has been selected as recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Peterborough Police Services Board Auction Fund.
Officials say the grant will be used to support the new Mobile Mental Health and Addictions Clinic being launched in 2022.
“We’re pleased to have been selected by the Peterborough Police Services Board as a recipient of the Auction Fund Grant, which will support our new Mobile Mental Health and Addictions Clinic,” says Mark Graham, Chief Executive Officer, CMHA HKPR. “The launch of this program is a monumental step in bringing specialized mobile mental health and addictions care to underserviced and under-resourced communities.”
“The Peterborough Police Services Board is pleased to support the Canadian Mental Health Association’s new Mobile Mental Health and Addictions Clinic with an auction fund grant. The Police Board and the Police Service recognize and understand the need for effective supports and programs that will help support our fellow citizens who are struggling with their mental health and/or addiction to substances,” says Bob Hall, Chair of the Peterborough Police Services Board. “The CMHA is to be commended for this project and we hope that this grant will be part of a community solution.”
The Mobile Mental Health and Addictions Clinic will provide accessible mental health and addictions services to individuals in rural and remote areas within Peterborough and County, Northumberland, Haliburton, and Kawartha Lakes.
The clinic will operate within a custom-built retrofitted bus, travelling to communities across the Four Counties. With a multidisciplinary team and collaboration from community partners, it will provide individuals with a variety of services together under one roof, including mental health and addictions services, psychiatric support and follow-up, sexual health and addictions education and support, and basic primary care and health screening for vulnerable populations.
To learn more about CMHA HKPR’s new Mobile Mental Health and Addictions Clinic, visit https://cmhahkpr.ca/news/new-