A year ago, the province launched Nova Scotia’s first-ever mental health and addictions strategy, Together We Can.
The strategy put the province’s commitment to improving mental health and addictions care for Nova Scotians into action.
With this report, we are sharing an update on the first year of that work, and outlining the work for the years ahead.
5 Key Priority Areas
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Health and Wellness has released Nova Scotia's first ever government-wide strategy for mental health and addictions care called Together We Can: The Plan to Improve Mental Health and Addictions Care for Nova Scotians.
The five-year plan outlines 33 actions to provide better care sooner for Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions and their families.
Some of the key actions include:
The 2012/13 provincial budget contained $5.2 million in new funding for the first year of implementing the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. Download Mental Health and Addictions Investments detail document.
Come Togather - Full Report and Recommendations
The Mental Health and Addictions Strategy was informed by the recommendations outlined in the April 2012 report called Come Together.