Dr. Stan Kutcher to Meet Cape Breton Community About Mental Health

Health and Wellness/Education and Early Childhood Development

June 26, 2017 1:02 PM

Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher will spend three days in Cape Breton, beginning today, June 26, gathering information about the mental health needs for young people in the community.

During his visit, Dr. Kutcher will talk privately with families in Sydney Mines and Sydney who are dealing with recent tragic losses. He will also talk to school staff, community partners and the public to help determine what initiatives can help address mental health concerns on the island.

There will be public meetings with Dr. Kutcher today at 7 p.m. at the North Sydney Fire Hall, 17 Pierce St. and on Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Lake Road Fire Station, 850 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney.

In addition, summer resources are available for students and families in the area. SchoolsPlus offers direct support and programming. The Caperbase Outreach team, SchoolsPlus facilitators, community outreach workers and mental health clinicians can be reached through Child and Adolescent Services Cape Breton at 902-567-7731.

Families can also visit http://www.caperbase.com/, www.schoolsplus.ednet.ns.ca or http://teenmentalhealth.org/.

Dr. Kutcher will report back to Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill.


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     Mental health expert Dr. Stan Kutcher is spending three

days in Cape Breton, beginning today (June 26th) gathering

information about the mental health needs for young people in

the community.

     During his visit, Dr. Kutcher is talking privately with

families in Sydney Mines and Sydney who are dealing with recent

tragic losses. He will also talk to school staff, community

partners and the public to help determine what initiatives can

help address mental health concerns on the island.

     Today at 7 P-M he will attend a public meeting with the

Northside Community group at the North Sydney Fire Hall at 17

Pierce Street. A second public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,

June 27th, at 7:30 P-M at the Grand Lake Road Fire Station, 850

Grand Lake Road.

     Summer resources remain available for students and families

in the area through SchoolsPlus and Child and Adolescent

Services, Cape Breton.

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