Saskatchewan is providing $340,000 in funding to key community partners to help improve services for residents who need mental health support.
Three Saskatchewan branch offices of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), including the Weyburn branch, will receive one-time payments from the Saskatchewan Health Authority for facility and equipment upgrades. These investments will play an essential role in providing better mental health supports for those in need.
"It is vitally important that key community organizations are well equipped to provide mental health services to residents," Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley said. "People seeking mental health support deserve to feel confident in the safety and reliability of services and programs they are accessing."
The Weyburn branch of the CMHA received $40,000 in funding for renovations and equipment purchases. The branch is planning to do upgrades to their kitchen and washroom facilities.
This year, Saskatchewan's Provincial Budget will invest a record $458 million in mental health and addictions supports and services, accounting for 7.5 per cent of the overall Health budget. These investments include funding for youth-focused initiatives, suicide prevention, harm reduction and addictions treatment.