Ontario investing $12 million in mental health and seniors’ support
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The province announced over $12 million in additional funding for mental health and senior’s well-being support Thursday.
Ontario’s Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions said $10.9 million is earmarked to create an additional 46 in-patient mental health beds in 16 hospitals across the province.
Minister Tibollo said $1.1 million will go to support the operations of the Baycrest Hospital Behavioural Neurology Unit and up to $164,000 will go to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Wellbeing in Later-Life education and awareness program for seniors.
According to the Minister of Seniors and Accessibility, about $130,000 will be used to hire and train more operators for the Seniors Safety Line for added support.