Honourable Mention: Improving Access to Mental Health
On a monthly basis, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN holds a mental health “Café”for discussions and information-sharing on the management of mental health cases. The program has been expanded to include French-speaking psychologists and to make it accessible either in person or via telemedicine. The Cafénow invites members of the Francophone community to meet with a French-speaking psychologist to discuss various topics and share best practices when dealing with difficult situations or challenging cases. Although Waterloo Wellington is one of the fastest-growing and increasingly diverse regions in Ontario, it is not a designated area under the French Language Services Act.
The Honourable Mentions Series is a series of 11 blog posts that the Commissioner is releasing to individually recognize the leadership shown by government ministries and agencies that have made efforts to expand the delivery of high-quality French-language services, as listed in his 2013-2014 Annual Report here.