Public session on mental health and addiction services planned for September 25

By Curtis Galbraith
September 17, 2018 - 5:30am

Addictions and mental health services that are available in this area will be discussed September 25 at a public information session.
It is being organized by the Peace Health Advisory Council and Grande Prairie Regional College.
Council Chair Lucille Partington says the north has suffered from a lack of services in this area.
"Sometimes it's hiring required staff and sometimes it's a case of funding. The big problem is there's isolation in many of our rural communities to be able to get the services needed."
She adds this is the first time such a session has been held.
"Our goal is to have people bring their questions, but we have experts who are going to inform people what addiction and mental health services are available and to tell them what's working."
Partington says there will be a discussion about what isn't working.
That's what we're hoping they're going to explain and then we'll listen to their feedback and we'll share that information with Alberta Health Services."
Start time for the session on the 25th will be 7 p.m. in Room D208 at GPRC.


-with files from Sheena Roszell

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