Mental Health and Addictions Pilot Project

Are you interested in enhancing your community’s mental health and addiction (MHA) services?

The NOHT-ÉSON is undertaking a pilot project to understand the current gaps in accessing community services and develop system solutions to address the emergency department (ED) and urgent care centres (UCC) as the first contact points for MHA-related care.

As part of this initiative, the NOHT-ÉSON seeks to engage with community members to provide input on why 18 to 25-year-olds from Fort Erie may have visited an ED or a UCC over the last two years. Preliminary data shows that approximately 20% of Fort Erie residents from this age group visited an ED or a UCC over that time.

Who are we looking for:

  • 18 to 25-year-olds from Fort Erie who have visited an ED or a UCC for MHA-related care over the last two years;
  • Family members or caregivers of 18 to 25-year-olds from Fort Erie who have visited an ED or a UCC; or
  • Health and social service professionals who support 18 to 25-year-olds from Fort Erie who have visited an ED or a UCC for MHA-related care.

What are we looking for from participants:

  • To take part in a focus group, fill out a survey, or be interviewed;
  • Share their lived experiences and insights navigating the health system and social services for MHA-related assistance; or
  • Participate in the development of new processes, programs, and services.

To learn more, please contact us:

Josie Faccini
Engagement Specialist, NOHT-ÉSON
Phone: 905-933-4149