BRAMPTON, Ontario. – Ontario plans to spend $ 12.4 million on more mental health and addiction supports for frontline healthcare workers.
The province says $ 5.9 million will go towards services offered through hospitals, such as self-referral and admission services, online discussion groups and confidential medical support.
There is also $ 1.9 million earmarked for trauma, anxiety and other condition psychologist services and $ 4.6 million for workplace mental health training.
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The government is working with five hospitals, the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ontario Psychological Association on the programs.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says frontline workers who have supported Ontarians during the pandemic need access to supports.
The government says the measures also respond to the recommendations of the COVID-19 long-term care commission report on staff mental health.
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