Health and Community Services

Towards Recovery Action Plan and Updates

In March 2017, the All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions released Towards Recovery: A Vision for a Renewed Mental Health and Addictions System for Newfoundland and Labrador. The report outlined 54 recommendations that address service gaps and support what is currently working well in the mental health and addictions system in the province. System transformation is a high priority for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and a priority that requires immediate action in order to better meet the needs of residents.

On June 30, 2017, government released Towards Recovery: The Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador and committed to immediately responding to all of the recommendations.

The goal of this plan is to guide the implementation of the recommendations outlined in Towards Recovery, and provide direction for mental health and addictions policy and programs for the next five years (2017 to 2022). With leadership from the Department of Health and Community Services, guided by the vision for a renewed mental health and addictions system, and with input from multiple partners, a provincial mental health and addictions program will be developed. This comprehensive, evidence based, integrated, person-centered system that provides the right care, at the right time and in the right place, will be implemented in collaboration between community groups, government departments and the regional health authorities.

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