Mental Health Initiatives
Mental health and wellness are just as important to our well being as maintaining physical health.
Our government is committed to ensuring Ontarians have the supports they need, and have introduced 3 new initiatives.
If you are having any troubles, please do not hesitate to reach out for help.
Click here for details on supports and programs offered by the provincial government to get the help you need, when you need it.
Expanding the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program
Our government is now offering more mental health services in every region of the province by expanding the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program.
For the very first time, adults across Ontario who have depression, anxiety and anxiety-related concerns, can connect to free cognitive behavioural therapy and other related services.
On World Mental Health Day, we are proud to say that with over 100 locations across the province and a range of treatment options available, our government is ensuring people across the province can access free, confidential and connected mental health services, no matter where they live.
Since our government launched the program in 2022, over 66,000 people have already been enrolled into the OSP program and networks are continuing to accept new clients.
Police Services Mental-Health Mobile Crisis Response Teams
Our government is investing over $4.5 million to help police services across the province provide specialized support to people who are experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis.
This will enable police to work with trained crisis workers who are able to respond to situations where factors involving mental health may create dangerous situations for those involved, first responders and/or bi-standers.
Under this funding, Peel Regional Police Service will be receiving $120,000.
Mental Health Initiatives in Ontario’s Agricultural Community
We are working with the federal government to invest over $8 million to support the unique mental health needs of farmers and their families in Ontario’s agricultural communities.
With this commitment, the Farmer Wellness Initiative, the In the Know program and the Guardian Network will continue to be available to everyone who needs them. These initiatives are designed to meet the unique mental health needs of farmers and their families and are delivered by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division.