The Ontario government has announced that it will be more than doubling its funding for student mental health initiatives, and they will be working in partnership with education groups to do so.
Just in: The Ontario government has announced $40 million for 180 mental health workers to help high school students. https://t.co/XvTOYwLrxT
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The province is set to invest almost $40 million, according to Education Minister Stephen Lecce. Additionally, the government will permanently fund about 180 frontline social workers, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other mental health workers in high schools, which will cost approximately $25 million.
“Too many students are struggling with their mental health and well-being,” Lecce explained. “I am proud to be a member of this government that is applying a compassionate eye to making mental health a priority by more than doubling mental health supports for our kids.”