Gift from Bell Supports New Youth Outreach Program at Ontario Shores

Gift from Bell Supports New Youth Outreach Program at Ontario Shores 
WHITBY, ON, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental 
Health (Ontario Shores Foundation) is pleased to announce a generous donation 
of $150,000 from the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative to support the 
expansion of youth and adolescent care. The Bell Canada Youth Mental Health 
Clinic at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) 
will open this winter and provide outreach services to adolescents in need of 
specialized treatment. 
"Ontario Shores Foundation is honoured to receive such a wonderful donation 
from Bell," says Neil Hannam, Executive Director, Ontario Shores Foundation. 
"Bell shares our commitment to expand treatment and improve the mental health 
and well-being of our youth." 
As part of Bell Let's Talk, Bell will donate $150,000 over two years, enabling 
the clinic to provide specialized treatment and intensive outreach for youth 
with complex mental health issues who may be reluctant to access services or 
require significant support for reintegration. In addition, it will provide 
intensive clinical support to patients in their natural setting and may 
include such interventions as outreach, psycho-education, medication 
monitoring, social skills training and establishing linkages to longer term 
supports. The clinic team will also provide intensive support for inpatient 
care such as medication monitoring, support for reintegration to their school 
community or alternative programming. 
"Bell is very pleased to offer our support for a program that will make such a 
difference for young people coping with mental illness in the region," said 
Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk. "Taking care into the community is 
crucial not only in improving access but also in fighting the stigma that 
keeps so many people from getting the treatment they need." 
As part of Ontario Shores' approach to outreach, an inter-professional team 
consisting of a nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, occupational 
therapist, and child & youth and social workers work together to provide 
enhanced care for youth. Staff incorporate Ontario Shores' recovery model of 
care in all programs and services, develop individualized care plans and 
promote collaboration with staff, patients and families. 
"With only one in five youth with mental health issues receiving care, this 
new outreach program will help increase access to specialized care so more 
youth receive the treatment they need," says Glenna Raymond, President and 
CEO, Ontario Shores "It is through collaboration and support from partners and 
leading organizations like Bell Canada that we will be able to provide 
enhanced treatment and care to youth and their families." 
A key role for Ontario Shores is to provide assistance, teaching and support 
for community treatment teams who provide mental health care for youth and 
their families. Ontario Shores will provide consultation to community 
support teams, assist with the development of individual care plans and 
provide ongoing mental health teaching. 
For more information about the Clinic or to make a referral, please contact 
the Centralized Intake Department at 877.767.9642. 
About Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health:
Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health (Ontario Shores Foundation) was 
created in 2009 to raise funds to support Ontario Shores Centre for Mental 
Health Sciences and its care, services, programs and support for patients and 
Ontario Shores Foundation's fundraising is driven by the belief that Ontario 
Shores' mental health care, treatment, programs and services fill a key need 
in today's society. Community support is crucial to funding Ontario Shores' 
ongoing innovation, research and teaching, mental illness awareness and stigma 
reduction programs and mental health promotion as well as the renovation and 
building of recovery-focused spaces. Our donors are helping address mental 
health issues on local, provincial and national levels. 
About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader 
in mental health care, providing a spectrum of specialized assessments and 
treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients 
benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, 
inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research, education and 
advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system. 
About the Bell Let's Talk Initiative
The Bell Mental Health Initiative is a multi-year charitable program that 
promotes mental health across Canada via the Bell Let's Talk anti-stigma 
campaign and support for community care, research and workplace best 
practices. To learn more, please visit 
About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and 
business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility 
wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell 
Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and 
information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is 
Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio 
and digital media, including CTV, Canada's #1 television network, and the 
country's most-watched specialty channels. 
Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell product and 
service information, please visit For Bell Media, please visit For BCE corporate information, please visit 
Andrea Marshall Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Ontario Shores 
Centre for Mental Health Sciences 905-430-4055 ext. 6581 Cell: 905-439-0224 
Albert Lee Bell Media Relations 1-855-614-6604 @Bell_News 
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