Intergenerational Wellness Centre
This building will house CAMH's Child, Youth and Family Program and our Geriatric Mental Health Program. Combining these programs is a unique and innovative approach to care for these important patient populations. This 60-bed building is designed to reflect a client-centred philosophy with a truly welcoming environment.
Child, Youth and Family Program
Approximately 1.2 million Canadians under 19 have a mental illness that impedes their ability to live life to the fullest. Half of these children and youth battle serious drug or alcohol addictions at the same time, known as concurrent disorders. Sadly, three quarters of them will not receive the help they need.
"The first of its kind in Canada, this new 12-bed inpatient unit will provide young people with 24-hour support for concurrent disorders. Once stabilized, they will move on to programs for schooling, recreation, and life skills, helping them regain their footing in life. This is an excellent opportunity for our donors to help create positive change – I hope you will help fund the redevelopment."
-Dr. Joe Beitchman, Clinical Director, Child, Youth and Family Program
Geriatric Mental Health Program
We are seeing a record influx of elderly people with mental illness and addictions. The care they need is often much more complex due to other age-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or cancer.
"For the growing number of elderly patients who are counting on us, this new 48-bed unit can't come a moment too soon. Current research indicates that improved elements of quality of life help slow down the degeneration of cognitive illnesses like dementia. We need to create these new facilities and build our knowledge to improve our treatment. Your gift will help make this possible."
-CAMH Physician-in-Chief Dr. Benoit Mulsant, Clinical Director, Geriatric Mental Health Program