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1 Francophone Mental Health and Addictions forum: Let’s talk about it Panel discussion Liane Fernandes, Director, Health System Development and Community Engagement April 19, 2012

2 Table of Content Overview of LHINs and Health Service Providers in Mississauga Halton LHIN Mental Health and Addictions in MH LHIN French Language Services in MH LHIN Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned 2

3 3 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Office of French Language Health Services French Language Health Services Advisory Council 14 LHINS

4 Mississauga Halton LHIN 4

5 5 Health Service Providers in Mississauga Halton LHIN

6 6 Mental Health and Addictions MH LHIN Annual Business Plan MH LHIN Integrated Health Service Plan 10 year MOHLTC Mental Health and Addictions Strategic Plan

7 French Language Services in MH LHIN Accountability agreements with 5 Identified HSPs to offer French Language Services Collaboration with Reflet Salvéo- French Language Health Planning Entity for Toronto Central, Central West and Mississauga Halton LHINs French Language Services Assessment Study and Needs Survey Collaboration with provincial organizations such as CAMH 7

8 8 Challenges Services Lack of knowledge on what services are needed at the local level Needs Detailed Mental Health and Addictions needs analysis of Francophones and prioritizing needs Human Resources Availability of bilingual staff to offer services in French

9 Opportunities 9 12 Mental Health and Addictions HSPs Identified HSPs Ongoing Community Engagement with Francophones Collaboration at a regional level with Reflet Salvéo and TC/CW LHINs

10 10 1.IHSP Mental Health and Addictions Integration 3.Community Engagement Services need to be accessible in a bilingual setting. Services need to be culturally sensitive and taking into account the history of the client and their families. Collaborating with neighbouring LHINs for French Languages Services is key Next Steps

11 Thank you Questions?


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