Changing the status quo: B.C. agency pioneers one-stop-shop mental health care (Foundry)

A B.C. organization is changing mental health care delivery by pioneering a one-stop-shop model to make getting help easier for youth.

Foundry opened its first in-person sites last year that serve as walk-in-clinics for young people to get their mental health needs met in one spot.

“The status quo has been that mental health services are offered in a specialized manner requiring wait lists or wait times,” said Dr. Steven Mathias, Foundry’s executive director. “But young people need help in the moment, rather than in a week or in a year.”

Megan Devlin reports

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