Health and Community Services
March 24, 2017

All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Releases Report and Recommendations

Newfoundland and Labrador’s All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions has completed its mandate, today releasing its report and recommendations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Titled Towards Recovery: A Vision for a Renewed Mental Health and Addictions System, the report outlines 54 recommendations on the following areas:

  • Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention;
  • Access to services;
  • Quality of care;
  • Policy and programming;
  • Community supports; and
  • Accountability and performance monitoring.

“Towards Recovery will guide us in improving the delivery of mental health and addictions services. We can begin to change the system to help achieve a healthier population and this report will be our key guide to doing so. I would like to thank both past and present committee members for their commitment.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

"Following two years of hard work, and thanks to the efforts of many who contributed, Towards Recovery is a major step forward in improving mental health and addictions programs and services. The report offers tremendous hope. It focuses on advancing care and services in a significant way. We must ensure recommendations now turn into action.”
Steve Kent
MHA for Mount Pearl

“People across the province courageously told us their stories and what needs to be done to make our mental healthcare system better. We listened. We heard. This report and these recommendations are a strong and clear call to government to action. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get going.”
Gerry Rogers
MHA for St. John’s Centre

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Learn more
Titled Towards Recovery: A Vision for a Renewed Mental Health and Addictions System PDF File

Media contacts:

Emily Timmins
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 693-1292
Heather MacLean
Office of the Official Opposition
Jean Graham
New Democratic Party Caucus Office
709-729-2137, 693-9172

2017 03 24                              9:40 a.m.