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Advancing the Mental Health Strategy for Canada: A Framework for Action (the Framework) 2017-2022

Mental Health Commission of Canada Country Resources Mental Health Strategies and Plans Canada 1 January 2017 Guidelines action plan, mental health treatment

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Over the last year, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has led extensive consultations for developing a Framework for Action (the Framework), one that aims to improve the mental health and well-being of people in Canada and the services they need.

The Framework builds on extensive research and consultations that went into developing other MHCC publications, including: Toward Recovery and Well-Being: a Framework for a Mental Health Strategy for Canada (2009); Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada (2012); the Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice (2015); and, numerous other research reports, guidelines, and papers generated since the MHCC was formed in 2007.

The main goal of this Framework is to outline ways in which the MHCC in particular might accelerate the uptake of the Strategy by setting out achievable areas for actions that are likely to have the greatest impact over a five-year time frame.


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