NDP leader Andrea Horwath commits to mental health in St. Catharines campaign stop

The NDP are promising better access for children and youth who need mental health services.  

Speaking at Pathstone in St. Catharines NDP leader Andrea Horwath promised an expansion of youth mental health that would mean a 30-day maximum wait. 

Horwath announcing an NDP government will make an investment of $590 million over five years to ensure kids can get the help they need within 30 days.

The 30-day commitment is in addition to Horwath’s plan to hire 400 more mental health care workers to provide supports in every Ontario high school, plus 2,200 more mental health professionals, province-wide. 

Those plans are part of the NDP’s $2.4-billion plan to transform mental health and addictions services in Ontario.