Health

Public consultations part of mental health strategy development (08/11/04)

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Nov. 4, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Public consultations on the development of a mental health strategy for the province will begin Wednesday, Nov. 12, and continue until Wednesday, Nov. 26. Judge Michael McKee, chair of a task force developing a proposal for a mental health strategy, made the announcement today.

"These consultation will allow all New Brunswickers to be involved in shaping a mental health strategy for New Brunswick," said McKee.

In May, Health Minister Michael Murphy named McKee to chair a task force to review mental health services and make recommendations. The development of a mental health strategy is a key initiative in the Provincial Health Plan, 2008-12.

Anyone wishing to meet with McKee and task force members may indicate their planned attendance by calling 506-453-8813 or by registering online at stratmh.sm@gnb.ca. Registration is appreciated but not required.

The schedule for the public meetings is as follows:

Additional information on the mental health services review may be found at http://www.gnb.ca/0055/promo-e.asp.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Johanne Le Blanc, communications, Department of Health, 506-457-3513.

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