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Burin Peninsula Community Coalition for Mental Health & Wellness

In August 2017, Eastern Health partnered with town councils and community agencies on the Burin Peninsula to form a Coalition for Mental Health & Wellness. The new coalition will foster a healthy community for all citizens - encompassing positive mental health and wellness with a specific focus on suicide awareness, suicide prevention, suicide intervention and post-suicide support.
  
The Coalition’s objectives include:
  • promoting mental health and addictions awareness with the goal of reducing stigma and improving quality of life;
  • improving access to services through promotion of local services and identification of resource needs; and
  • developing a community action plan for addressing suicide through prevention, intervention and post-suicide strategies. 
The Burin Peninsula Community Coalition for Mental Health & Wellness will be aligned with a Community Advisory Council, currently in development, which will guide the recently-established Burin Peninsula Primary Health-Care Initiative.
 
Eastern Health recognizes the importance of its community partners when it comes to advancing health care, and welcomes the involvement and contributions of the following Coalition members:
 
Town of Burin
Town of Fortune
Town of Grand Bank
Town of Marystown
Town of St. Lawrence
Provincial Dept. of Advanced
  Education and Skills
Provincial Dept. of Children,
  Seniors and Social Development 
Joint Community Council
Victim Services
RCMP          
Ambulance Services
Grace Sparkes/Housing & Homelessness 
Ministerial Association
NL English School District
Individuals with Lived Experience
Eastern Health employees 

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Updated Sep 8, 2017