Health & Wellness Department – Health Grants Help Build Stronger Communities

Health & Wellness

Nov 5, 2012

This year the Department of Health and Wellness will give $146,000 in grants to seven projects. The recipients are:
–Clare Organization Representing Disabilities, Clare, Digby Co., $12,000
–Schizophrenia Society Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, $17,610
–Laing House, Halifax, $27,000
–Healthy Minds Co-operative, Halifax, $28,420
–Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch, $12,500
–Self-help Connection, Halifax, $32,470
–Evangeline Recreation Society, Kentville, $16,000

The funds are distributed to the groups through a community organization, and the groups often have access to the organization’s staff for support.

In addition to the consumer-led initiative grants, the province recently released its first-ever mental health and addictions strategy, Together We Can: The Plan to Improve Mental Health and Addictions Care for Nova Scotians.

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