The Canadian College of Health Leaders presented its awards at the 2012 National Awards Gala Halifax on Sunday June 3, 2012 and our ICYMHP won a Quality of Life Award!
“The individuals and organizations being recognized illustrate leadership at its finest. Our award recipients demonstrate the impact that one person, or one team, can have within their organization and beyond”, said Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. “We are truly honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our 2012 National Award Program recipients.”
ICYMHP provides youth with access to immediate on-site treatment for mental illness and is coordinated by two in-house mental health clinicians from Covenant House and delivered by a team of six psychiatrists from St. Paul's Hospital. The psychiatric team provides service in both Covenant House locations, with a case load that includes approximately half of all youth in the shelter at any given time. Young people in the mental health project are also supported by other Covenant House programs, including case management, the transitional housing program, drug and alcohol counselling, and life-skills training.
Congratulations to ICYMHP for your hard work and recognition!