Webinar recording: Integrated models of care for youth with mental health and substance use concerns

Integrated models of care for youth with mental health and substance use concerns  

Young people face many barriers when trying to access the mental health and health care they need. Integrated models of care are designed to improve treatment and access to care for youth with health, mental health or substance use concerns1. They have been proven to be effective and cost effective ref.  By providing integrated services in the same location, the clinics provide rapid access to services that address the needs of youth across mental health and health care needs.

One example of youth integrated care services are the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO). The hubs target the needs of youth aged 12-25 as fully integrated “one-stop-shops” for mental health, substance use, primary care, and other community and social services.

Watch the webinar recording,  and download the presentation slides.

You will learn:

  • Understand how integrated models of care can address complex comorbidities of mental health and substance use amongst transition aged youth.
  • Explore the YWHO example, and understand how youth engagement and intergrade care are fundamental in achieving their intended purpose.
  • Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of youth within a hub model of care.

About the Presenters

Shauna MacEachern,  Youth Wellness Hubs Initiative project manager, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH

Janis Macdonald, Nurse Practitioner, Anne Johnson Health Station – Tobias House and YouthCan IMPACT Walk in Clinics


Funding for this educational opportunity is provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This webinar series is co-hosted by the Opioid Resource Hub (PSSP/EENet) and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.