Task Force on Mental Health in Saskatchewan
Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  c/o Dr. Ian McDonald, Dept. of Psychiatry, Saskatoon, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2253
Inactive/Defunct Organization
"The Task Force on Mental Health in Saskatchewan has issued an open invitation for input from interested groups and individuals.

The Task Force, chaired by Dr. Ian McDonald, is looking both at existing mental health services and how mental illnesses can be prevented. It was established in May, 1980 by the Mental Health Association in Saskatchewan and is independent of government.

Abstract:  "The Task Force on Mental Health in Saskatchewan has issued an open invitation for input from interested groups and individuals.

The Task Force, chaired by Dr. Ian McDonald, is looking both at existing mental health services and how mental illnesses can be prevented. It was established in May, 1980 by the Mental Health Association in Saskatchewan and is independent of government.

The Task Force is looking for comments and ideas from both professionals and the general public. Letters will be sent to several groups asking for specific information, but Dr. McDonald hopes many others will have something to say.

'In particular, we would like to hear from groups who have often been less well represented in policy-making such as women, people of Indian ancestry, consumers, senior citizens, young people and those with limited incomes', he said.
Beside Dr. McDonald, the Task Force includes a rural teacher, a provincial judge, a senior citizen, a farm woman, a Metis woman and several health professionals." (Excerpt from Briar Parch)

One of the terms of reference of the task force is to determine what needs to be done to the social environment so that the mental well-being of children, as well as other specific groups, is achieved. as well as the social environment, the task force is looking at areas related to health care such as prenatal care, maternity leave, day care, child protection laws and school counseling services.

The Task Force is asking for written submissions from any persons who wish to do so relating how they were or were not helped by existing programs.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.

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