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Caring Ensuring all Canadian Youth have timely access to affordable mental health and addiction programs with world-class outcomes. for Life Our current system is When children wait too long for treatment there is a profound impact on families, the broader health care system, hospitals and schools. not meeting the needs of our youth Our Help us take action today mental health are getting worse not better and addiction cases DONATE SCROLL TO SEE MORE
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About New Start Foundation

New Start Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health is a national charity who is committed to funding evidence-based treatment with measurable outcomes and clinical capacity building initiatives for the treatment of addictions and complex mental illnesses in youth and adults across Canada.
We envision a world where all Canadians can receive equitable and effective mental health and addiction treatment in a timely manner.

Learn more about our vision and what we are doing to make this a reality.

28000

Youth are waiting for intensive treatment today in Ontario

75

Of youth who experience mental illness or SUD do not receive specialized treatment

2,5

Years wait for appropriate treatment

50

Increase in hospital emergency room visits and in-patient hospitalizations since 2008/2009

350

Increase in demand for care since April 2020

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New Start Digital Youth IOP

New Start Digital Youth Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), the first and only of its kind in Canada, is an online mental health treatment program for adolescents.  New Start Digital Youth IOP was developed by a Toronto-based Child and Youth psychologist. The program uses researched-informed behavioural approaches -Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – to support recovery from mental health symptoms.  

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The eight-week online program, followed by up to six months of aftercare, combines individual and group support. The intensive program also includes parent/caregiver workshops which are based on Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). With support from a few generous donors, New Start Foundation was able to launch the first cohort October 2020. 

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