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Mental Health and Addictions

New Foundry centres improve access to vital services for youth

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Mental Health and Addictions

New Foundry centres improve access to vital services for youth

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Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Communications
250 883-2941
Rebecca Sharma
Foundry
Communications
rsharma@foundrybc.ca
604 707-0126
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Media Contacts
Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Communications
250 883-2941
Rebecca Sharma
Foundry
Communications
rsharma@foundrybc.ca
604 707-0126

Backgrounders

Facts about Foundry in B.C.
  • In 2019, 9,770 young people accessed services at Foundry centres around B.C., with more than 35,000 visits recorded in total.
  • More than 42% of young people accessing services at Foundry centre were referred by a friend or family member.
  • According to Foundry’s 2019 Youth Experience Survey:
    • 92% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that they got help for the things they wanted to get help with;
    • 96% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that they would describe Foundry as a “youth friendly” place;
    • 96% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that if a friend needed this sort of help, they would suggest Foundry; and
    • 91% of young people accessing services either strongly agreed or agreed that they felt more able and prepared to manage their current situation or health condition because of their contact with Foundry.
Media Contacts
Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Communications
250 883-2941
Foundry
Rebecca Sharma
Communications
rsharma@foundrybc.ca
604 707-0126

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