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Mental health

ConnexOntario services unveiled in London

LONDON, Ont. – The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) across the province now have instant access to detailed information from the data bases at ConnexOntario, including service maps and program availability information, thanks to the launching of the new “eServices” web based application.

eServices will allow its users to access a wide array of on-line reports and to monitor in “real-time”, program availability in critical sectors of the addictions and mental health service network in Ontario.

eServices has been developed with funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by ConnexOntario. It will be a powerful planning tool for the Ministry, the LHINs, and key stakeholders in the mental health and addictions fields. The application will improve timely access to services and will assist with the continued development of partnerships between sectors such as the criminal justice system and the mental health treatment and support system.

David Kelly, Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs says, “The work of ConnexOntario has been crucial in building and supporting the effectiveness and accessibility of mental health and addiction services across the province. “The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, approved additional funding for further development of services at ConnexOntario in 2005.

ConnexOntario operates the province’s three 24/7/365 toll free helplines, which provide information and referral services for Ontario’s addictions, mental health, and problem gambling sector. ConnexOntario also provides Ontarians with three on-line directories of services. The web based directories can be accessed at