Thanks to generous donors throughout our community, the Youth Mental Health Campaign was able to raise over $5M to build the Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre. The new 10-bed unit focuses on assessment and stabilization of patients with short stays of 14 to 20 days. The unit has a higher ratio of staff than an adult unit, and is designed to be a welcoming and safe space, rather than a traditional hospital setting. It reflects the growing recognition of the need for youth-appropriate services for more effective treatment results and includes private bedrooms with natural sunlight as well as spacious recreation and treatment areas.
Watch the Youth Mental Health campaign video below.
The unit will be designed to meet the specific mental, physical, emotional and social needs of youth struggling with mental health or addiction challenges, and will feature a home-like design, spacious recreation room with comfortable couches where patients can socialize or spend time with staff, private areas for quiet time, special areas where family can visit, and a classroom where patients can continue their schooling or receive vocational counselling.