The province of Nova Scotia announced Friday that new funds could provide more support for mental health and addiction to those in need.
According to the province, the Nova Scotia Mental Health Foundation receives over $ 1.6 million in grants to organizations across the province.
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“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly challenging and has had an impact on the mental health of many Nova Scotians,” said Leo Glavine, Minister for Health and Wellness, in a press release.
“This investment will improve access to mental health services and remove barriers for people across the province to get the help they need,” he added.
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The grants will be up to $ 25,000 each, the province said.
The province said that applications are reviewed by an independent committee and assessed “whether they address a unique need, enable positive change, or promote recovery and reintegration” for Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addiction.
The Nova Scotia Mental Health Foundation has announced that it will start accepting online applications starting December 14th at 10 a.m.