A NEW Youth Health Hub is opening in Peel – and it needs input from the region’s young people to help make it the best it can be.
The new Hub is due to open this year and is designed to streamline services to avoid long wait times in accessing the appropriate care.
“The idea behind it is to have services available in the one building to improve the health of youth,” Professor Alexandra McManus, the project’s independent consultant, said.
“Everybody who comes in will be seen.”
The Peel Health Hub is a unique project that has bipartisan support from all three levels of government and both sides of politics.
Service providers will work together to offer primary health care, mental health support, drug and alcohol services, family violence and sexual assault support, specialist services and vocational training.
Professor McManus said the Hub aims to address delays in getting young people the help they need.
“The idea behind the Hub is a one-stop shop – where all their physical and mental needs are addressed,” she said.
“It’s an integrated service for youth.”
If you are aged between 16-25 and live in the Peel Region, you can tell the Hub exactly how to give the best care.
To give anonymous feedback on the Youth Health Hub, you can complete the survey at: