Thanks to an incredible partnership among Alberta Health Services, the University of Calgary, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and thousands of generous donors, The Summit: Marian & Jim Sinneave Centre for Youth Resilience, Calgary’s first community-based mental health centre for young people, is now open.
Located at 1015 – 17 Street NW, the Summit provides three new resources for kids, teens, and their families: the Owerko Family Walk In Services, the Tallman Family Treatment Services and the Ptarmigan Day Hospital. These services and other programs provide mental health support for young people up to the age of 18 with the aim of helping them address issues as early as possible.
The new centre is expected to help about 8,000 young people and their families every year.
Individual, group and family therapy provided within a concentrated time frame to help young people manage escalating issues and prevent the need for hospitalization.
Therapy and support for young people transitioning from a hospital admission back to their home and community. This service is for those who still need intensive therapy during the day, yet are ready to sleep at home at night.
This unique combination of crucial services integrates with the continuum of care currently provided by Alberta Health Services and agencies within our community.
NEW HOPE FOR EMERGING ADULTS
As Calgarians rallied to create The Summit, sobering facts heightened by the fallout from COVID-19 compelled the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to extend our Build Them Up campaign in support of an integrated clinical and research mental health initiative to help 16- to 24-year-olds. This new venture will bring together clinicians and researchers with expertise in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, psychology, social work and medicine to address significant gaps in knowledge and services and meet the needs of a population at a pivotal juncture.