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Thanks to you, young people have a new place built just for them, just for their mental health. The Summit opened its doors on March 13 and since that time, hundreds of families have benefited from integrated, therapeutic programs and services all under one roof. Program Manager, Ryan Clements reflects on the first 100 days of The Summit.

Overwhelming community support for The Summit provides families with three new services

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, will open to families at 10 am on Monday, March 13.

Located at 1015 – 17 Street NW, the Summit will provide 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 will 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.

For many children, teens and parents seeking mental health or addictions support at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, arriving at the Emergency Department (ED) can be a stressful and intimidating experience.

The implementation of a donor-funded peer support program, where parents and teens with lived experience help navigate the journey alongside new patients and their families, has been invaluable. Read more

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