If you’re 12- to 25-years-old and you live in York Region, you now have another option when it comes to seeking help.
The York Region South Simcoe Mobile Youth Walk-In Clinic focuses on everything from medical to mental health services.
“A lot of kids are afraid to come out and talk about mental health,” says Peer Counselor Emily Grice.
“They’re afraid to go to their family doctor for medical health concerns, sexual health concerns. They’re able to come on to the mobile health clinic, to reduce those barriers and that stigma and make them more comfortable in talking about their concerns.”
There are three key people aboard the bus. A nurse practitioner, a mental health worker and a peer counselor.
The bus is a Canadian Mental Health Association initiative, paid for through grants and fundraising.
For more information on where the mobile clinic will be next, you can check out www.mobyss.ca