By Chris Clay
MISSISSAUGA — A lack of services coupled with lengthy waiting lists makes it difficult for those in Peel with mental health issues to receive the appropriate treatment, a new report has found. Today, the United Way of Peel Region released the results of its Mapping the Mental Health System in Peel Region: Challenges and Opportunities report, which found there are significant issues for those in Peel who need help and support dealing with mental health problems. The report includes 25 recommendations to improve different aspects of the system to make it easier for people to access mental health services.
Lack of services is a key issue. The report found there are few services in Caledon and, in Brampton and Mississauga, there aren’t enough to meet the needs of a “large and growing” population.