Dedicated mental health facility in Calgary to open its doors for children and youth

CALGARY — A dedicated centre for child and adolescent mental health is to soon open its doors to Calgary and area youth and their families.

The $39-million facility — called The Summit: Marian & Jim Sinneave Centre for Youth Resilience — is scheduled to open in the city's northwest on Monday.

Health-care teams at the facility are to offer mental health services with the goal of reducing the number of crises through early intervention and treatment.

Alberta Minister of Mental Health Nicholas Milliken says the government is to provide $10 million annually, starting with this year's budget, to support the facility.

It is expected to support about 8,000 patients each year.

The Summit was built by Alberta Health Services in partnership with the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation through its fundraising efforts, which included the Sinneave family as a major donor.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 10, 2023.

The Canadian Press