Wellesley Institute and CAMH host a conversation about how we can work together to foster mental health and well-being in the city. Learn about how we can design a city where all Torontonians can thrive.
Our guest speaker is Dr. Gary Belkin from ThriveNYC, an initiative that led the way for a bigger conversation about mental health as a public health service in New York City.
ThriveNYC is a roadmap designed to begin changing the way people think about mental health and the way city government and its many partners deliver services. With 54 initiatives backed by an $850 million investment over four years, it is the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the U.S.
In the first year, nearly 80% of the 54 initiatives under the umbrella of ThriveNYC are up and running and serving New Yorkers. The initiatives are organized into six core principles that ThriveNYC seeks to advance, which include: change the culture, act early, close treatment gaps, partner with communities, use data better, and strengthen government’s ability to lead.