The Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux (APTS) applauded a $361 million investment into mental health research and services from the Plan d’action interministériel en santé mentale (PAISM).
However, in a press release, the APTS also noted that this financial commitment is still insufficient, and it won’t be able to meet the needs of every Quebecer. The union is concerned about how underfunding could impact accessibility to mental health services.
“Access to mental health services should not be based on the size of the wallet. All people must have quick and easy access to quality services,” said Danny Roulx, APTS national representative for the Eastern Townships region.