Family Navigation Project

About the Family Navigation Project

The Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook is a non-profit program designed to provide expert navigation of the mental health and addictions service system for youth aged 13-26 with serious mental health and/or addictions problems.

Its promise to families is to engage with them to help them navigate the health care and related services system, connect to appropriate and credible assessment and treatment resources, receive assistance in as timely a way as possible and negotiate challenging situations that may arise, all the while knowing that help and support is available for them every step of the way.

Its promise to the health care system is to help build relationships with treatment providers, centres and programs (both public and private) that will facilitate connections for families and youth. In launching this innovative model of care, we hope to encourage positive change within the system.

Our mission statement

Using a combination of clinical and lived experience, we collaborate with families and their youth with mental health and/or addiction issues to understand their unique needs and match them with supports and services to enhance their health and family functioning.

Our vision statement

No Family feels lost in the mental health and addiction system.

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