Mental Illness Awareness Week: Updates from the Courts and NSLA

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Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia supports NSLA clients in Kentville & surrounding areas

Great news from the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission on October 6, during Mental Illness Awareness Week (#MIAW2016): The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia has provided a grant to the Court Monitored Mental Health Program (CMMHP) in Kentville.

“The grant is specifically for assisting our clients with transportation to and from their biweekly court appearances. CMMHP participants reside throughout West Hants and Kings Counties, with little or no access to public transportation. This grant has made a tremendous difference for our rural clients, allowing them to access the CMMHP and thereby resulting in better legal outcomes.”

Read more in this October 6 announcement on the Nova Scotia Legal Aid website.

Mental Health Court team took part in annual Festival of Hope

On October 4, 2016, the Mental Health Court team in Dartmouth took part in the 9th annual Festival of Hope, an annual celebration to mark Mental Illness Awareness Week. This was the third year that the event was held in Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, and the first time that the Court has taken part.

For photos and further information about the event, see this “Community Outreach” update on the Courts of Nova Scotia website.