What is Project REACH?
Project REACH is one of 37 Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiatives (MHCB) and is led by Alberta Health Services in collaboration with Alberta Education, and funded through grants from Alberta Health. The purpose of the initiatives is to establish projects that provide the staffing and support required to implement an integrated, schooladdictions and mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention program.
Project REACH received an additional 3 years of funding (June 2014) with the expectation of expanding their project throughout the Prairie Land Regional Division, adding 5 schools to their project. This will be a 3 year working plan to meet the needs of the additional schools and communities with the Project Coordinator’s office moving to the Berry Creek Community School in Cessford, Alberta.