Join us to support mental health services in our west-end community
Supporting the best possible mental health care for children, youth and adults with mental illness is critical–especially now when people in our community are suffering due to these challenging times as we all face the impact of COVID-19.
The St. Joe’s Plate started as a way to honour the beautiful life of Lauren Whelan, a St. Joe’s baby, who took her own life at the age of 19. The St. Joe’s Plate Committee works year-round to raise critical funds in support of youth mental health initiatives. With the support of generous sponsors, attendees and donors, the committee has raised over $2.6 million to improve care for people with mental illness.
Details on the St. Joe’s Plate – our largest fundraiser – is coming soon, but in the meantime save the date for Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 and check out all of the other initiatives that are underway to support those most in need due to mental illness.
What Our Donors Have Made Possible
Creating Lauren’s Lounge, a safe and comfortable space for patients in our Mental Health Unit overlooking Lake Ontario.Learn More
Miles of Smiles
Send a Miles of Smiles holiday card & give a patient a smile!
100% of proceeds support art, music, and movement therapy programs for patients receiving mental health care at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Click here for more info on how to order yours today!Learn More
Art Kits and Supplies
Providing art kits and supplies to provide patients with calming and therapeutic activities.Learn More
Mental Health Emergency Services Unit (MHESU)
Directing funding to transform our Mental Health Emergency Services Unit (MHESU) to create two separate areas for adults and children, and ensure more privacy in a welcoming and comfortable space.Learn More
Transitional Aged Youth Unit
Purchasing interactive media walls to be installed in the new Transitional Aged Youth Unit so patients can interact directly with nursing providers, community resource providers, family and friends, as well as provide soothing music, activities, education, and more, while in our care.Learn More
Toronto’s west-end community has the highest concentration of people in need of mental health services in the city. Each year, more than 60,000 men, women and children experiencing mental illness and/or addiction issues turn to St. Joe’s for help. Last year we had:
- 60,000 outpatient visits for mental health and/or addiction care
- 6,600 emergency visits for mental health and/or addiction care
- 3,500 children and youth received care in our Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Unit
- 1,000+ of our neighbours received overnight care in our inpatient unit for mental illness
- 280 children and adolescents were admitted for prolonged stays
Your Help is Needed
Join us in supporting the best possible mental health care for children, youth and adults with mental illness.