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.
Check out all of the other initiatives that are underway to support those most in need due to mental illness.
Support the St. Joe's Plate initiatives
The 11th Annual St. Joe’s Plate!
On June 1, 2023 This fabulous event raised awareness and critical funds for youth mental healthcare at St. Joe’s.
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!
Art Kits and Supplies
Providing art kits and supplies to provide patients with calming and therapeutic activities.
What Mental Health Supporters Have Made Possible
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
RBC Mental Health Short Stay and Transitional Age Youth Unit
First-of its kind mental health unit for youth in the GTA now open at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
The new RBC Mental Health Short Stay and Transitional Age Youth Unit is designed to improve the experience for youth in our care and features six newly-designed patient rooms, two patient lounges and innovative technology to improve patient safety, staff safety and overall work flow.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
Lauren’s Lounge provides people with mental illness a safe and calming lounge while they are in our care. The lounge includes comfortable seating, a dining space, and beautiful artwork for a welcoming environment.
Join us in supporting the best possible mental health care for children, youth and adults with mental illness.