Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

London Needs Appropriate Mental Health Supports For Children

Published on December 8, 2022

QUEEN'S PARK - My office is working with 3 families who can’t get residential care to address their children’s serious mental health needs. I called on the Ford government to commit to providing appropriate treatment options for London children who are struggling with lack of mental health resources.


Ms. Peggy Sattler: Again to the Premier: My office is working with three families facing similar struggles. Each of them has a child who is self-harming and has made multiple suicide attempts and is violent at home. These families have been told that their children’s needs are too complex for community program options, but they can’t get in-patient care. One family has been waiting months to hear about a placement in Hamilton or Niagara. The second family is waiting to go on a wait-list, if a residential treatment option can be found. The third child was placed in a group home and is now using and living on the street.

Will this government commit to providing appropriate treatment options in London for children with some of the highest mental health needs?