UoGuelph IMPACT program sees success in first year

Reflecting on the program’s first year, the University of Guelph has deemed the Integrated Mobile Police and Crisis Team (IMPACT) program to be a success. The mental health initiative was launched in October 2021 between the university and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Since that time, the IMPACT program reportedly recorded 116 visits and had a worker attend 13 live calls. “We want to, as much as possible, to divert from a hospitals, and really look at if there are other ways to divert from a police response at all, and we have been wildly successful in doing that,” said IMPACT manager Aleah Wagner. Guelph Today states that the program could be used to create similar programs at other universities across Canada. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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