The George

Issue 9: September 27, 2018
A Message from the Executive Director
As it is for many families, September at The George Hull Centre is a very busy time. Our group programs get up and running, referrals increase and families returning from the school break are back and ready to work on their mental health. People seem refreshed, energized and willing to accept new challenges.

In September, we also welcome a new group of students. As part of our formal affiliation with the University of Toronto, GHC trains Master of Social Work and Speech-Language Pathology students, as well as residents in Psychiatry. Additionally, we have relationships with a number of the local colleges and train Child and Youth Work and Early Childhood Education students.

Students are a wonderful addition to The George Hull Centre, adding a richness to the treatment we are able to provide families. They bring with them an enthusiasm for the work, as well as an understanding of the most up to date clinical literature. We truly value their input and insight - plus they keep us young at heart!
Thanks to our generous donors, GHC has been able to implement two new Quick Access programs to help reduce our waitlist and increase our capacity to provide children and families with the help they need, when they need it.

Our SOS (Supporting Our Services) consultation clinic for youth 7-18 years has been able to immediately support every single client waiting for service. Since March, 48 families have attended. Our Right Help, Right Now Clinic saw 44 infants and children in the last year. Early intervention gives these children the best chance possible for a healthy and happy life.

These innovative efforts have resulted in a dramatic reduction of our waitlist for long term therapy from 9 months to 6 months. Make your impact by clicking here!
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Right Help, Right Now
The Right Help, Right Now 0-6 Clinic is designed to provide quick and barrier free access to families with very young children. Offered to families who are already engaged in our Prevention and Early Intervention programming, this clinic provides immediate early mental health consultation, referral and intervention for
children ages birth to 6 who are experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, learning, and/or relationship difficulties. The best part? Families do not have to wait for treatment! Read more
Mark Your Calendars!
Our highly anticipated 12th annual comedy fundraiser Laugh Out Loud is returning Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at The Carlu! A fabulous evening of star-studded performers is set to deliver big laughs and critical funds for children’s mental health. Please join us and help make a positive impact on the lives of children, youth and their families. Stay tuned for updates on talent and tickets!
Call for WAG members!
Would you or someone you know be interested in joining this dynamic group of young professionals who are passionate about breaking the stigma that surrounds mental health, giving back and having fun? Simply visit the We Are George webpage or contact us to find out more!
Singing for Support
When University of Toronto Speech – Language Pathology students told us they wanted to host a benefit concert for the Centre, little did we know what a fabulous evening of song we were in for. Choosing musical theatre selections addressing
mental health issues, the student-led performance highlighted the deep connection between communication and mental health. Many thanks to Suzette Newton-Janse Van Resnburg and her talented cast and crew for raising $2,340 for GHC!
St. James Gate Golf Tournament
Many thanks to our friend Rick Davis and Rick Davis Promotions for sponsoring a Hole in One contest at the 7th annual St. James Gate Golf Tournament and raising $2,018 for the Centre!
Family Gift Match Program
During the holiday season, GHC runs a family gift match program which connects families in need from our Centre to local donors. The donors help the family they have been matched with fill their holiday wish lists by donating toys, household items, clothes and gift cards. Last year we were able to bring the joy of the season to 70 families! If you are interested in participating and would like to be matched up with a family, please email Rae Masche for more information. We are looking forward to this year's program and continuing the positive impact it has on the families receiving services from our Centre as well as our community donors.
Helping kids. Strengthening families. Changing lives.
As a leader in the field of children's mental health, The George Hull Centre for Children and Families is committed to helping infants, children, youth and their families achieve mental wellness. Through a continuum of innovative, evidence–based programs and services, we help get lives back on track.
Click here to view our Annual Report.
Through clinical excellence and a continuum of mental health services, our mission is to reduce suffering, provide hope and enhance the quality of life of infants, children, youth and families.
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