Year: 2007 Source: Ottawa, ON: Health Canada, 2007. 219p. SIEC No: 20080587

This report examines the health & wellness of Canadian children & adolescents. With respect to mental health, it is noted only one in five Canadian children who need mental health services currently receive them. Recommendations are made to improve access to paediatric mental health services, to establish a wait time strategy for paediatric mental health, & to increase the training capacity of the entire spectrum of mental health professionals. A specific recommendation is made for the evaluation of existing youth suicide prevention programmes.