The Garron Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health is an acute inpatient care facility supporting children and youth up to 19 years of age.
Thanks to the Breakthroughs in Care campaign, the Garron Centre features private rooms, a classroom, a comfortable common area, an exercise room and an open-concept nursing station. With bright colours and natural light, this new unit provides an uplifting feel suited to recovery and therapy for children and teens living with mental illness. Patients like Madi, pictured above, have benefited first-hand from donor generosity.
The Sobey Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes is a first of its kind in Canada.
It focuses on the development of outcomes research in conjunction with the Mental Health & Addictions program at the IWK. Dr. Leslie Anne Campbell was named the first Chair in December 2015.
Hannah Dickinson from Hillsborough, New Brunswick knows the devastating impacts of mental illness. Living with an eating disorder for more than two years, Hannah and her family credits the IWK Health Centre with saving her life.