The Action Plan for Mental Health in New Brunswick includes an emphasis on mental-health promotion, change in service delivery of all sectors, early identification of mental illness and effective intervention, and a shift in the attitudes and values of residents. Specific initiatives will involve greater collaboration between government, educators, employers and non-governmental organizations. New targets and a plan to increase access to specialized services across the province are among initiatives designed to put New Brunswickers living with mental illness at the centre of treatment and care.
New Brunswick will adopt an individualized, patient-centred and recovery-based approach and introduce services designed to intersect effectively with family, community and workplace to support those living with mental illness. Moving toward patient-centred health care means that the system will be restructured to be responsive to individual and community needs, rather than expecting people to adapt to what the system has to offer.