NorthBEAT Family & Lived Experience Advisory Group


Are you a family member or an adult with lived experience accessing mental health services in Northwestern Ontario? If so, we’d love to have you join our Family and Lived Experience Advisory Group.

Have you or a loved one ever accessed mental health services?

The NorthBEAT Collaborative is a group of committed, caring people working together to make it easier for Northwestern Ontario youth experiencing mental health issues to get the services they need , when and where they need them.

NorthBEAT’s Family and Lived Experience Advisory Group Members help offer suggestions and insights on ways to improve access to mental health services in Northwestern Ontario.


Youth with psychosis in Northwestern Ontario do not get the help they need when they need it.

We're going to change that.

NorthBEAT is a strategic systems collaborative that will make it easier for youth with psychosis to get the help they need, when and where they need them. The Collaborative is made up of service providers from a variety of sectors, including but not limited to: mental health, health care, police and first-responders, education, child and youth services, social and community services.

One of the Collaborative’s goals is to make sure that youth and families are able to easily navigate services and support their loved ones. The Family & Lived Experience Advisory Group (FLAG) is an opportunity for families and those over 25 to have a say in the Collaborative’s activities. FLAG members will play a key role in identifying and bringing awareness to current issues and barriers regarding mental health within the community.

NorthBEAT Collaborative - Supported by St. Joseph's Care Group and Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunities Fund (2017-21)
NorthBEAT - 2017 Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunities Fund Recipient

The NorthBEAT Collaborative is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunities Fund, and sponsored by the Centre for Applied Health Research at St. Joseph’s Care Group.

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