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Oct 07, 2021  •  20 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Health and Seniors Care Min. Audrey Gordon Photo by KEVIN KING /Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun

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Opposition parties were calling on more supports for mental health in advance of World Mental Health Day this Sunday.

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Health and Seniors Care Min. Audrey Gordon highlighted the day during her members statement on Thursday, noting the impacts of the pandemic on mental health.

“Our government recognizes that mental health is just as important as physical health, especially as Manitobans continue to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental wellbeing,” she said.

The Ministry of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery was created this January to address these issues. The ministry is undergoing consultations on a five-year action plan for a strong mental health support, treatments and recovery system.

The theme for World Mental Health Day this year is Mental Health Care for All. Gordon said they are committed to improving the accessibility and equity of mental health supports in the province.

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NDP Health Critic Uzoma Asagwara (Union Station) responded by saying the minister needs to back up the talk with more tangible supports.

“Mental illness is the single largest category of disease that effects Canadians today with one in five Canadians experiencing mental illnesses …….

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