Over the weekend of July 27th-29th, 2018, the Smilezone team transformed 4 NEW SMILEZONES at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, ON!
The new Smilezones at CAMH are located in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre, in the Youth Inpatient Unit TV Room and Hallway, and well as two Waiting Rooms in the Child and Youth Outpatient Wing!
Specific features include:
- Fresh paint
- Bright, youth-friendly murals with a focus on music, movies, nature, graffiti, and inspirational themes!
- New electronics, such as TV’s and iPad Stations
- Bench Seating
- Expanded custom storage
- Sensory Items
- And much more!
More than 1,000 children and youth will benefit from CAMH’s newly refurbished Smilezones, as well as their siblings, parents, and other family members. The Smilezone team worked closely with the clinical staff at CAMH to ensure the designs were a perfect fit for their patients.
“We are grateful for Smilezone Foundation’s partnership and support in transforming child and youth spaces at CAMH,” said Deborah Gillis, President and CEO of the CAMH Foundation.“These Smilezones are bright, colourful and, above all, youth-friendly. Every young person who comes to us for mental health care will feel welcome, no matter what challenges they’re facing.”
These Smilezones were generously supported by the Slaight Family Foundation, with strong ties and a long-standing relationship to CAMH.
About the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH):
CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information, please visit www.camh.ca or follow @CAMHnews on Twitter.