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October 23, 2014 New CMHA Ontario initiative to strengthen children's mental health

SCMHWould you or your staff benefit from a training to enhance children’s mental health through extra-curricular programs? The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario has partnered with HIGH FIVE, a division of Parks and Recreation Ontario, to update and launch the training for children’s program providers called Strengthening Children’s Mental Health (SCMH).

October 23, 2014 CMHA Ontario welcomes new Mental Health Works Program Manager

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario is pleased to announce that Mark Henick has joined our team as the Mental Health Works Program Manager. Informed by his own experiences with stigma and the mental health care system as an adolescent, Henick has dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change.

October 23, 2014 CMHA Ontario participates in webinar on equity in child and youth mental health

The Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs: An Integrated Training Project recently hosted the second webinar in its 9-part series. 

October 23, 2014 Ontario's Home and Community Care Expert Group seeks input

Expert Group ScreenshotA government-appointed advisory group examining ways to improve the home and community care sector is looking for input from individuals, caregivers and health service providers.

October 23, 2014 Children's Mental Health Ontario invites participants to 2014 conference

Conference - register - squareChildren’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has announced that registration is open for its 42nd Annual Conference.

October 23, 2014 Health Quality Ontario’s annual conference

logo-hqt-2014-en.fwJoin Health Quality Ontario (HQO) as it hosts Health Quality Transformation 2014 on November 20, 2014.

October 23, 2014 Exploring stigma, discrimination, and recovery-based perspectives

Stigma and discrimination can take place anywhere. When it occurs in a health care setting, it can act as a barrier to high-quality care for people living with mental illness and substance use problems. This makes it an urgent and complex public health issue.

October 23, 2014 Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: children and youth

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Heath’s Health Promotion Resource Centre hosted a webinar to launch an updated version of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children and Youth.

October 23, 2014 Student peers help each other stay well at McMaster

Mad-Pride-Hamilton-247x300Post-secondary life can be overwhelming, but students are often unaware of how to access help when they have mental health problems. Sometimes, they’re unable to get professional services in a timely way due to long wait lists or restrictions on the number of counseling sessions available to them.

October 23, 2014 Understanding systemic pathways into and out of youth homelessness

What are the common pathways leading youth into and out of homelessness? This is the question that guides a new research study in Winnipeg, Manitoba. By understanding these pathways, the study hopes to address barriers facing homeless youth and ultimately lead to a more collaborative system. Read the full report.

Featured Events

Trauma and the Body: The Theory and Practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. April 10-11, 2015

Venue: Saint Paul University
Ottawa ON
Organizer: Centre for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma
www.centrefortreatment.com

Best Practices in Dementia Care; Learning to Give Care, Without the Fight. January 6, 2015

Venue: The Royal, Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal
www.theroyal.ca

How to support what is often "the worst day of their lives." November 12, 2014.

Venue: WEBINAR
Organizer: brainXchange and the Alzheimer Society of Canada
www.brainxchange.ca

Webinar Series: 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use & Health Survey - Mental health and well-being Results. Part 1: November 10, 2014; Part 2: December 1, 2014

Venue: WEBINAR Series
Organized by: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
www.camh.ca

WEBINAR: 5 Things We Wish All Teachers Knew About What to do After a Suicide. October 29, 2014

Venue: WEBINAR
Organized by: Centre for Suicide Prevention and Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research
www.suicideinfo.ca
www.acicr.ca

Successful Aging and Bipolar Disorder. Hosted by Dr. Colin Depp. October 28, 2014

Venue: WEBINAR
Organizer: The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD)
www.crestbd.ca

Living Healthy, Living Well: Health and Wellness Community Forum. November 15, 2014

Venue: Lakehead University, University Centre – Faculty Lounge
955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay ON
Organizer: Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
www.schizophrenia.on.ca

Claiming Full Citizenship. 2015 International Conference. October 15-17, 2015

Venue: Vancouver BC
Organizer: Interprofessional Continuing Education
www.interprofessional.ubc.ca

Cheap + Crazy Symposiums: Mobilizing Strategic Conversations. November 22, 2014

Venue: 1001 Queen St W
Toronto ON
Organizer: The Empowerment Council
www.empowermentcouncil.ca

Robin Williams Double Bill. November 2, 2014

Venue: The Palace Theatre
710 Dundas St
London ON
Organizer: Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex and Movember London
www.cmhamiddlesex.ca