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A free biweekly newsletter published by CMHA Ontario, featuring mental health news and events.

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To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to news@ontario.cmha.ca. Submissions may be edited for publication. All submissions are subject to approval, and CMHA Ontario reserves the right to refuse any submission at its sole discretion.

November 20, 2014 Canada’s most-circulated newspaper covers CMHA Ontario walking initiative

Mood Walks Image from the StarToronto Star reporter Andrea Gordon joined the York Region and South Simcoe Branch’s Mood Walks group in early November for the final walk of the fall season. Read the Star article.

November 20, 2014 CMHA Ontario trainings highlight support tools for children and youth mental health

The Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project has delivered three additional trainings this month to more than 400 direct service providers.

November 20, 2014 Focus on ‘flourishing’ for student success, researcher says

What are the primary aims of education? While the traditional view includes objectives of knowledge, vocation and civic engagement, Corey Keyes has a fourth aim in mind: student well-being.

November 20, 2014 Advancing equity in mental health within the South Asian community

Earlier this week the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) held their 4th Annual Health Equity Summit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

November 20, 2014 CMHA Ontario reaches new audiences at unique conference

Camille Quenneville, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario found herself in different company at the 7th Annual Prime Time Sports Management Conference and Trade Show in Toronto on November 17, 2014.

November 20, 2014 Free training on quality improvement

Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch, and Across Boundaries are offering a free seminar on client and patient safety and the fundamental concepts of quality improvement.

November 20, 2014 CCLA and JHSO release new resources on police record checks

On the Record - Screen ShotAfter a series of educational workshops on police record checks this fall, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) have released two accompanying information guides titled ‘On the Record.’

November 20, 2014 Transforming Health Care in Northeastern Ontario

Community HospitalsThe North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) has released a new report, which looks at the evolving role of community hospitals in Northeastern Ontario.

November 20, 2014 New toolkit to help Canadian communities address homelessness

Housing First ToolkitThe Homeless Hub, together with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) introduced the Canadian ‘Housing First’ Toolkit at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Vancouver. The toolkit was developed to help communities and organizations plan, implement, evaluate and sustain a Housing First initiative or approach in their local community.

November 20, 2014 Mental health support needed for community safety and well-being

Community Safety and Wellbeing_CoverThe Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) have released phase 2 of the Ontario Crime Prevention Strategy as part of the development of the provincial approach to community safety and well-being.