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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.

January 5, 2017 Leveraging the OCAN for quality improvement; an E-QIP webinar

Registration is now open for the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project’s (E-QIP) next webinar, Using the OCAN for Improvement. The webinar will take place on January 25, 2017 from 12 to 1:15 pm and is intended for community mental health and addictions staff and volunteers interested in quality improvement.

December 8, 2016 CMHA Ontario provides mental health perspective on basic income pilot

CMHA Ontario is pleased the provincial government is examining the feasibility of the Basic Income Pilot Project, but believes mental health and addictions sector must be a key contributor in the discussion.

December 8, 2016 Ontario passes Patients First legislation to transform the province's health care system

The provincial government passed legislation aimed at improving access to and coordination of health services for Ontarians on Dec. 7.

November 7, 2016 Counselling to come for jurors

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A new Ontario government program aims to provide free telephone counselling to those serving jury duty starting in January.

November 7, 2016 CMHA Grey Bruce thanks community after securing finalist spot in national funding competition

thank-you-social-media-graphic-finalOWEN SOUND –¬†Thanks to tremendous community support, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce branch now has a chance to secure some additional funding to enhance a flourishing program.

November 4, 2016 Province launches consultations on basic income pilot

The Ontario government is launching public consultations to explore key questions raised in a discussion paper about a basic income pilot project in Ontario.

November 2, 2016 Ontario opening dedicated mental health unit for incarcerated females

A first of its kind unit in Ontario intends to meet the unique needs of females in the correctional system with mental health issues.

October 25, 2016 Mood Walks Summit: Call for Presentations

The 2017 Mood Walks Summit (Toronto, February 25-26, 2017) will be an opportunity for 40+ agencies participating in the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project to come together and share their experiences. This event will include key learnings from the project, storytelling, and learning opportunities for mental health professionals, program leaders, volunteers, project partners and youth participants. The summit will also be an opportunity to exchange knowledge and explore other areas of mental health, nature, physical activity and youth engagement. We expect 200 attendees from across Ontario!

October 19, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased mental health on feds' agenda

CMHA Ontario lauds the efforts of federal health minister Jane Philpott for wanting to put a focus on mental health.

October 14, 2016 Provincial strategy to prevent opioid addiction and overdose announced

Ontario is currently coping with a health crisis related to opioids, specifically fentanyl, a drug that is reported to be 50 to 80 times stronger than morphine.