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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.

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.

October 23, 2014 Get your groove on! Participate in a fundraiser for mental health awareness

Claire Barron of Guelph, Ontario has launched a unique fund-raising initiative and mental health awareness campaign that encourages people anywhere to Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.