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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.

April 9, 2015 CMHA Ontario grows to 32 branches across the province

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Muskoka Parry Sound has officially opened its doors as the organization’s 32nd branch in Ontario.

April 9, 2015 North East LHIN invests in community mental health, CMHA

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Sudbury-Manitoulin (SM) branch is receiving more than one million dollars from the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to fund a new harm reduction home for individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use issues.

April 9, 2015 CMHA Ontario hosts first-ever provincial conference

CMHA Ontario conferenceCMHA staff and front-line workers from across the province will gather in Toronto this month on April 26, 2015 for the first-ever the CMHA Ontario Division Conference.

April 9, 2015 Mood Walks Summit highlights the ‘green lift’

Policy makers, people with lived experience of mental health issues, and staff from community mental health agencies recently came together for a one-day knowledge exchange and networking summit hosted by CMHA Ontario’s Mood Walks initiative.

April 9, 2015 Space available for first webinar in a new series examining integration initiatives in Ontario’s community health sector

The first webinar in this three-part series examining integration initiatives in Ontario’s community health sector will profile recent integration initiatives in the community health sector in Ontario.

April 9, 2015 Hospital security workers gain insight about mental health, individuals in crisis

As part of their regular duties, hospital security workers often interact with individuals in crisis. And like their first-responder counterparts, they also deal with operational stress.

April 9, 2015 HSJCC conference call for abstracts open

HSJCC Conference imageThe provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) has opened the call for abstract submissions for their 2015 Conference. The conference, titled “Mobilizing Community – Promoting Resiliency, Sustaining Recovery & Restoring Justice” will be held from November 16-18, 2015 in Toronto.

April 9, 2015 Parents, caregivers, front-line workers can take advantage of educational opportunities at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre – Gail Appel Institute

Hincks-Dellcrest Parent Webinars imageThe mission of The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre – Gail Appel Institute is to build knowledge and capacity in children and families’ mental health through education and outreach.

April 9, 2015 Discussing treatment on EENet Connect

CCSA LogoThe Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) is very happy to collaborate with EENet to develop a new online space for people to discuss treatment for substance use and mental health concerns.

April 9, 2015 Canada’s low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines among post-secondary students

Students Binge Drinking Pie ChartIn 2013, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines to help Canadians moderate their alcohol consumption and reduce their immediate and long-term alcohol-related harms.