Mental Health Notes
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!
CMHA Ontario lauds the efforts of federal health minister Jane Philpott for wanting to put a focus on mental health.
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.
The unique food forest program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce Branch is in the running for a national competition, with finalists eligible for up to $100,000.
The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is offering a free full-day quality improvement training program that will provide participants with an overview and practical applications of quality improvement methods, tools and techniques. The training, based on Health Quality Ontario & University of Toronto’s IDEAS program, has been adapted to relate to community mental health and addictions service providers.
The Ontario government reintroduced a bill designed to improve access and coordination challenges of the provincial health care system.
CMHA Ontario invites community members to share the realities of living with mental health issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), the first full week of October.
More than 200 CMHA staff from across the province gathered in Toronto this week to discuss quality improvement and mental health in Ontario.
A radio host dedicated to promoting wellness among his listeners and an organization that has provided pro-bono services to spread news about the positive work of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) have been honoured with this year’s CMHA Ontario media awards.