Mental Health Notes
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomed the recent announcement by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to defer implementation of the Employment Related Benefit until further consultation with recipients and stakeholders.
A new series by the Woodstock Sentinel Review examines the role that the media plays in the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health issues.
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Sudbury/Manitoulin branch has extended its hours into the evening as part of a pilot project.
A new report by the Partnership Council on Employment Opportunities urges the Ontario government to eliminate policy barriers and allow more people with disabilities to permanently enter the workforce.
As many post-secondary youth embark on a new school year, Ontario has announced a number of new programs and improvements to help students with the costs of their education and career goals.
A new report by the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) calls for increased funding in provincial support systems to decrease the percentage of people with mental health issues in correctional facilities.
Ontario recently announced a new approach aimed to help people transition more smoothly out of hospital and into their homes. Six communities across the province will be part of a new bundled care approach to healthcare, which will provide a single payment to a team of health providers to cover care for people in hospital and at home.
The Ontario government recently announced $8.5 million over two and a half years to support refugees, increase the number of refugees coming to Ontario, and help settle and integrate them once they arrive.
There is emerging evidence that traumatic experiences are often linked to mental health and addictions issues, and that trauma-informed approaches can help those who are impacted.