Mental Health Notes
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.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care released the Ontario Early Psychosis Intervention Program Standards in 2011 to ensure that early psychosis intervention (EPI) programs provide consistent, high-quality services. Two surveys were conducted to learn about current program practices across the province in relation to the standards. The first looked at the results with respect to standards 1-6. The second survey focused on standards 7-13.
Join a free webinar for nurses and other healthcare professionals: “The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence.”
The CAMH Monitor is the longest ongoing survey of substance use and mental health among adults in Canada. Take part in a free webinar, featuring provincial partners who have used the CAMH Monitor data to inform programming, planning and policy.
The Health System Performance Research Network (HSPRN) has launched a new online survey to better understand the experience of caregivers across Ontario. The aim of the survey is to learn about the benefits and challenges of caregiving. This information will help inform health care decision-making in Ontario, with the goal of improving caregiver supports and services.
Canadian Mental Health Associations in 13 cities will receive $10 million over the next three years to aid individuals with mental health issues to find and maintain employment.
The Community Hub Framework Advisory Group has released a report to guide the development of community hubs. The report, Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan, is the first step towards bringing services together.
Ontario is investing more than $7 million in small hospitals, including many rural hospitals, to improve care for patients closer to home.