Mental Health Notes
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region has joined together with another vital local mental health organization, The Support Network, to form one new agency. However, the single entity will operate as CMHA-Edmonton Region.
Expressions of interest to participate in Mood Walks for Youth in Transition are now being accepted.
CMHA Ontario is hosting a free public forum on Dec. 3 to celebrate the launch of its new mental health accessibility website.
Trans people in Ontario are expected to have improved access to sex reassignment surgery by early 2016.
EENet Connect is introducing a new collaborative space to discuss the topic of transition-age youth (TAY) and share resources.
With this being World Diabetes Month, it’s important to consider the adverse impacts the illness can have an on older adults’ mental health.
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows that of 2,219 Ontario adults, 40 per cent of respondents were found to be experiencing depressive symptoms. Results from the group, comprising people between 18 and 65 who had been working for more than a year, also show that 52 per cent did not perceive a need for treatment.
Mood Walks is a province-wide initiative that promotes physical activity in nature, or “green exercise,” as a way to improve both physical and mental health. Led by CMHA Ontario, in partnership with Hike Ontario and Conservation Ontario, Mood Walks provides training and support for community mental health agencies, social service organizations and other community partners to launch educational hiking programs, connect with local resources, find volunteers, and explore nearby trails and green spaces.
CMHA Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) has been selected as the recipient of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award in the Not For Profit Category.