Mental Health Notes
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.
It’s not often that non-profit organizations are recognized for contributions to the local business scene, but that’s what’s happening east of Toronto as CMHA Durham is up for a prestigious award.
Over the past three years, there has been a change in health care between North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) and a community partner which has benefited more than 500 people needing crisis help.
The provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) is hosting a free webinar Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is accepting applications for the second round of the Evaluation Support Program, which aims to foster the use of evidence to inform how community services are run.
Two international experts in the fields of improvement science and implementation science discussed they use these approaches in their work. Their keynote presentation, made on Oct. 15, was hosted by the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
EENet is currently seeking applications from communities of interest to enhance their work and improve Ontario’s mental health and addictions system. The application deadline is Nov. 13.