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Mental Health Notes


A free biweekly newsletter published by CMHA Ontario, featuring mental health news and events.


To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to Submissions may be edited for publication. All submissions are subject to approval, and CMHA Ontario reserves the right to refuse any submission at its sole discretion.

October 29, 2015 Prescription for crisis relief: unique hospital-community partnership helping hundreds

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.

October 29, 2015 HSJCC webinar to explore structure changes

The provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) is hosting a free webinar Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

October 29, 2015 Applications open for evaluation support program at Ontario Brain Institute

Ontario Brain Institute.  Converge.  Discover. Deliver.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.

October 29, 2015 Improving Quality, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Health Interventions

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.

October 29, 2015 Get support for your community of interest

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.

October 29, 2015 StatsCan: Immigrant women more likely to be higher educated, unemployed than Canadian born peers

A new Statistics Canada report finds that immigrant women are more likely than Canadian-born counterparts to hold a university degree, yet often face higher levels of unemployment. In addition, university-educated immigrant women were more likely than Canadian-born women to report working in a job requiring less education.

October 29, 2015 New Community Workspace on Homelessness now available

Join Now!  The Community Workspace on HomelessnessThe Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH)/Homelessness Hub has launched the Community Workspace on Homelessness – an interactive space for communities and by communities. This online platform will provide an opportunity for leaders, service providers and policymakers to share information, seek input and guidance from others, as well as have discussions around homelessness.

October 29, 2015 National Housing Day aims to raise awareness about homelessness

Housing flyerThe Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario and the Right to Housing Coalition in Toronto are inviting people concerned about the lack of housing and rising homelessness to a march followed by an assembly on Nov. 20 to mark National Housing Day.

October 15, 2015 CMHA and Canadians call on federal parties for increased mental health funding

Transition-Fund-web-banner-textThis election, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is calling on federal parties to commit to sustainable funding of mental health and addiction services and programs for all Canadians. Based on a Nanos poll commissioned by CMHA, 90% of Canadians support a federally funded 10-year Mental Health Transition and Innovation Fund that would improve access to timely, high quality mental health and addiction programs and services in all provinces and territories.

October 15, 2015 Talk Today spreads west

twitter imageCMHA BC and the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) launched Talk Today, a program to enhance the mental health of young athletes, on Tuesday, Oct. 6.