Mental Health Notes
CMHA National recently released a position statement on the “Right to Privacy related to Mental Health Information contained within Police Records.” This position statement comes in the wake of the announcement that the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in Ontario will be drafting new legislation on what police services can and cannot disclose. The BC Information and Privacy Commissioner has also issued an order stating that information related to an individual’s mental health should not be included in police information checks.
A new study comparing addiction treatment services programs in Peterborough indicates that there is a need for a residential detox program for the counties of Peterborough, Haliburton, Kawartha and Northumberland. Olivia Emino, a fourth-year Trent University student, conducted the research and recently presented her work at a showcase of applied research projects. Emino worked under the supervision of Dave Jarvis, Chair of the Regional Haliburton/Kawartha/Pine Ridge Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee, a committee which also helped to sponsor this work.
The Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) is pleased to announce their 10th Anniversary Conference taking place in Toronto on October 14-15, 2015, with a pre-conference taking place on October 13, 2015.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Muskoka Parry Sound has officially opened its doors as the organization’s 32nd branch in Ontario.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Sudbury-Manitoulin (SM) branch is receiving more than one million dollars from the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to fund a new harm reduction home for individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use issues.
CMHA staff and front-line workers from across the province will gather in Toronto this month on April 26, 2015 for the first-ever the CMHA Ontario Division Conference.
Policy makers, people with lived experience of mental health issues, and staff from community mental health agencies recently came together for a one-day knowledge exchange and networking summit hosted by CMHA Ontario’s Mood Walks initiative.
The first webinar in this three-part series examining integration initiatives in Ontario’s community health sector will profile recent integration initiatives in the community health sector in Ontario.
As part of their regular duties, hospital security workers often interact with individuals in crisis. And like their first-responder counterparts, they also deal with operational stress.
The provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) has opened the call for abstract submissions for their 2015 Conference. The conference, titled “Mobilizing Community – Promoting Resiliency, Sustaining Recovery & Restoring Justice” will be held from November 16-18, 2015 in Toronto.