Mental Health Notes
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.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has released a Call for Proposals to identify organizations, or groups of organizations working in partnership, to pilot Local Employment Planning Councils (LEPCs). This is a major initiative under the Ministry’s Employment and Training Services Initiative (ETSI).
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, is hosting its inaugural Toronto Homelessness Research Symposium on Monday, October 19, 2015.
In the next EENet webinar, you’ll learn about the Ontario results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Monitor, the longest ongoing survey of substance use and mental health among adults in Canada.
Some interventions have been proven effective to prevent and treat substance use problems in mothers, but Canadian agencies serving women are not putting them into practice. To better understand how these agencies are deciding on the treatments they provide, Ontario researchers conducted a descriptive, qualitative study.
Substance use can have a significant impact on the mother and child, as well as on their families and the larger community. Most pregnant women who use drugs and alcohol face stigma and discrimination, which can affect the care they seek and receive.