Mental Health Notes
Canadian astronaut and physician Dr. Dave Williams knows working collaboratively while in outer space is essential.
The first round of coaches have been named to the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP), giving the partnership the ability to offer tailored support to those community mental health and addictions agencies looking to enhance Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives.
Dr.Cheryl Forchuk, Associate Director of Nursing Research at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, closed the CMHA Ontario pre-conference by urging delegates to examine the expanding role of technology in mental health care.
Results from a 2016 survey of more than 25,000 Ontario university and college students indicate anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts have increased on campuses within the last three years.
The Ontario government’s mandate letters noted mental health and addictions issues significant to CMHA Ontario’s interests of increasing adequate and appropriate accessibility and supports for people with lived experience.
Health Quality Ontario has released an open call for volunteers to help form an advisory committee that will set quality standards for care provided to individuals living with schizophrenia within Ontario comminutes.
Guelph Storm defenceman Garrett McFadden was in the news after speaking out about the importance of maintaining positive mental health.
CMHA Ontario and the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest have partnered to evaluate the Living Life to the Full for Caregivers 55+ project. This unique venture works to understand the impact of a mental health promotion program currently being delivered in Toronto in partnership with community agencies. The program, Living Life to the Full, is an 8-week course based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy. Also known as “12 hours that can change your life”, Living Life to the Full provides groups with skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.