Mental Health Notes
Watch the first webinar in the Health Canada Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP) Ontario webinar series. This webinar provides:
- An overview of the evidence-based staged screening and assessment process and the new tools;
- A look at the reports that will be generated by the electronic administration of the assessment tool;
- An update on the implementation status and plans (including training and certification); and
- Information about impacts to the system, agencies, and clients.
Hamilton is addressing the needs of local youth with mental health and/or addiction issues as they move from youth to adult services. To do this, community members participating in Ontario’s System Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) initiative selected the Transition to Independence (TIP) intervention. The SISC initiative is supported by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Provincial System Support Program.
This webinar will provide:
- a foundational overview on opioids
- information on use, treatment, and overdose prevention
- a harm reduction strategy focusing on reducing overdose deaths through the use of naloxone programs in Oxford County
A new app, thinkFull, provides tools and techniques to help understand and manage daily stress.
The findings were not ideal.
In order to support the mental health of the OPP workforce, and improve outcomes of police interactions with people with mental health issues in communities, OPP released its’ first Mental Health Strategy, Our People, Our Communities on Dec 2, 2015.
CMHA Ontario and CMHA branches participated in the 2015 Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee Conference, Mobilizing Community: Promoting Resiliency, Sustaining Recovery and Resorting Justice, held in Toronto from Nov. 16 to 18. The conference was attended by more than 400 individuals from across multiple sectors including community mental health and addictions, developmental disabilities, police services, corrections, courts, legal clinics and five Ministries.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) is working to change its protocols when it comes to people with mental illnesses entering the criminal justice system. That’s the message Minister Yasir Naqvi shared at the Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) conference last week.