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Mental Health Notes

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

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To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to news@ontario.cmha.ca. 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.

April 10, 2014 Agreements with LHINs improved, thanks to CMHA Ontario and AMHO

New three-year agreements between Ontario’s community mental health and addictions programs and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are more reflective of the working realities of mental health service providers. The improvements are thanks to work by CMHA Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).

April 10, 2014 Do you have a training resource to share?

CMHA Ontario is developing an online repository of existing training resources for frontline workers who provide services to children and youth with complex mental health needs.

April 10, 2014 Strong Client Focus earns CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin high praise

CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin received significant recognition recently for its dedication and service to people living with mental health issues. It was awarded exemplary standing by the leading agency in the field of health care accreditation, Accreditation Canada.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Kenora’s executive director retires

After 20 years of service, leadership and dedication, Anita Webb has retired as CMHA Kenora’s executive director.

April 10, 2014 CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin builds new site to better serve community

CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin (WWD) has shovels in the ground and begun building its new home in downtown Guelph to better serve its clients.

April 10, 2014 Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) proposes government plan for investment in supportive housing

AMHO_logonew report from Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) calls on the Ontario government to adopt a seven-year plan of investment in supportive housing as the most cost-effective way to help people recovering from mental health and addictions challenges.

April 10, 2014 Study examines links between homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals and traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from vehicle accidents, firearms, falls and other causes. TBIs include things like concussions and are about seven times more common among homeless people than the general population.

April 10, 2014 How city design impacts mental health
Image courtesy of Spacing

Image courtesy of Spacing

A recent article in Spacing magazine titled, “Designing Cities that Positively Impact Mental Health” describes how the urban landscape affects our well-being. The article promotes mixed-use communities: communities where public facilities, such as schools, workplaces, grocery stores, etc., are located close together. These communities enable residents to easily walk, bike or bus to get to and from different places.

April 10, 2014 Gaming for Change

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) has developed a prototype for a fun, scenario-based app about bullying, designed to improve (and measure) empathy while teaching coping and preventative skills.

April 10, 2014 Youth with lived experience contribute expertise

As part of Ontario’s Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) initiative, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) partnered with the provincial youth mental health program mindyourmind to support the work of the London Service Collaborative.