Mental Health Notes
The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has launched a new policy paper, Pathways to care for youth with concurrent mental health and substance use disorders.
This paper examines the unique challenges faced by young people experiencing both mental health and addiction issues. It describes current efforts to bridge the gaps in the system and suggests system- and service-level changes that could improve the availability, timeliness, coordination and effectiveness of services across sectors for youth presenting with concurrent disorders.
Would you like to see an effective, accessible and coordinated mental health system that makes sense for Ontario children, youth and families? Are you a service provider, leader, researcher, youth or family member who’s ready to put your experience to work at the provincial level? The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health wants to hear from you!
More than two dozen staff volunteers from CMHA Ontario and CMHA Toronto hit the streets of downtown Toronto to kick off Mental Health Week (MHW) and encourage people to think about the importance of their mental health
People in the Greater Toronto Area have been reminded that it is Mental Health Week (May 5-11) 2014 in a very special way.
On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, CMHA Ontario and Children’s Mental Health Ontario teamed up to host a Twitter discussion on positive mental health for Mental Health Week.
Camille Quenneville, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario told CBC Radio that Mental Health Week (MHW) 2014 is a prime opportunity for people to lose the stigma and speak about the issue of mental health.
CMHA Ontario was pleased to present a mental health perspective on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to Mayo Moran, Dean of the University of Toronto law school, as part of her legislative review of the Act. Moran was appointed in September 2013 to conduct this review of the AODA, and as part of the process, held consultations in London, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Ottawa. CMHA Ontario participated in the Toronto consultation on April 29, 2014.
CMHA Ontario recently partnered with HIGH FIVE and the St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club to co-present a workshop at the Boys and Girls Club of Canada (BGCC) 2014 National Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The workshop explored the role of after school programs in strengthening children’s mental health and was well-attended by after school program providers.
Registration is open for the Crisis Workers Society of Ontario (CWSO) 2014 annual conference, this year organized by CMHA Oxford County.
Join CMHA Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and Health Nexus for a free training webinar on how to use the MOHLTC Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool in community mental health. The session will take place on May 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon.