Mental Health Notes
Ontario is launching consultations for a renewed Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy to support the province’s goals of improving outcomes for people and ending homelessness. The Consultation Discussion Guide outlines the progress of the current strategy, future goals and areas where more input from partners is needed. Participants can submit their views to the government online, by telephone or in writing by July 3, 2015.
A recent webinar by the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) focused on a Mental Health Adult Pre-Charge Diversion Program in Durham Region. Constable Scott Logan, along with Yolanda Diston and Valerie Mussington from Durham Mental Health Services, engaged over 150 webinar participants in a discussion about local efforts in implementing this program and how it has helped them make referrals and improve police awareness of mental health issues.
Two integration case studies were presented in a webinar hosted by Community Health Ontario on April 15, the first event in a three-part series. Close to 70 participants heard two stories from opposite ends of the spectrum — a collaborative alliance in the South West LHIN, and a full merger in Toronto Central LHIN — followed by an informative Q&A session.
Join a free webinar and learn how you can use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to inform the services you deliver.
Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)
The stigma, or shame, associated with mental illness often keeps people from seeking help for their mental health and/or substance use concerns. This stigma is sometimes the result of shame about having a mental health concern or of other people’s negative perceptions of those who seek mental health services.
Join the next EENet webinar — a French-language event. This program will answer the questions:
- Why do some programs achieve the expected results and others don’t ?
- Why do some programs lose their effectiveness over time ?
- What exactly is “implementation science”?
CMHA National recently released a position statement on the “Right to Privacy related to Mental Health Information contained within Police Records.” This position statement comes in the wake of the announcement that the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in Ontario will be drafting new legislation on what police services can and cannot disclose. The BC Information and Privacy Commissioner has also issued an order stating that information related to an individual’s mental health should not be included in police information checks.
A new study comparing addiction treatment services programs in Peterborough indicates that there is a need for a residential detox program for the counties of Peterborough, Haliburton, Kawartha and Northumberland. Olivia Emino, a fourth-year Trent University student, conducted the research and recently presented her work at a showcase of applied research projects. Emino worked under the supervision of Dave Jarvis, Chair of the Regional Haliburton/Kawartha/Pine Ridge Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee, a committee which also helped to sponsor this work.
The Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) is pleased to announce their 10th Anniversary Conference taking place in Toronto on October 14-15, 2015, with a pre-conference taking place on October 13, 2015.