Mental Health Notes
When a child has a mental illness, it can be confusing and isolating, not only for the child but for the entire family. Supporting parents is critical.
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust is launching a cross-country tour to raise awareness about the effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on Canada’s military and first responders.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has announced it will be releasing its report which will serve as the blueprint for a formal mental health education and training program for police departments across the country.
CMHA Ontario encourages mental health organizations and people living with mental health disabilities to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Customer Service Standard under the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In particular, CMHA Ontario is concerned that proposed changes to the AODA’s Customer Service Standard may pose challenges for people with mental health-related service animals, including emotional support animals.
As part of its continuing efforts to inform government stakeholders, representatives from CMHA Ontario recently held discussions with two government ministries important to its work: Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).
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).
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.
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.
After 20 years of service, leadership and dedication, Anita Webb has retired as CMHA Kenora’s executive director.
CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin (WWD) has shovels in the ground and begun building its new home in downtown Guelph to better serve its clients.