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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.

January 30, 2014 Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario recognizes the one-year anniversary of mentally healthier Canadian workplaces

image of MHCC psychological standard cover and download linkCMHA Ontario is pleased to celebrate the first anniversary of Canada’s first-ever National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canada.

January 10, 2014 CMHA offers opinion about operational stress injuries and mental illnesses in the police force

Kathy Jurgens, National Program Manager for Mental Health Works – a Canada-wide program based at CMHA Ontario – was recently quoted about the mental health challenges that officers face in their line of work.

January 7, 2014 Addiction Supportive Housing Implementation Review reveals impact of housing support

Housing support in any form is an effective intervention for people with severe addiction or mental health issues in the province, according to a review by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).

December 20, 2013 Help improve mental health accessibility in Ontario – deadline extended

Image courtesy of Master / FreeDigitalPhotos.netTHINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The deadline has been extended to participate in a short survey for the Mental Health Accessibility Project, an initiative that aims to promote innovation in mental health accessibility and disability accommodation in Ontario.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Ontario receives $300,000 grant from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

A $300,000 grant awarded to CMHA Ontario will be used to teach older adults across the province the necessary skills to tackle mental health issues such as distress, anxiety and depression and enable them to change personal behaviours, including becoming more physically active and eating a healthier diet.

December 19, 2013 Amalgamation aims to improve mental health services in three Ontario Counties

The Brant County and the Haldimand Norfolk branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association are exploring a voluntary integration between the two organizations to better serve their communities. Citing a commitment to improve the client experience, access, and maintain high quality health care, board representatives from both branches have begun the planning work necessary to ensure the amalgamated organization provides enhanced services.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Peel CEO leaves lasting legacy

After 33 years of service in the mental health community, Sandy Milakovic is retiring as CMHA Peel’s Chief Executive Officer.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Ontario featured in a special Mental Health report

CamilleIntheNewsIn case you missed it, Ontario subscribers to Canada’s largest daily newspaper received a special mental health report in a recent issue of the Toronto Star. The report, simply titled, “Mental Health” featured a front-page column by Camille Quenneville, CEO, CMHA Ontario.

December 19, 2013 Mental Health Notes will be back in 2014!

holiday candlesCMHA Ontario would like thank readers for their feedback over the past year which has allowed us to grow and improve Mental Health Notes with each passing issue.

Mental Health Notes will be taking a short break after this issue, but will be back on January 30, 2014.

CMHA Ontario wishes you all a happy holiday season.

December 19, 2013 Ontario filling funding gap with temporary health program

Image courtesy of sscreations / FreeDigitalPhotos.NetThe Ontario government has announced that it is taking steps to address gaps in health coverage for refugee claimants by introducing the new Ontario Temporary Health Program. Effective Jan 1, 2014, the temporary provincial program will allow refugee claimants to access most primary care and urgent hospital services, as well as medication coverage, regardless of immigration status or country of origin.