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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 23, 2015 Webinar series explores shades of integration

Image of Integration Resource website. Linked to website.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.

April 23, 2015 Sharing experiences: Using OCAN in Community Mental Health

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)

April 23, 2015 Reducing stigma in primary care settings

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.

April 23, 2015 Introduction to implementation science

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”?
April 23, 2015 CMHA National releases position on police record checks

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.

April 23, 2015 Residential detox program needed according to Regional HSJCC sponsored project

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.

 

April 23, 2015 EPION 10th anniversary conference – Call for proposals

EPIONThe 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.

April 9, 2015 CMHA Ontario grows to 32 branches across the province

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Muskoka Parry Sound has officially opened its doors as the organization’s 32nd branch in Ontario.

April 9, 2015 North East LHIN invests in community mental health, CMHA

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Sudbury-Manitoulin (SM) branch is receiving more than one million dollars from the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to fund a new harm reduction home for individuals who experience chronic homelessness and have substance use issues.

April 9, 2015 CMHA Ontario hosts first-ever provincial conference

CMHA Ontario conferenceCMHA staff and front-line workers from across the province will gather in Toronto this month on April 26, 2015 for the first-ever the CMHA Ontario Division Conference.