Mental Health Notes
Standing ovations and cake are not something we typically expect to see in a courtroom, but for the 15 graduates of the Drug Treatment Court (DTC) in the Waterloo region, this is a rite of passage.
Individuals who use mental health services indicate that access and availability are two of the most important elements for engaging in services. During their conference presentation, CMHA Lambton Kent shared an innovative approach to address mental health needs at early onset: the Rapid Assessment Intervention and Treatment (RAIT) Program.
We all benefit from making lifestyle changes that improve our health and well-being. Clinicians, who are deeply invested in client care, often provide advice and suggestions to their clients to facilitate these changes, which range from eating healthier foods to seeking mental health services. Clients, on the other hand, may face a multitude of challenges that prevent them from undertaking a variety of health behaviours. They may not know where to start or how to overcome seemingly insurmountable barriers.
Sign up for this free webinar and find out 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)
CMHA Ontario is hosting a series of mental health and addictions related training opportunities on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 as part of the first-ever CMHA Ontario Division conference. Sessions include training in Trauma Informed Care, Mental Health Works, Mood Walks, and Motivational Interviewing.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) is delighted to announce that Claudia den Boer Grima is the new CEO effective April 6, 2015.
On May 6-7, 2015, the University of Waterloo will host the first Canadian conference devoted to Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP), a worldwide movement to protect the Earth’s two most important assets.
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.