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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.

May 8, 2014 Community Food Centres Canada shares their new Diet & Mental Health module

In early April, Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) hosted a webinar: Diet, Mental Health, and the Role of Community Food Programs. The webinar featured The Stop Community Food Centre’s Kristyn Dunnion and Karen Davison, a dietitian and researcher with the University of British Columbia and Dietitians of Canada. For those who weren’t able to join in, the video from the event is now available on CFCC’s knowledge exchange website, The Pod and is accompanied by a wide range of resources geared to organizations engaged in food programming and/or mental health.

Follow this link to access the new module.

 

April 24, 2014 Mental health police records not criminal records: CMHA Ontario

CMHA Ontario was sought recently to comment on a new report from Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner that criticized the sharing of personal information related to suicide attempts with U.S. border officials.

April 24, 2014 Get ready for Mental Health Week 2014

Mark your calendars because the 63rd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) is almost here.

April 24, 2014 Visit official website of Mental Health Week 2014

Mental Health Week Website ScreenshotDid you know this is the 63rd year that Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has led Mental Health Week (MHW)? Do you want to find out more about the focus of MHW 2014? Interested in taking a quiz to assess your own mental health?

April 24, 2014 Womens’ mental health a focus of Mental Health Week 2014

Last year, Mental Health Week (MHW) shone a light on youth mental health. This year, the mental health of women takes the spotlight.

April 24, 2014 What’s going on in your community for Mental Health Week

Throughout the province, CMHA’s 31 local branches are getting ready for Mental Health Week (May 5-11, 2014) in different ways. Some are hosting event while others may be tshirts-300px (2)offering special programs. The best way to discover what’s going on in your community is by finding and contacting your local branch. Use our branch finder tool to help.

April 24, 2014 Join us on for a Mental Health Week Tweet chat

CMHA Ontario and Children’s Mental Health Ontario are teaming up to host a twitter discussion about mental health starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

April 24, 2014 Free webinar: Using Health Equity Impact Assessments in Community Mental Health

HEIA webinar flyerJoin CMHA Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), and Health Nexus for a free training webinar on how to use the MOHLTC Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool in community mental health. The session will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon.

April 24, 2014 All eyes on provincial budget

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the Ontario Government will release the 2014-2015 Provincial Budget. CMHA Ontario will be monitoring the Budget process with a special focus on the government’s response to our pre-Budget submission which included a number of specific recommendations in support of mental health and addiction services in Ontario.

April 24, 2014 New OHRC policy on gender identity and expression

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its Policy on Preventing Discrimination Because of Gender Identify and Gender Expression. The policy is the culmination of many years of work by many committed individuals and organizations. A major milestone along the way was the 2012 enactment of Toby’s Act, which included “gender identity” and “gender expression” as protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.