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December 18, 2014 Registration open for CMHA Ontario’s free Brief Services course

Complex Needs Brief Services Course flyerCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the free online course called “Brief Services – Foundational Principles and Therapeutic Approaches.” The course will be available to registered participants in late January 2015.

December 18, 2014 Taking the Pulse of Ontario's Mental Health on TVO’s The Agenda

the Agenda screenshotA recent episode of TVO’s The Agenda offered a detailed look at the progress of Ontario’s mental health strategy, launched in 2011 to transform the province’s mental health system, and explored the strategy’s next steps which were recently announced by the government.

 

December 18, 2014 CMHA Ontario’s Minding Our Bodies program featured in B.C. magazine

Visions Magazine coverIn the most recent edition of Visions, BC’s quarterly magazine on mental health and addictions, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Director of Knowledge Transfer, Scott Mitchell, writes about the Minding Our Bodies initiative and how it has sparked other mental health projects at the local and provincial levels.

December 18, 2014 OCAN tool stakeholder focus group

Do you belong to a visible minority? Have you experienced a mental health concern? Have you filled out the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) tool in the past 6 months?

December 4, 2014 CMHA Oxford shares tips on coping with the winter blues

As winter sets in across the country, some Canadians may notice a significant difference in mood. Known as the “winter blues,” this seasonal shift in mood and energy affects one in five Canadians. The winter blues differs from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, which affects about two percent of the population and is a serious form of depression.

November 28, 2014 Minister kicks off CMHA Ontario’s third regional trauma-workshop in Toronto

Tweet from Minister MacCharles: "Great start to the day at @CMHAOntario, talking #mentalhealth w/frontline workers. Great to see u, @HincksDellcrest "The Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project held its third regional workshop on trauma-informed care in Toronto on Nov. 27 and 28, 2014. Minister MacCharles was joined by Camille Quenneville, CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, to open the first day of the two-day training.

November 28, 2014 CMHA Ontario speaks out on the mental health of Canadian Forces

The topic of mental health in the Canadian Forces has been dominating headlines recently thanks to new developments in Ottawa, including the federal government’s announcement to commit $200 million for new and expanded mental health initiatives for the military.

November 25, 2014 Phase two of Ontario’s mental health and addictions strategy announced

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario welcomes phase two of the Ontario government’s 10-year Comprehensive Mental Health and Addiction Strategy.

November 20, 2014 Canada’s most-circulated newspaper covers CMHA Ontario walking initiative

Mood Walks Image from the StarToronto Star reporter Andrea Gordon joined the York Region and South Simcoe Branch’s Mood Walks group in early November for the final walk of the fall season. Read the Star article.

November 20, 2014 CMHA Ontario trainings highlight support tools for children and youth mental health

The Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project has delivered three additional trainings this month to more than 400 direct service providers.