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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.

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 5, 2013 CMHA Ontario among experts at community safety forum

communitysafetypicCMHA Ontario was among more than three dozen participants from many sectors across the province to share knowledge about comprehensive approaches to community safety during a special forum hosted by the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO).

December 5, 2013 Have you realized the potential of HEIA?

heia_bannerLast week the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest hosted a sold-out forum titled, Realizing the Potential of HEIA: Lessons Learned. The event brought together HEIA experts and users from across and beyond the health system.

November 26, 2013 Participate in a survey and help shape walking programs to benefit mental health of older adults

moodwalksMental health organizations and individuals with lived experience of mental illness are invited to complete a brief survey for Mood Walks, a project to support community mental health organizations across Ontario to launch educational walking programs for older adults.

November 21, 2013 CMHA Ontario, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario collaborate on quality improvement initiative to support mental health and addictions sector

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) are working collaboratively to lead an initiative that will support community-based mental health and addictions organizations enhance quality improvement.