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March 13, 2014 Mood Walks presents exciting opportunity for mental health organizations

moodwalksA new CMHA Ontario initiative is offering resources and support for mental health organizations to create an innovative new program.

March 13, 2014 See how a unique program uses physical activity to improve mental health

An upcoming free presentation hosted by the International Initiative for Mental Health Leaders in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and CMHA Ontario, will examine how physical activity can improve the health and longevity of people experiencing mental illness.

February 27, 2014 CMHA Sault Ste. Marie-Algoma and partners launch central hub for mental health services in northeastern Ontario

People served by CMHA Sault Ste. Marie-Algoma can now use the region’s first source of centralized access for mental health and addiction services. Launched recently, the Central Access and Information Service is a partnership between the branch, North Shore Community Support Services in Elliot Lake and other mental health and addiction service providers in Algoma.

 

February 27, 2014 CMHA addresses need for mental health and safety training in the workplace

Employers need to focus on mental health in the workplace just like they would do physical health, states a recent article authored by Kathy Jurgens, National Program Manager for Mental Health Works – a Canada-wide program based at CMHA Ontario.

February 27, 2014 Integration Repository: A Tool for Healthy Community Collaborations

Image of Integration Resource website. Linked to website.Of 140 people that registered, nearly everyone participated in a free webinar recently about a new online repository that might help them overcome challenges when it comes to the world of integration.

February 27, 2014 CMHA tweets health equity with organizations across the province

CMHA Ontario recently participated in an online discussion hosted by Health Nexus on benefits and strategies for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s (MOHLTC) Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool.

February 13, 2014 Jury issues recommendations in triple-shooting inquest; CMHA Ontario offers its opinion

The jury in an Ontario coroner’s inquest into the deaths of Reyal Jardine-Douglas, Sylvia Klibingaitis and Michael Eligon, three mentally ill Toronto residents fatally shot by police, has released dozens of recommendations to help prevent similar tragedies in the future.

February 13, 2014 CMHA Ontario hosts consultations on Legal Aid Ontario’s Mental Health Strategy

CMHA Ontario continues to play a role in the ongoing development of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) Mental Health Strategy, hosting two recent consultation sessions that garnered input from key stakeholder groups.

February 13, 2014 Start a Mood Walks group for older adults

moodwalksAre you interested in starting a walking group for older adults living with a mental illness? Join us for a one-hour information webinar on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 11 a.m., to find out how your organization can participate in the Mood Walks project. The webinar is open to mental health service providers, consumer/survivor initiatives, hiking clubs, conservation areas, and other community organizations in Ontario.

February 13, 2014 CMHA Ottawa brings mental illnesses out of the shadows with new video

CMHA Ottawa is working to combat stereotypes of mental health conditions by sharing personal stories of people living with mental health issues.