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August 14, 2014 Mood Walks program continues to grow

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteCMHA Ontario’s Mood Walks program was featured on CBC radio this week as CMHA Elgin staff and program participants spoke to CBC Ontario Morning on the effectiveness of the program in their community. Participants in the program told CBC correspondent Kerry McKee that the nature walks coordinated by the program bring a sense of calm and focus to their day.

July 31, 2014 New UK Report highlights CMHA’s work on Mental Health and Criminal Justice

In September 2013, Paula Reid, a researcher from the United Kingdom paid a visit to CMHA Ontario to discuss the intersection of criminal justice and mental health and how to better support individuals with mental health issues who have come into contact with the law.

July 22, 2014 CMHA 2014 Conference in Calgary - Registration is now open!

CMHA Nation-Wide Conference – October 22nd-24th, 2014

REGISTRATION IS OPEN – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Opening Ceremony and Keynote
Wednesday, October 22, 5:30 pm

Institutes
Wednesday, October 22, 9:00 am—3:30 pm

Keynotes and Concurrent Sessions
Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24

 

July 17, 2014 CMHA guest blogs for Legal Aid Ontario

Mental health is a key priority for Legal Aid Ontario, including the development of a mental health strategy that will strengthen the capacity of lawyers, front-line workers and management to improve services for people living with mental health issues.

July 17, 2014 Canadian Senators listen to CMHA Ottawa

CMHA Ottawa’s efforts to inform government decision-makers about a key financial issue for people with serious mental illness (SMI) has led to results published by Canadian senators.

July 17, 2014 CMHA Toronto's work with LGBTQ populations published

Social Work in Mental Health coverCMHA Toronto’s efforts to help LGBTQ populations has received much deserved public profile in the journal, Social Work in Mental Health.

July 17, 2014 Hamilton Local HSJCC is part of a new study on ABI in inmates

A Hamilton-Wentworth (HW) Corrections – Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Working Group that was created last October out of the Hamilton Local Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee have been busy analysing and following up on results from a recent pilot project.

July 17, 2014 CMHA Grey Bruce celebrates 50 years

The Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce Branch has a big reason to celebrate this year. The organization is marking 50 years of serving individuals and their families in Grey and Bruce counties area.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario supports OHRC policy on mental health disabilities and addictions

On June 18, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched its policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions. The policy reflects the OHRC’s interpretation of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) with respect to mental health (MH) disabilities and addictions, and provides standards, guidelines and best practice examples.  The launch event featured OHRC Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall as well as speakers from the Dream Team, Empowerment Council and Ryerson University.

June 19, 2014 CMHA Ontario launches Adult Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems Map

In June 2014, CMHA OntariAdult Criminal Justice Mapo released a revamped map of the Adult Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems. This map was originally created in 2009 as part of the CMHA Ontario Network issue on Forensic Mental Health (see page 14). The new map provides an overview of the various pathways through the criminal justice and mental health systems with a focus on where these two systems intersect.  Although this map provides a general overview, it is important to note that each individual’s case can be different and not all journeys through these systems are reflected in this map.