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June 19, 2015 Do wait times affect care pathways for children’s mental health services?

In Ontario, children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are unable to keep up with the demand. The result is wait lists for these services. In an effort to get help, some families may contact more than one service provider. This can lead to lost time and emotional stress for families, and duplication of services and other inefficiencies for the CAMHS system.

June 19, 2015 Be Safe app goes provincial!

Learn how to use it with youth at a free training webinar

BeSafe-2014-03Be Safe has been expanded across the province. This free app was created in 2014 to help youth in London Middlesex to more effectively connect with local mental health and addiction resources.

June 5, 2015 Best practice guidelines for promoting mental health in children and youth

Improving child and youth mental health was highlighted as a provincial priority by the government of Ontario, as described in its mental health strategy, Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

June 5, 2015 Youth-adult partnerships in community mental health promotion

Youth-adult partnerships involve youth and adults working together to improve the systems that affect them. While research on the effects of these partnerships in community mental health promotion is limited, research in other areas demonstrate positive benefits for youth.

May 21, 2015 Improving mental health services using the Ontario Common Assessment of Need

The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is the provincial standardized assessment tool for the community mental health sector. This tool supports a consumer-driven approach and focuses conversations on the client’s needs and strengths, and the development of a recovery plan.

May 21, 2015 Preventing homelessness among newcomer youth

Image of Research Report Round-upYoung people under 24 years of age are the fastest growing segment of Canada’s homeless population. In Toronto, about one quarter of homeless youth were born outside Canada. But there is a lack of research that specifically explores the cross-section of youth homelessness and newcomer status.

May 7, 2015 Webinar: Using OCAN in community mental health

Sign up for this free webinar and find out how you can use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to inform the services you deliver.

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)

April 23, 2015 Sharing experiences: Using OCAN in Community Mental Health

Join a free webinar and learn how you can use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) to inform the services you deliver.

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EST)

April 23, 2015 Reducing stigma in primary care settings

The stigma, or shame, associated with mental illness often keeps people from seeking help for their mental health and/or substance use concerns. This stigma is sometimes the result of shame about having a mental health concern or of other people’s negative perceptions of those who seek mental health services.

April 23, 2015 Introduction to implementation science

Join the next EENet webinar — a French-language event. This program will answer the questions:

  • Why do some programs achieve the expected results and others don’t ?
  • Why do some programs lose their effectiveness over time ?
  • What exactly is “implementation science”?