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September 22, 2016 Unique mental health program launched for Sault Ste. Marie college athletes

CMHA_TalkTodaylogo_standaloneA one-of-a-kind partnership will see 180 varsity athletes, coaches, trainers and athletic staff at Sault College receive mental health and suicide awareness training this season.

September 14, 2016 OHL player shares his mental health message

guelph-stormGuelph Storm defenceman Garrett McFadden was in the news after speaking out about the importance of maintaining positive mental health.

September 14, 2016 Baycrest supports evaluation of Living Life to the Full for Caregivers 55+

Living Life to the Full BooksCMHA Ontario and the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest have partnered to evaluate the Living Life to the Full for Caregivers 55+ project. This unique venture works to understand the impact of a mental health promotion program currently being delivered in Toronto in partnership with community agencies. The program, Living Life to the Full, is an 8-week course based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy. Also known as “12 hours that can change your life”, Living Life to the Full provides groups with skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.

September 14, 2016 Toronto Star voices a desire for national suicide prevention plan

tsstoryThe Toronto Star is calling on a nationwide suicide prevention plan to be implemented as soon as possible.

September 12, 2016 Throne speech short on mental health promises

The Liberal government delivered its speech from the Throne on Sept. 12, after Premier Kathleen Wynne prorogued the Legislature on Sept. 8. The speech was delivered by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell and focused mainly on the economy, child care and education, electricity rebates and business development. Mention of health care issues focused on primary care investments but did not make any direct mention of mental health initiatives or improvements.

September 9, 2016 Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care hosts webinar on the progress of Patients First

CMHA Ontario participated in a webinar that could mark transformative changes for the Ontario health care system.

September 2, 2016 Simplified application process for people with developmental disabilities and their families

The Ministry of Community and Social Services is simplifying the application process for young people with developmental disabilities and their families.

September 2, 2016 E-QIP holds second Advisory Group meeting

The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) Advisory Group met for the second time to discuss updates and areas of improvement.

August 26, 2016 Crisis and support line reaching London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties

ReachOut247A 24/7 crisis and support line launched Aug. 23 is bringing faster access to the most appropriate supports for those living in London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties.

August 25, 2016 Ontario working to close the gender wage gap

The final report from Ontario’s Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee urges swift government action to level the playing field on the job.