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March 11, 2016 Legal Aid Ontario launches new mental health strategy

LAO coverLegal Aid Ontario (LAO) has developed a new Mental Health Strategy to better serve people with lived experiences of mental health and addictions.

March 10, 2016 Opportunities remain to provide input for Strategy for a Safer Ontario

ontsafe_webThere are still three opportunities to attend Strategy for a Safer Ontario (SSO) public consultations –Toronto on March 10, Cobourg on March 21 and Ottawa on April 2.

March 10, 2016 CMHA webinar series highlights need for supports in refugee mental health

keyboard-supportCMHA Ontario hosted two webinars in February to share expertise and support the community mental health sector in responding to the needs of Syrian and other refugee populations. Each webinar focused on providing people and organizations in the community mental health sector with information, tools and resources to inform work with marginalized populations.

March 9, 2016 More than 40 organizations selected to participate in Mood Walks

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteBeginning in early spring 2016, the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project will support community agencies to plan, implement and evaluate hiking groups that promote physical activity as a way to improve physical and mental health.

March 8, 2016 CMHA provides feedback on PTSD legislation

CMHA Ontario shared a number of key recommendations on Bill 163 – Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act this week at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee for Social Policy.

March 8, 2016 CMHA Ontario’s Enabling Minds featured in sport accessibility webinar

CMHA Ontario’s Scott Mitchell will join a panel of Canadian athletes and accessibility advocates to share how greater accessibility and inclusion in sport can positively affect the health and well-being of marginalized populations.

March 4, 2016 Talk Today games reach the masses in February

sting3The point of the Talk Today awareness games last month – a collaboration between CMHA branches and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams – was to get people talking about mental health.

March 2, 2016 Junior hockey players accepting hairy donations for CMHA

Junior hockey players from across the country are growing their hockey hair. And CMHA branches are the beneficiaries.

March 2, 2016 Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy

With a federal budget to be delivered on March 22, CMHA Ontario and National will continue advocating for a key government ask: a nation-wide suicide prevention strategy.

March 1, 2016 CMHA Ontario identifies areas of improvement in Patients First submission

CMHA Ontario is emphasizing the need for stronger partnerships between primary health care, community mental health and addictions providers.