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January 8, 2014 Offenders unable to retrieve belongings poses risks

An upcoming webinar hosted by the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) will examine issues related to Ontario’s justice system and the challenges offenders face retrieving personal property.

January 7, 2014 Addiction Supportive Housing Implementation Review reveals impact of housing support

Housing support in any form is an effective intervention for people with severe addiction or mental health issues in the province, according to a review by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO).

January 7, 2014 Addictions and Mental Health Ontario welcome presentations for 2014 conference

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario invites mental health researchers, policy-makers and service providers the opportunity to share valuable information with the mental health sector by presenting at the 2014 Annual Addictions and Mental Health conference.

December 20, 2013 CMHA Ontario CEO responds to police interactions with individuals living with mental illnesses

The public wants better outcomes when it comes to police handling situations involving those with mental health issues, CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville told the Canadian Press.

 

December 20, 2013 Help improve mental health accessibility in Ontario – deadline extended

Image courtesy of Master / FreeDigitalPhotos.netTHINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: The deadline has been extended to participate in a short survey for the Mental Health Accessibility Project, an initiative that aims to promote innovation in mental health accessibility and disability accommodation in Ontario.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Ontario receives $300,000 grant from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

A $300,000 grant awarded to CMHA Ontario will be used to teach older adults across the province the necessary skills to tackle mental health issues such as distress, anxiety and depression and enable them to change personal behaviours, including becoming more physically active and eating a healthier diet.

December 19, 2013 Amalgamation aims to improve mental health services in three Ontario Counties

The Brant County and the Haldimand Norfolk branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association are exploring a voluntary integration between the two organizations to better serve their communities. Citing a commitment to improve the client experience, access, and maintain high quality health care, board representatives from both branches have begun the planning work necessary to ensure the amalgamated organization provides enhanced services.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Peel CEO leaves lasting legacy

After 33 years of service in the mental health community, Sandy Milakovic is retiring as CMHA Peel’s Chief Executive Officer.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Ontario featured in a special Mental Health report

CamilleIntheNewsIn case you missed it, Ontario subscribers to Canada’s largest daily newspaper received a special mental health report in a recent issue of the Toronto Star. The report, simply titled, “Mental Health” featured a front-page column by Camille Quenneville, CEO, CMHA Ontario.

December 19, 2013 Mental Health Notes will be back in 2014!

holiday candlesCMHA Ontario would like thank readers for their feedback over the past year which has allowed us to grow and improve Mental Health Notes with each passing issue.

Mental Health Notes will be taking a short break after this issue, but will be back on January 30, 2014.

CMHA Ontario wishes you all a happy holiday season.