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July 17, 2014 Social entrepreneurship: The Workman Arts story

Workman Arts is an organization that works with artists with mental health and addiction issues and has offered performances and displays to hundreds of thousands of people since 1987. It was founded based on the principle that the creative process is integral to the quest for personal and spiritual development.

July 17, 2014 Innovations in mental health

Wraparound Milwaukee is a unique system of care for children with serious emotional, behavioural, and mental health needs and their families. It uses a wraparound approach that focuses on strength-based, individualized care. Combined with a unique organizational structure, it delivers a comprehensive and flexible array of services to youth and their families.

July 17, 2014 Snowshoe inquiry prompts calls to improve mental health services for inmates

A recent public inquiry into the death of Edward Snowshoe in the federal penitentiary system has renewed calls across the country to improve coordination of mental health and justice services, particularly for inmates with mental health histories.

July 17, 2014 Read all about it: The Centre releases annual report

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has released its 2013-14 annual reportThe Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has released its 2013-14 annual report, (knowledge + innovation)you = awesome

As the Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary, this report takes the opportunity to reflect on how far the child and youth mental health sector has come and look ahead to a future full of possibilities.

July 17, 2014 Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI) Survey

Are you a peer supporter? If so, OPDI’s Community of Practice wants your input.

July 17, 2014 Free online French mental health course available for professionals who work with refugees

The French version of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Refugee Mental Health course is now accepting fall and winter registrations for 2014-15.

July 15, 2014 Provincial budget commitments to mental health and addictions welcome

(Tuesday, July 15, 2014) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) are pleased with the provincial government’s budget commitments on issues that affect people living with mental health and addictions problems.

July 8, 2014 Legal Aid Ontario supports development of mental health disabilities and addictions intake tool

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is partnering with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (P-HSJCC) to create a standard set of intake questions to identify at-risk and high-needs clients and ensure they get the legal supports they need.

July 7, 2014 Mood Walks launches newsletter

Participants, partners and leaders in the Mood Walks educational walking program for older adults with mental health issues have a new resource to draw upon now that that the first edition of “The Mood Walker” has been published.

July 7, 2014 CMHA Ontario 2013/2014 Annual Report available now

CMHA Ontario has released its 2013/2014 Annual Report. The report highlights:

  • Achievements from some of CMHA’s 31 branches throughout the province
  • CMHA Ontario initiatives and collaborations with other organizations in the mental health and addictions sector and beyond
  • An overview of the organization’s policy and health systems work about issues such as mental health police records, police and emergency department use, concurrent disorders and accessibility.