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January 15, 2015 Evidence to Action: Ontario students’ mental health and well-being

OSDUHS ImageOn December 1, 2014, EENet and the Health Promotion Resource Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health hosted a webinar featuring provincial partners who have used the mental health and well-being data from the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey to inform programming, planning, and policy.

January 15, 2015 How do a clinician’s emotions affect the way they deliver treatment for eating disorders?

EENET Student SpotlightThere are two existing theories that suggest clinicians may unintentionally play a negative role in the outcomes of treatment for eating disorders. These theories suggest that despite their good intentions, the way a clinician thinks, feels, and acts can sometimes affect how they deliver treatment.

January 15, 2015 Join the National conversation about mental health

Bell Lets TalkThe fifth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is coming up so get ready to break the silence around mental illness and support mental health across Canada. Each year, Bell hosts its annual campaign and this edition features celebrities such as Cara Hughes, Howie Mandel and Michael Landsberg who will encourage Canadians to talk about mental health and help end the stigma that surrounds it.

January 15, 2015 #CHHSLetsTalk campaign uses social media to fight stigma

A small grassroots movement launched at a Calgary high school has now reached a global audience and raised thousands of dollars for mental health.

January 15, 2015 Solutions to homelessness: Evaluating what works and for whom

Image of Homeless Hub PyramidThe Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) has developed a framework that can help both funders and providers determine what works, why, and for whom it works as they implement various solutions to end homelessness. The framework has two parts and is entitled What Works and for Whom? A Hierarchy of Evidence for Promising Practices Research.

January 15, 2015 Celebrate Hot Tea month with a cup for your mental health

Image of tea being pouredJanuary is Hot Tea Month in Canada! Canadians drink almost 10 million cups of tea each year, and in the midst of the frosty winter weather, the hot beverage is a great way for tea lovers to drink their way to good health.

January 15, 2015 Canadian organization delivering alternative treatment for mood disorders in Philippines

With a grant from the Canadian Government’s Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto is delivering alternative mental health care treatments to Filipino children with mood disorders.

 

January 12, 2015 Improve our children’s health. It’s time to Make Room for Play!

PART4616_TWCAR_280X150_EParticipACTION is launching a new campaign to increase awareness about how screen time is taking away from play time. Inactivity has become a major health problem for Canadian children. Only five percent of Canadian kids accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily.

December 23, 2014 CMHA Thunder Bay Branch appoints new CEO

The Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sharon Pitawanakwat as the incoming Chief Executive Officer.

December 18, 2014 Big changes afoot for ODSP employment benefits in 2015

ODSP imageAs we get ready to ring in the new year, the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is gearing up for some changes that will have a significant impact on the income levels of OSDP recipients. First announced in the 2014 Budget, the Ontario Government plans to eliminate three existing employment benefits for recipients of ODSP and create a new “Employment-Related Benefit” (ERB) program beginning April 1, 2015.