Sunnybrook’s Collaborative on Research and Education in Youth Bipolar Disorder (SCORE-YBD) is hosting its first event on November 20 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, McLaughlin Lecture Centre.
CAST Canada is requesting papers and presentations for a national conference focused on new approaches to trauma. The conference will be exploring emerging, progressive and creative ideas to address trauma for helping professionals and their clients. There is a particular interest in mind-body connections and successful programs and therapies from the community, including service providers and schools. Anyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal to help achieve a diversity of perspectives. Creative formats are encouraged.
On November 20, the Minding Our Bodies project and Health Equity and Race Ontario (HERO) will be holding a forum in Ottawa. The forum will explore issues of equity and anti-racism as they relate to mental health, physical activity and healthy eating. Decision-makers, program managers, and front-line workers in community agencies serving marginalized communities, including leaders in the mental health, settlement, nutrition, and physical activity sectors, are encouraged to attend.
We are also pleased to announce that CMHA Moncton Region received an Honourable Mention in the Community Capacity category, at the MHCC 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards ceremony for their Women and Wellness project.
On October 16, 2012 the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) awarded six Canadian organizations for their contributions to improving the lives of people living with a mental health issue or mental illness. The 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards recognize Canadian initiatives that have demonstrated leadership, creativity and commitment to the advancement of our collective understanding of mental health problems and illnesses.
The Healthy Living Program (HLP) at Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham was recently recognized for excellence and innovation in healthcare by Accreditation Canada. HLP was seen as a leading practice as it relates to one of the Primary care Standards, specifically: “The clinic works with each client and family to promote health and prevent disease.”
The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of many partners involved in Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). Meet the Faces of Mental Illness - men and women who have courageously shared their stories of illness and recovery to help raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
The Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division (CMHA Ontario) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Camille Quenneville as its incoming Chief Executive Officer.
On Tuesday, October 23 the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) in partnership with Public Health Ontario; the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health; and Algoma, Waterloo and Toronto Public Health Units are hosting the first-ever “eHealth Innovations in Public Health” event.
During Mental Illness Awareness Week (September 30 to October 6, 2012), Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is hosting free “Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia 2012″ in cities across the country.