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December 19, 2013 New Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario

AtlasReportCoverEarlier this year, we reported on the release of a report about the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program’s upcoming atlas. The full atlas has now been published in collaboration between the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

December 19, 2013 LAO kicks off their mental health strategy at PARC

LAOLegal Aid Ontario (LAO) launched their mental health strategy consultation with a recent event at the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) in Toronto.

December 19, 2013 Family members needed for survey to enhance tool that helps individuals with schizophrenia

Image courtesy of smarnad / FreeDigitalPhotos.NetThe Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) Schizophrenia Division is looking for families to participate in a survey that tests the usefulness of a family-centred approach when dealing with the cognitive impacts of schizophrenia.

December 19, 2013 Research Report Round-up: National guidelines to support family caregivers of adults with mental health issues

National-Guideslines-for-Caregivers-231x300Family caregivers – those who care for adult family members living with mental illness – who receive the support they need can make a big difference in the life of their ill relative. Adequate support can help alleviate some of the stressors that often come with caring for an ill adult relative. When such supports are not there, it can jeopardize both their capacity to provide care and the caregivers own health and well-being. The unpaid care and support they provide is a major contribution to the health and social service system, and would cost considerably if it had to be replaced with paid formal services.

December 19, 2013 National Campaign to save Labour Market Agreements launches with new website

LMAWorksNational and provincial partners, including employment service providers and various policy think tanks, have launched, a new website to provide an open and collective voice for organizations developing, delivering and interested in the continuation of effective labour market agreement (LMA) programs.

December 19, 2013 Nova Scotia vows to improve adolescent mental health care

The government in Nova Scotia has committed to improving adolescent mental health and addictions services in the province, following the release of a report reviewing child and youth mental health and addictions services in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

December 19, 2013 G8 health ministers commit to dementia cure by 2025

Image Courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.NetHealth ministers from G8 countries are vowing to find a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025.

December 13, 2013 Give the Gift of Mental Health this holiday season

The holidays can be a difficult time for people affected by mental health issues, but they are also a time of tremendous compassion, kindness, and optimism. CMHA Ontario is pleased to provide you with a special, stress-free way of giving while at the same time supporting mental health during the holiday season.  Making a holiday tribute gift acknowledges your family members, friends and customers during the festive season in a caring way.

December 9, 2013 Help improve mental health accessibility in Ontario

Image courtesy of Master / FreeDigitalPhotos.netTHINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Mental Health Accessibility Project is promoting innovation in mental health accessibility and disability accommodation in Ontario by identifying and sharing promising practices and success stories on an online resource.

December 5, 2013 CMHA Ontario among experts at community safety forum

communitysafetypicCMHA Ontario was among more than three dozen participants from many sectors across the province to share knowledge about comprehensive approaches to community safety during a special forum hosted by the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO).