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October 23, 2014 Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: children and youth

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Heath’s Health Promotion Resource Centre hosted a webinar to launch an updated version of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children and Youth.

October 23, 2014 Student peers help each other stay well at McMaster

Mad-Pride-Hamilton-247x300Post-secondary life can be overwhelming, but students are often unaware of how to access help when they have mental health problems. Sometimes, they’re unable to get professional services in a timely way due to long wait lists or restrictions on the number of counseling sessions available to them.

October 23, 2014 Understanding systemic pathways into and out of youth homelessness

What are the common pathways leading youth into and out of homelessness? This is the question that guides a new research study in Winnipeg, Manitoba. By understanding these pathways, the study hopes to address barriers facing homeless youth and ultimately lead to a more collaborative system. Read the full report.

October 23, 2014 Get your groove on! Participate in a fundraiser for mental health awareness

Claire Barron of Guelph, Ontario has launched a unique fund-raising initiative and mental health awareness campaign that encourages people anywhere to Dance Like Nobody’s Watching. 

October 23, 2014 National awareness week highlights importance of patient-safety issues

CPSWFrom October 27 to October 31, 2014, healthcare providers, patients and families will celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week (CSPW) across Canada. Led by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), CSPW is a national annual campaign to increase awareness of patient-safety issues.

October 23, 2014 World Food Day 2014

According to a report on household hunger in Canada, four million Canadians, including more than one million children, has experienced some level of food insecurity. That represents about 13 per cent of all households in the country.

October 16, 2014 October is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy (OT) is the art and science of enabling people to perform the occupations that foster health and well-being. Accordingly, OT practice is a core component of an integrated mental health system. This month, the contributions of Occupational Therapists (OTs) across the country are being celebrated.

October 9, 2014 CMHA Ontario and the OHL team-up to promote suicide awareness, mental health of young athletes

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of Talk Today, an exciting new partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

October 9, 2014 Talk Today announcement makes news

Talk Today, the new mental health and suicide awareness program launched by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) has generated significant social media buzz and received national and province-wide media exposure, helping both organizations spread the news about the importance of mental health and elimination of stigma and discrimination.

October 9, 2014 CMHA Ontario’s Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project off to a great start

With the first webinar training as well as the first workshop in Thunder Bay under its belt, the Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project is out of the gate.