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January 10, 2013 Community-based mental health crisis care improving access

An innovative, new Community Crisis Model has brought together several community partners including the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN), Health Sciences North (HSN), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Sudbury/Manitoulin Branch, and the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) to improve community-based mental health crisis care.

January 10, 2013 Youth in Action forum will explore healthy living programs

CMHA Ontario’s Minding Our Bodies project will be hosting a one-day knowledge exchange forum in Thunder Bay on February 15, 2013, to explore the role of physical activity and healthy eating in youth mental health promotion and recovery from mental illness. The Youth in Action forum is intended for program managers, decision makers, frontline workers and youth leaders in community organizations serving young people at risk of, or living with, mental health and addiction issues.

January 10, 2013 Applications for 2013/2014 EnAbling Change program opening soon

The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario is launching the 2013/2014 “EnAbling Change” program. This program supports non-profit organizations to be leaders in helping others comply with Ontario’s accessibility standards. Through the program, financial support is provided to organizations to educate an industry or sector about their obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005.

January 10, 2013 Deadline extended for submitting to HSJCC police-emergency room protocols project

The deadline for submission to the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) Police-Emergency Room Protocols Project has been extended to Thursday, January 31.

January 10, 2013 Free HSJCC webinar on communicating with correctional facilities

The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) in partnership with the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, January 22 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on communicating with correctional facilities.

January 10, 2013 Research Snapshot: Preventing alcohol use problems among Aboriginal youth

Youth who experiment with alcohol may be at risk for future alcohol use problems. Previous studies and trends showed that Aboriginal youth may be at an even greater risk for developing these problems. However, new research refutes this.

January 10, 2013 NEW: Rounding-up Research Reports

Starting this issue, we will be including Research Report Round-ups in EENet’s section of Mental Health NotesResearch Report Round-ups are summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.

January 10, 2013 Be part of EENet's new season of webinars

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is pleased to start a new season of webinars that will bring together mental health and addictions stakeholders from across the province—and the country!

January 10, 2013 Senate inquiry on mental health and the correctional services system

On December 14, 2012, Senator Bob Runciman, the representative for Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes in Ontario, launched an inquiry focusing on the need to improve mental health treatment for offenders, particularly female offenders, in federal correctional facilities, and the viability of using outside mental health service providers.

January 10, 2013 Anti-stigma webinar focused on child and youth mental health

Reducing stigma around child and youth mental health is the focus of a webinar co-hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative.