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