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.
The National Association of Women and the Law has developed a guide and podcast to help women learn about their economic rights when entering and leaving common-law relationships or marriages. It includes information about different legal definitions of spouse in Ontario, spousal and child support, economic abuse, the division of property, and has tools to help women write their own cohabitation or separation agreements.
See “A Women’s Guide to Money, Relationships and the Law in Ontario” at www.nawl.ca.
The upcoming “Breakfast with the Chiefs” will address, “Where do primary care providers fit in the ‘new’ healthcare that is now in development and deployment by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care?”
Efforts underway to improve the working environment at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care that will ultimately result in better outcomes for patients were recognized provincially as a major achievement at the Ontario Hospital Association HealthAchieve conference.
The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) is now accepting applications for the 2013/2014 training program cohort. Successful applicants will have an incredible opportunity to learn from and conduct research with experts from around the world.
Recommendations for a comprehensive strategy on student mental health and wellness have been released in a recent report by Queen’s University. The report is the result of a year-long consultation process by the Principal’s Commission on Mental Health to be proactive on student wellness and success and to respond to a number of student deaths in 2010 and 2011.