The new Centre for Complex Diabetes Care officially opened its doors at The Scarborough Hospital’s General Campus on November 12, 2012. The Centre will serve people living in Scarborough, Durham Region and Peterborough who require access to specialized diabetes care. At the Centre, people can receive services and supports that include managing blood sugars, promoting healthy eating, insulin administration, counselling, vision monitoring, cardiac health supports, and foot and wound care.
Stakeholders in the mental health system are invited to submit workshop abstracts for consideration for a northwestern Ontario conference under the banner theme of “Recovery in Mental Health: Sharing our successes!” The Northwestern Ontario Psychosocial Rehabilitation Education Committee is hosting the conference on June 5 and 6, 2013 in Thunder Bay.
Minding Our Bodies and Health Equity and Race Ontario (HERO) are coming to Ottawa! On November 20, 2012, Minding Our Bodies and HERO will host a forum about how equity and anti-racism relate to mental health, physical activity and healthy eating. Anyone who is interested in mental health, equity, physical activity or healthy eating is encouraged to attend!
The Community of Interest (CoI) for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions is a new provincial forum for knowledge exchange and collaborative knowledge creation focused on issues related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions. The goal of the CoI is to strategically leverage existing or emerging evidence (including community-based, lived experience as well as peer-reviewed academic and other sources of knowledge ) to improve provincial, LHIN and provider policy, planning and practice related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions.
Sunnybrook’s Collaborative on Research and Education in Youth Bipolar Disorder (SCORE-YBD) is hosting its first event on November 20 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, McLaughlin Lecture Centre.
CAST Canada is requesting papers and presentations for a national conference focused on new approaches to trauma. The conference will be exploring emerging, progressive and creative ideas to address trauma for helping professionals and their clients. There is a particular interest in mind-body connections and successful programs and therapies from the community, including service providers and schools. Anyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal to help achieve a diversity of perspectives. Creative formats are encouraged.
On November 20, the Minding Our Bodies project and Health Equity and Race Ontario (HERO) will be holding a forum in Ottawa. The forum will explore issues of equity and anti-racism as they relate to mental health, physical activity and healthy eating. Decision-makers, program managers, and front-line workers in community agencies serving marginalized communities, including leaders in the mental health, settlement, nutrition, and physical activity sectors, are encouraged to attend.
We are also pleased to announce that CMHA Moncton Region received an Honourable Mention in the Community Capacity category, at the MHCC 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards ceremony for their Women and Wellness project.
On October 16, 2012 the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) awarded six Canadian organizations for their contributions to improving the lives of people living with a mental health issue or mental illness. The 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards recognize Canadian initiatives that have demonstrated leadership, creativity and commitment to the advancement of our collective understanding of mental health problems and illnesses.
The Healthy Living Program (HLP) at Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham was recently recognized for excellence and innovation in healthcare by Accreditation Canada. HLP was seen as a leading practice as it relates to one of the Primary care Standards, specifically: “The clinic works with each client and family to promote health and prevent disease.”