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Anti-stigma webinar focused on child and youth mental health

January 10, 2013

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 second of a three-part series on mental health promotion and mental illness prevention, this webinar builds on ‘what works’ in reducing stigma around mental health for children and youth. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from expert speakers and ask them about best and promising practices.

Expert speakers include:

  • Heather Stuart, Queen’s University professor and researcher, will speak on the Opening Minds Initiative from the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
  • Bob Heeney, Professional Practice Leader at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, will speak about the Durham program of Talking About Mental Illness.
  • Jeff Moat, President of Partners for Health, will speak on the Call BS youth-driven campaign.
  • Stephanie Parkinson, Case Manager with the Mental Health and Addiction Services of Simcoe County, will present a strategy that supported youth voices to influence how services were delivered.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST).

To register, see “CDPAC/PHAC Best Practices: Child & Youth Mental Health” at

For more information, see “CDPAC/PHAC Fall 2012-Winter 2013 Webinar Series: Webinar 2 – Child & Youth Mental Health” at

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