EENet recently launched a new site, EENet Connect, an online community where members of Ontario’s mental health and addictions system can create profiles, share knowledge, and collaborate more effectively with one another. The community will reinforce existing relationships, while allowing new connections to take root and grow. Nearly 350 people have already joined the community, including researchers, policymakers, service providers, persons with lived experience, family members, and other stakeholders. Dynamic conversations have focused on developing an international knowledge exchange network for mental health as well as best practices for collaboration. The platform enables members to post topics, embed videos, schedule chat events, follow other members, update an events calendar, and more. Open forums connect stakeholders from different sectors, while private forums give particular initiatives a dedicated space to work.
The Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC)initiative is helping kick-start EENet Connect. One of twenty-two initiatives under Ontario’s three-year strategy, SISC aims to improve access to and coordination of mental health and addictions services for children, youth and families.
All stakeholders of mental health and addictions in Ontario are welcome to join!
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