A new CMHA Ontario online training program to help recreation, sport and fitness organizations be more inclusive of people living with a mental health disability has been featured by Global News. Enabling Minds provides mental health accessibility training for managers and front-line staff, especially those with a customer service role. The program was publicly launched in December 2015 and has been the focus of a social media campaign (#abetterserve) in January 2016.
For the piece, Vuchnich interviewed:
- Kaola Baird, a person with lived experience who also works in the fitness industry as a yoga instructor
- Liviya Mendelsohn, Accessibility and Inclusion Manager for the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in downtown Toronto. Mendelsohn’s staff have completed the Enabling Minds training.
- Scott Mitchell, CMHA Ontario’s Director of Knowledge Transfer, who’s leading the Enabling Minds project.
Read the Global News story.