On November 6, 2012, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Resource Centre presented the second in a three-part series of webinars on mental health promotion in public health. The “Mental Health Promotion in Action: Reflections from Public Health” webinar offered a snapshot of mental health promotion activities and initiatives at four public health units in Ontario.
“This series is really helping to articulate the important role of mental health and mental health promotion in Ontario’s public health,” says Tamar Meyer, a health promotion consultant at CAMH.
Webinar participants were also introduced to a provincial survey that aims to measure the range and extent of child and youth mental health activities/initiatives occurring in the province’s public health system. Project leads for this survey include Public Health Ontario, the Mental Health Promotion Program at Toronto Public Health, and the CAMH Resource Centre.
“We’re really excited about the scan,” Meyer added. “It’s going to help bring a more comprehensive understanding of what’s happening in public health in Ontario.”
The webinar was presented by the CAMH Resource Centre in collaboration with public health partners from Toronto Public Health, Sudbury District Health Unit, Ottawa Public Health and Perth District Health Unit. Watch it here.
The CAMH Resource Centre also recently completed a scoping review of youth mental health promotion programming in Canada using a youth engagement lens to identify successful programs. As a scoping review, this research was exploratory and aimed to map the extent, range, and nature of research activity in the area of youth mental health promotion programming.
A webinar scheduled for December 5 – Youth Mental Health Promotion in Canada – will provide an overview of this review, highlighting results and recommendations for research and action. For more info, and to take part, click here.