- Roots of Empathy 2017 Research Symposium
April 26-27, The Design Exchange, Toronto
Join RoE for two days of enlightening, stimulating and diverse talks on the latest from neuroscience, psychology and sociology. They’ll explore brain science, resilience, wellbeing and the roles of business, government, journalism and philanthropy in solving society’s problems.
- Using Brain Stimulation to Learn About Substance Use Disorders in Schizophrenia
CAMH Addiction Rounds
Friday, April 28, 9 to 10 am.
Presenter: Mera Barr
Learning Objectives: what is the difference between brain stimulation as a probe versus treatment; the advantage of measuring mechanisms from the frontal brain region; to understand the potential of brain stimulation for substance use disorders.
Integrating mental health and diabetes management: A collaborative care approach
May 2, 2017 12:30-1:30, Toronto
MPA (Child, Youth and Family) Grand Rounds with Dr. Ian Zenlea, Deepy Sur and Sheryl Parks. The relationship between type 1 diabetes and mental health disorders, current gaps in care and an integrated collaborative care model for treatment.
May 10-13, MIssissauga
Pri-Med Canada (formerly Primary Care Today)in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) delivers 3 full days of Continuing Medical Education.
- Diversity and Equity in Mental Health and Addictions Conference 2017: Dialogues on Trauma: Meaning Making and Community Building
Friday May 12, 8 am to 5 pm. Toronto
Organized by the Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation. Identifying diverse perspectives of trauma; strategies to strengthen community connections; clinical skills to work with diverse communities; reflective practice; recognizing the role of race and identity.
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This is the fake twitter feed.
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet
Blow rockin' robin
'Cause we're really gonna rock tonight
A selection of our partner and connected sites. All are included in the main Portico search results to help you find what you need.
- British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
BCSS is a province-wide family support system for families affected by schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. We are dedicated to supporting each other, educating the public, raising funds for research and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illnesses.
- Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
CADDRA is a national Canadian alliance of professionals working to improve the quality of life and reduce the suffering of patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families while maximizing their potential across the lifespan, and who are dedicated to world class research, education, training and advocacy in the area of ADHD.
- CAMH - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
- CAMH Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach
The Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach unit at CAMH plays a key role in connecting with Aboriginal communities and service providers across Ontario.
- CAMH Anti-Stigma Initiative for Primary Health Care in Ontario
Mental illness and substance use anti-stigma intervention for primary health care providers in Ontario.
- CAMH Centre for Research on Employment and Workplace Health (CREWH)
CREWH is built around four research streams: epidemiology; prevention and promotion; diagnosis and treatment; and disability management of mental disorders at the workplace. It has a strong emphasis on applied research including evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of workplace interventions and policies that affect the workplace and workers.
- CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre
CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre (CAMH HPRC) is Ontario's source for health promotion evidence regarding mental health and substance use and we build related capacity in health promotion, public health and allied health professionals. In addition, our other primary activities include partnership development and knowledge exchange to impact local and system-level practice, planning and policy.
- CAMH Knowledge Exchange Archive
The archive for CAMH Knowledge Exchange materials that have been moved over to Portico but not yet reviewed or revised.
- Collaborative Mental Health
This website presents educational content on collaborative mental health in various creative formats.
- 'Community' Reconsidered
Learn about a novel project about community among people diagnosed with psychosis who live in Toronto.
- Drug & Alcohol Treatment Information System (DATIS)
DATIS supports the Province of Ontario's health care system with high-quality information. It contributes to understanding and enhancing problem gambling and addiction treatment through the ongoing development and maintenance of a comprehensive, province-wide client information system (Catalyst). DATIS collects, maintains, analyzes and reports on demographic, assessment and clinical utilization substance abuse and problem gambling data collected from participating agencies.
- Drug Promotion, Problems, Policy
Drug Promotion, Problems, Policy (DPPP) is a blog by Mike DeVillaer about advertising, marketing, sponsorship and pop culture promotion of alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs. The blog examines how indiscriminate glamourization of drug use leads to beliefs and behaviours associated with drug problems. DPPP also discusses bold new approaches to policy solutions.
- ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and U of T
ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and U of T aims to support primary care providers by expanding local capacity to manage mental health and addictions. In this ‘hub and spoke' model, primary care providers meet via multi-point video conferencing on a weekly basis to observe a didactic based on a curriculum validated by primary care providers, discuss anonymized cases, and receive recommendations rooted in evidence based best practices.
- Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)
Evidence Exchange Network works to make Ontario's mental health and addictions system more evidence-informed.
Gronk! is Lisa Walter's blog about her ongoing work on her graphic memoir, Dinosaur. Look over her shoulder at her work and into her head as she reflects on learning to live with some pretty scary thoughts (shaped by OCD and other kinds of craziness). Gronk! chronicles Lisa's progress as she moves closer to completion and publication.
- Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD)
The H-CARDD program was developed to address disparities in health status and health care access by individuals with developmental disabilities in Ontario, Canada. People with developmental disabilities often have complex health care needs, experience difficulty accessing appropriate services and tend to encounter health care providers with little knowledge of how to support them. The overall goal of H-CARDD is to monitor and improve the health and health care of Ontarians with developmental disabilities by engaging researchers, policy-makers, health care planners, clinicians, adults with developmental disabilities and caregivers.
- Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA)
This website provides information and resources on HEIA, a practical tool that helps users identify and address unintended health equity impacts of decision-making (positive and negative) on specific population groups.
- Hong Fook Mental Health Association
Hong Fook Mental Health Association works with the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities helping people with linguistic and cultural barriers gain access to mental health services. We provide counseling, case management, assessment, consultation, advocacy, psycho-educational workshops and self help & mutual support groups.
- IRCBP Alumni Association
The IRCBP Alumni Association connects 100+ research trainees on drugs and related problems.
- Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone provides tools and resources including tip sheets and advice on some of most challenging issues young people face today. We cover topics from bullying, cyberbullying and suicide as well as provide resources to help foster hope, promote emotional health and encourage online safety.
Mentoring, Education, and Clinical Tools for Addiction: Primary Care–Hospital Integration (META:PHI) aims to increase access and improve quality of health care for Ontario patients with substance use disorders. META:PHI provides support to sites seeking to establish an integrated care pathway between local health care settings and provide addiction training and support to health care providers in these settings.
- Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC)
The MMHRC seeks to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including immigrants, refugees, and members of established ethnocultural communities. Addressing issues of language, culture, religion and other aspects of cultural diversity can promote greater equity in mental health care.
- Opioid Resource Hub
Provides resources on opioid awareness, treatment and education for a wide variety of audiences.
- Partners Project
The PARTNERs Project aims to improve outcomes for primary care patients with depression, anxiety, and at-risk drinking.
- Problem Gambling
Problemgambling.ca offers information, resources and tools for you and your family, and for professionals.
- Refugee Mental Health (RMH) Project
The RMH Project builds health, social and settlement service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and promotes inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration.
- Researching Health in Ontario Communities (RHOC)
RHOC addresses the complexity of co-occurring mental health, substance use and violence problems.
- Scarborough Addiction Services Partnership (SASP)
The Scarborough Addiction Services Partnership is comprised of over twenty agencies serving Scarborough residents living with addictions. Agencies represent a spectrum of services, including mental health, addicitons, cultural, housing, homelessness, community centres and allied sectors. SASP develops community-based addiction services and addiction service capacity by providing seed funding, training and networking opportunities.
- Social Entrepreneurism in Mental Health (SEMH)
SEMH focuses on understanding how social entrepreneurism principles can help to achieve mental health equity.
- Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health (TEACH)
The TEACH project strives to ensure that practitioners serving people who use tobacco have the specialized knowledge and skills to deliver effective, evidence-based cessation intervention. Research shows that health care professionals who undergo specialized training are more likely to provide smoking cessation counselling to clients and patients. As the community of trained practitioners grows, so does system capacity, giving smokers access to counselling and intervention programs.
Umind is an online resource for child and youth mental health professionals, fostering a national community of practice that transcends provincial boundaries within the network of children's mental health treatment providers. Umind provides an easily accessible, searchable database of existing resources for professionals, enabling them more time to provide direct services to children, youth and families.