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Invitation to join the Alternatives to Criminalization of People who Use Drugs Community of Interest

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A new community of interest is starting up focused on Decriminalization. They are now actively looking for members - see information below. Anyone interested please reach out! Join us! In Ontario, a critical mass is growing advocating for drug policy reform in response to the drug poisoning crisis. The goal of the Alternatives to Criminalization of People who Use Drugs (ACPUD) Community of Interest is to provide a forum to share knowledge and promote networking related to non-criminalization...Read More...

Self-Guided Module - Canna-Facts: Myths, Facts & Misconceptions About Cannabis

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To register for this module, click here. The spread of misconceptions and myths increase the risk of people experiencing harms or issues related to cannabis use. With that in mind, the Youth Cannabis Awareness Program invites you to check out our second self-guided module, titled “Canna-Facts: Myths, Facts & Misconceptions About Cannabis.” This module explores evidence-based facts to dispel myths and clarify misunderstandings about cannabis in order to promote informed understanding and...Read More...

Share your knowledge on social isolation and loneliness in older adults.

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Social isolation and loneliness are growing public health concerns. In Canada, older adults are at increased risk and face a number of potential negative impacts on their health. If you are a health or social service professional working with older adults, you can help CCSMH learn more from your experience and insights by completing our survey . The results will help us develop guidelines for health and social service providers to help recognize, assess and find ways to reduce social...Read More...

Clinicians Needed for Video Game Addiction Research

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Hi there! We conducting a research project at the Addictive Behaviours Lab at the University of Calgary. We are looking for clinicians to join our expert panel to give their opinions about what design features in video games make them addictive . If you volunteer to be in this study, your participation will consist of completing three or more rounds of surveys. You will be asked about the importance of different game features in developing video game addiction. To participate, click on this...Read More...

Talking With Youth About Cannabis: A Self-Guided Module

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To register for this module, click here . Talking with youth about cannabis can be difficult and as a result, many adults may avoid having these conversations altogether. With the legalization of cannabis by the Canadian Government in 2018 and the rising popularity of cannabis use among Canadian youth, it is more important than ever for adults to learn effective strategies to encourage informed conversations with youth about cannabis. This free module, developed by YMCA Youth Cannabis...Read More...

Aidez-nous à établir les priorités relatives à la mobilisation des connaissances dans le domaine de la santé mentale et de la gestion des dépendances

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Nous aimerions vous mettre à contribution pour établir des priorités relativement à la mise en pratique des données probantes dans l’ensemble du système de santé mentale et de gestion des dépendances de l’Ontario. En participant à notre sondage, vous et les membres de vos réseaux pouvez contribuer à éclairer notre choix de priorités stratégiques en matière de mobilisation des connaissances. Partageons ensemble est une initiative du Programme de soutien au système provincial du Centre de...Read More...

2023 CICMH Campus Needs Questionnaire

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is inviting all campus mental health stakeholders (e.g., service providers, faculty, administrators, community organizations, students, etc.) to complete our annual 10-minute questionnaire to learn how CICMH can best be of value to you and your campus or organization. Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CICMHNeeds2023 The deadline is February 17, 2023. Le questionnaire est aussi disponible en français : ...Read More...

Males living in rural Ontario more likely to die by suicide than those living in cities

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People who live in rural areas have a higher risk of dying by suicide than those who live in urban areas. However, Canadian research on this topic has found conflicting evidence. There is also a lack of research on the relationship between rural living and suicide attempts. To examine whether there is a difference between rural and urban suicides and suicide attempts, researchers conducted a study using a large population-based database. The cases of suicide were adults (ages 18 or more)...Read More...

BIPOC Women’s Journaling Group

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Our BIPOC Women’s Journaling Group is set to start from January 16 th to March 13 th from 6:30pm-8pm (Monday evenings) . This is a group for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour to come together and discuss/journal about varying BIPOC specific issues that are encountered in life. Facilitators will be peer supporters; Sharon Roberts and Queen Maria Cristina Sabourin-Jovel. Our last group offered in the Autumn of 2022 went really well. The feedback from participants was inspiring, and we...Read More...

Help identify priorities for knowledge mobilization: Putting evidence into action for mental health and addictions

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We need your input to identify priorities for moving evidence into action across Ontario’s mental health and addictions system. You and your networks are invited to complete a brief survey to inform PSSP's strategic priorities for knowledge mobilization. The Sharing Together initiative is led by the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Sharing Together is designed to identify knowledge sharing gaps and strategic priorities across the mental...Read More...

Help your patients quit smoking in 2023 with STOP on the Net!

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STOP on the Net is a free, online smoking cessation program available to adults in Ontario interested in quitting tobacco cigarette smoking. Eligible participants can receive a free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) kit containing an 8-week supply of nicotine patches and choice of gum or lozenges mailed directly to their address! Individuals may be eligible to participate if they: Are 18 years of age or older Live in Ontario Have a valid and unique email address Are smoking tobacco...Read More...

Research snapshot - Sexual development in young people with autism spectrum disorder

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The sexuality of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a topic of growing interest. The research, however, shows a lack of sex education tailored to the needs of these individuals. The study reported in this research snapshot was conducted in order to evaluate the effectiveness of programs dealing with the sexual development in young people with ASD and to identify good practices and the needs of this population in the area of sexual development.Read More...

Research Snapshot: Integrated, gender-responsive programs show promise for women with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns

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There has historically been a gap in our understanding of how women experience substance use disorder and recovery. In particular, researchers have not included women in most studies. Recently, studies have started to focus on factors related to sex and gender that influence the effects of substance use and treatment outcomes. Women with substance use disorder are more likely to have experienced domestic violence, rape, incest and childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse. They are also...Read More...

PMVC Mental Health Physician, Dr. Natalie Erdmann, is offering a 4 Session Cycle of Collaborative Group Supervision!

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PMVC Mental Health Physician, Dr. Natalie Erdmann, is offering a 4 Session Cycle of Collaborative Group Supervision! Program Structure: This Supervision Cycle consists of 4 monthly sessions starting on January 30th, 2023. They will take place on the last Monday of every month unless otherwise stated. You will be required to commit to and pay for all 4 sessions at the time of registration. Our cancellation policy is outlined below. The registration operates on a First Come, First Serve basis.Read More...

African, Caribbean, and Black Community Peer Support Group (Online)

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When Every Wednesday starting December 14, 2022, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST About This is a culturally-responsive space for members of the African, Caribbean, and Black community living with mental health and/or substance use challenges to talk, share, and support one another. We welcome and encourage folks from diverse backgrounds to join! This includes: youth, adults, seniors, persons with disabilities, diverse faith practices/beliefs, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Registration...Read More...

Job Offer: Virtual Psychiatric Consultant

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Location: Anywhere in Ontario (remote) Hours: Flexible Salary: Income is derived from a combination of provincial and private funding opportunities About Psychotherapy Matters: Founded in 2015, Psychotherapy Matters (PM) was built by and for psychiatrists. As a Virtual Psychiatric Consultant, you'll have the opportunity to be part of PM’s mission to deliver easy-to-access, patient-centred, collaborative care. Our goal is to empower psychiatrists so that they can perform at the highest level.Read More...

PEACE Psychotherapy is looking for an Associate Therapist to work with Youth, Adults, Families and DBT Groups

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PEACE Psychotherapy is a growing private practice that consists of psychotherapists who are committed to providing flexible and effective therapy to adults as well as adolescents and their families, using the principles and strategies of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. We are looking for psychotherapists who are interested in taking on a part-time caseload of clients and honing their knowledge and skills in delivering DBT, with the potential to build up to a full-time caseload. As a...Read More...

Request For Proposal - Community Drug Strategy website and brand development

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Hello, The Timiskaming Drug and Alcohol Strategy is currently requesting proposals from a consultant/firm to design a website and develop a brand for us. Please see the posting here: https://www.timiskaminghu.com/websites/timiskaminghu.com/files/Employment%20opportunities/2022-12-TDAS%20RFP-FINAL.pdf Deadline: December 16th, 2022 Questions to be directed to mcbridem@timiskaminghu.comRead More...

Call for Collaborators: International Student Toolkit

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CICMH is currently working to create a toolkit on supporting international students. We are looking for interested individuals who may want to contribute to the creation of this toolkit, or who may want to review the completed toolkit. If this project interests you, please provide your contact details in the following survey by December 22nd: www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5KWX29Read More...

New online course supports good record keeping

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The OAMHP now offers a self-directed online record keeping course specifically designed for mental health professionals. Developed in-house with input from educators, practitioners and regulators, the comprehensive course covers requirements and standards of practice from government regulators and regulatory colleges. It includes the purpose of record keeping, the essential components of clinical records, how to meet the privacy requirements of PIPEDA, handling access to and disclosure of...Read More...

CCSMH is hiring! 4 Knowledge Brokers (English, Bilingual)

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Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Mobilization, the primary role of the Knowledge Broker is to develop strong, supportive relationships among diverse stakeholders; build strategic alliances and partnerships; and develop, implement, and evaluate knowledge mobilization activities in support of the CCSMH’s Moving Evidence to Action Project and additional CCSMH projects. The goal is to increase the uptake and impact of evidence-based products, tools, and activities across priority topic areas...Read More...

Job Posting - Coordinator for the Drug Strategy of Ontario

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The Drug Strategy Network of Ontario (DSNO) is seeking a consultant to act as Coordinator of the Network. Please find the posting attached and below. Seeking Coordination Consultant for the Drug Strategy Network of Ontario Deadline for Submission: 12 noon EST, January 5 th , 2023 Background/Introduction The Drug Strategy Network of Ontario (DSNO) ( https://www.drugstrategy.ca/ ) was established in 2008 and its members work in more than 160 municipalities, counties, townships, regions, and...Read More...

Job Posting: DIRECTOR, 988 Implementation (CAMH)

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To support this exciting and significant step in making mental health and suicide prevention resources accessible to everyone in Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking a Director, 988 Implementation to support the strategic planning, engagement, project planning, coordination and launch of the 988 suicide prevention number. Reporting to the Senior Director, Talk Suicide Canada and working closely with executive leadership, this key role will set and manage the...Read More...

JOB OFFER : Chef(fe) d'équipe clinique / thérapeute

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Chef(fe) d’équipe clinique / thérapeute Poste affiché jusqu’à ce qu’il soit comblé Poste permanent – temps plein – 37.5h par semaine Description du poste : Sous la responsabilité de la gestionnaire senior des services de santé mentale et de la gestionnaire La Passerelle (centre de traitement de jour – section 23), la personne titulaire de ce poste est responsable de la supervision des activités cliniques, en plus d’assurer la coordination clinico-administrative, et le contrôle de la qualité...Read More...

JOB OFFER : Thérapeute en santé mentale adulte

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Thérapeute en santé mentale adulte Poste affiché jusqu’à qu’il soit comblé Poste Permanent – 37.5h / semaine Description du poste: Le/la thérapeute en santé mentale adulte fournira des services de thérapie pour la clientèle âgée de 16 ans et plus. Responsabilités: • Fournir des services d’évaluation des besoins et de thérapie individuelle, de groupe ou de couple au besoin. • Offrir des services de coordination et de gestion de cas, selon les besoins identifiés. • Assurer la liaison et...Read More...

Le Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto est à la recherche d'un(e) Thérapeute en santé mentale 0 - 17 ans. N'hésitez pas à envoyer vos candidatures à emplois@centrefranco.org !

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Thérapeute santé mentale 0-17 ans Poste permanent à temps plein (37.5 heures/semaine) Description du poste : Le/la thérapeute en santé mentale fournira des services pour les jeunes francophones de 0 à 17 ans dans le cadre du programme Espace Jeunesse. Responsabilités : · Fournir des services de psychothérapie individuelle, familiale et/ou de groupe à une clientèle âgée entre 0 et 17 ans ainsi qu’à leur famille. · Développer et animer des groupes thérapeutiques pour les enfants, les...Read More...

FNP Family Advisory Council - Recruiting new members!

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The Family Advisory Council at Family Navigation Project is recruiting new members to join our team. We’re looking for folks who have lived experience supporting a young person access mental health or addiction services in the GTA. Please share the attached poster with anyone who may be interested in joining! Learn more and apply online: Sunnybrook.ca/FNPFAC More information: The Family Navigation Project (FNP) based at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a non-profit, community-based...Read More...

New Indigenous Post-secondary Mental Health Needs Assessment

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) recently launched a new needs assessment for Indigenous post-secondary students, faculty and staff in Ontario. Through the distribution of this needs assessment, we hope to highlight existing inequities in campus mental health with the goal of creating mental health knowledge management products to support the development of frameworks, policies and programs for Indigenous staff and students within post-secondary institutions in...Read More...

Newly released! Early Psychosis: an information guide - a CAMH publication

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We are excited to announce the release of our newly updated patient and family education resource the Early Psychosis: an information guide - now available free to download online, or for pickup at the Patient & Family Learning Space (one copy per person). Hard copies can also be purchased through the CAMH Online Store – CAMH staff receive 50% off any purchase. This new publication is the result of a collaboration between CAMH Education, Professional Practice Office and a group of...Read More...

Clinician Participants Needed for Research in Video Game Addiction

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Department of Psychology University of Calgary EXPERIENCED CLINICIANS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH IN VIDEO GAME ADDICTION We are looking for volunteers to give their opinions about what design features in video games make them addictive. If you volunteer to be in this study, your participation will consist of completing three or more rounds of surveys. You will be asked about the relative importance of different game features in the development of video game addiction. To participate, click on this...Read More...

Clinician Participants Needed for Research in Video Game Addiction

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Department of Psychology University of Calgary EXPERIENCED CLINICIANS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH IN VIDEO GAME ADDICTION We are looking for volunteers to give their opinions about what design features in video games make them addictive. If you volunteer to be in this study, your participation will consist of completing three or more rounds of surveys. You will be asked about the relative importance of different game features in the development of video game addiction. To participate, click on this...Read More...

Call For Abstracts: The Learning Institute, Presented by Frayme

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Frayme's annual conference, The Learning Institute, is one of Canada’s only nation-wide conferences solely dedicated to youth mental health and substance use (YMHSU) system transformation. It provides a unique opportunity to bring together different players in the sector across diverse disciplines, backgrounds and experiences to drive knowledge into action. About #Frayme2023 #Frayme2023 will focus on showcasing stories of partnership, collaboration and knowledge sharing to improve the...Read More...

Callout for Youth Contributors for the YCRH Children's Book

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The YCRH is currently looking for youth contributors to submit their own resiliency techniques/skills they use to cope for our children’s book. If you know of any youth between the ages of 12-30 and are interested in submitting one, please have them fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOawopok2B_XDQdeuDZypTLprv-82RL_y9qKgZS1weh7kAcg/viewform . The deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST . If you could also, please share the attached poster...Read More...

CCSMH is hiring! Director, Projects and Public Policy

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We are seeking a dynamic leader to join the organization at a time of growth and transition. Reporting to the Executive Director, the primary role of the Director, Projects and Public Policy is to lead in the implementation and successful completion of all deliverables of our Moving Evidence to Action Project . This project spans a number of priority topic areas including anxiety disorders, depression, behavioural symptoms of dementia and substance use disorders as they relate to older...Read More...

YMCA Y4Y Contest - Youth Impact Surveys - Get a $5 Amazon gift card!

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The Youth 4 Youth Digital Media Contest has opened up Youth Impact Surveys! The Youth Impact Surveys are open for any youth residing in Canada aged 15-18 to complete. Please forward this below to any youth you may know who may be interested, or any contacts who work with youth. The Youth Impact Surveys will close on November 30 th at 4:00pm Eastern Time: We need your vote to choose which of the top 4 submissions best raises awareness among youth about the impact of substance use on...Read More...

A Collaborative Approch to Mental Health Care

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Are you a psychotherapy provider who struggles with the following: Finding an available psychiatrist for your client—especially one who engages as a trusted partner within your circle of care? Access to shared decision-making, increased support and resources for challenging client cases? Creating a circle of care with other mental-healthcare practitioners? Well, Psychotherapy Matters(PM) is at the cutting edge of collaborative care! We are a virtual platform that integrates your...Read More...

Ontario Health Teams (OHT) Patient, Caregiver & Community Engagement Series flyer with all the registration links

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If you are interested in building your capacity in engagement & co-design with clients, lived/living experience, patient, family/caregiver, residents and citizens this is a GREAT opportunity for you and/or your organization. Support House’s Centre for Innovation in Peer Support, Trillium Health Partners Institute for Better Health and the Ontario Caregiver Organization are co-branded. The work was led by Dr. Kerry Kuluski who holds the Dr. Mathias Gysler Research Chair in Patient and...Read More...

Register for TEACH Mini Course – Treating Concurrent Tobacco and Cannabis Use Disorder

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This self-directed module will provide learners with the opportunity to increase their knowledge about concurrent cannabis and tobacco use through a focus on individual and system-level impacts. Learners will be able to screen for concurrent use and design treatment plans using a client-centered, and biopsychosocial approach. They will also acquire the skills, knowledge, and abilities to provide tailored cessation interventions. This course takes approximately 5 hours to complete. Course...Read More...

A speak out on learning, stress and strategies to keep in mind, when in the heat of deadlines, papers, and performing at school.

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Embrace the Struggle, Embrace the Pain Tracy McPherson Shields (professor in Thunder Bay, ON) speaks out on Learning struggles, stress, towards strategies to keep in mind, when in the heat of school deadlines, papers, and performing at school. It helps us reflect on our future learning paths. See the three minute video here: https://youtu.be/tAUJXNfo_k4 Contact: Tracy Shields tjshield@lakeheadu.caRead More...

Video: Choose to Use Your Voice – Reducing Stigma Toward People Who Use Substances

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In this video created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Jes, a community harm reduction support navigator and peer support worker, and Melinda, a primary care nurse practitioner, explore the stigma that people who use substances often meet when accessing health services , and what direct health service providers can do to reduce it and improve the quality of care they receive.Read More...

Safer Supply and Decriminalization of Drugs

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Two recent environmental scans by Public Health Ontario examine the evidence on the health and social impacts of safer supply programs for people who use substances including local, provincial/state, national and international examples of safer supply models, as well as evidence on the health and social impacts of drug decriminalization policies. Scan of Evidence and Jurisdictional Approaches to Safer Supply Evidence Scan and Jurisdictional Approaches to Decriminalization of DrugsRead More...

Scientists find that the impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence

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Girls and boys might be more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at different times during their adolescence, say an international team of scientists. In a study published today in Nature Communications, the researchers show that, in UK data, girls experience a negative link between social media use and life satisfaction when they are 11-13 years old and boys when they are 14-15 years old. Increased social media use again predicts lower life satisfaction at age 19 years.Read More...

A playbook to collectively run and develop communities of practice

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I came across this resource, which may be useful to some of the groups on EENet Connect: The Communities of Practice Playbook - A playbook to collectively run and develop communities of practice . "This award-winning, hands-on comprehensive toolbox helps you run and develop communities, networks and any other formal or informal structures that require collaboration and cooperation between various stakeholders who need to work together with a common purpose and vision. Based on rigorous...Read More...

How is the Recovery Model and health system transformation working out in the context of: Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness (MAID)?

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Ellen Cohen of the National Network for Mental Health, https://nmhin.ca/ explains her resignation from the federal government’s Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness. Cohen describes some of the underlying social and health dynamics involved. Cohen lays out the need to more urgently reflect further on MAID for Mental Illness, but also on the need to make more effective our current systems of care in mental health, but also social and general health care, before we...Read More...
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