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Hiring lived experience research advisors for a study exploring machine learning in psychiatry

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We are looking to hire 2 lived experience research advisors as we conduct our study titled "Building Fair Machine Learning (ML) Models: Using Big Data to Explore Inequities in Risk Assessment". We are looking for people with significant experience in the CAMH emergency department (ED) as a patient, either through: 1) More than 1 ED visit since November 2017 OR 2) Admission to a CAMH inpatient unit via the CAMH ED since November 2017 Please see the attached call-out sheet or contact...Read More...

Study Recruitment for Clinicians: Living with Risk Decision Support Approach

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Are you a clinician working with older adults and have concerns about your client's safety? Would you like to use a decision support approach in usual care to help structure your approach to risk assessment and risk management? We are recruiting clinicians to use the Living with Risk: Decision Support Approach in usual care for a trial of 8 weeks and provide your input before, during and after use. Please see attached research poster for more information. If you have any questions or are...Read More...

Therapist Survey on covid impact training needs

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Dear EENet Connect members: We are still conducting our survey of the impact of COVID on treatment services and service providers. Please click on the link below to participate in this anonymous survey. I've also attached a summary of the results from the first round of this survey (conducted last year). Original post: Dr. Nigel Turner at CAMH is conducting a short survey aimed towards at clinicians who help people with addictions and mental health problems. We had originally offered this...Read More...

E-QIP is now accepting applications for our next cohort of QI and Data project coaching!

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The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our seventh cohort of QI and Data project coaching support! Apply today to: Receive dedicated 1:1 QI and data coaching for your project team to improve processes of care, with the goal to enhance client experience and health outcomes Receive support from subject matter experts on system and organizational priorities (i.e., access to care, wait times and recovery planning)...Read More...

Send a message to election candidates - make mental health and addiction a priority!

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https://notimetowaitontario.ca/ Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) has launched an election website to promote engagement on the challenges facing the addiction and mental health sector. Visit AMHOs website to learn more about the issues, download our social media assets, and send a letter directly to your local candidates calling for a better mental health and addiction system: https://notimetowaitontario.ca/ In the 2022 provincial election, AMHO calls on all political parties to...Read More...

Campus Mental Health Call for Reviewers: Sexual Violence Response Toolkit

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is completing the writing phase for our Sexual Violence Response Toolkit, and we are currently looking for reviewers to help us edit the document . If you play a role in campus sexual violence response and would like to support the creation of this toolkit as a reviewer, please submit your information in the following survey by Tuesday, May 31st. Call for Reviewers - Sexual Violence Response Toolkit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZP23BFRead More...

Introduction to Problem Technology Use Course Posting - Online Shopping

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Online Shopping Among the approximately 6% of Americans who struggle with compulsive buying-shopping (oniomania) a sub-set is affected by online shopping. Between 2020-2022, pandemic-related stresses may have worsened already existing shopper addiction or induced new cases of shopper addiction. Co-occurring conditions may have exacerbated or accelerated the addictive process, e.g., ADHD. Three factors may have increased vulnerability to online shopping addiction (Hartney & Snyder, 2020).Read More...

Join this event on Saturday, May 28th at 7:30pm EDT to hear about psychedelic-assisted therapies. Share your questions here in advance!

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On Saturday May 28 th , at 7:30pm EDT , join this event for 90 minutes to learn from some of the world’s top experts in the area of psychedelic-assisted therapies and medicine. This event is open and accessible to all, in-person (at the Hilton Toronto Downtown) or live-streamed and recorde A Q&A session will be held during this panel discussion, and in preparation, we would like to hear from you! What are your top questions about psychedelic therapies and medicine? Share your questions...Read More...

Research Snapshot: What do northern Ontario health professionals need for climate action in their roles?

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EENet's Research Snapshots are brief, clear language summaries of research articles, presented in a user-friendly format. This Research Snapshot is based on the article, “Perceptions of climate change and climate action among climate-engaged health professionals in Northern Ontario: A qualitative study” published in The Journal of Climate Change and Health in 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joclim.2021.100025 What you need to know Health professionals in northern Ontario view climate change...Read More...

Become an EENet community of interest or community of practice

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EENet is seeking to support at least seven new communities of interest (CoIs) or communities of practice (CoPs). These new CoIs/CoPs will receive EENet support from September 1, 2022, to March 31, 2024. Read more about this call for new CoIs/CoPs . The application deadline is June 30, 2022 at 5 pm (ET). We encourage applications from existing groups as well as new groups that have not yet been formed or that are in the conception phase. If you think you might be interested in submitting a...Read More...

F/ACT – FEST 2022 – National ACT and FACT conference

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In person national ACT and FACT conference at Camp Tamarack in Muskoka, Ontario. Plenary Speaker Topics (no breakout sessions)  COVID in the Rearview Mirror  F/ACT Across Canada  F/ACT Across Europe  MAID for Mental Illness  New York Wisdom  Mandated Addictions Treatment  Client Entrepreneurship  Addictions Challenges  Treatment Resistant or Wrong Treatment?  CT-R: Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy  Forensic Issues in F/ACT  Marijuana and Psychosis  IPS: Individual Placement...Read More...

Reminder: CICMH Conference Call for Abstracts

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Don’t forget to submit your abstracts for the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) conference – the deadline is fast approaching! This year’s conference theme, Building New Worlds, asks us to consider the ways in which we'll have to deconstruct elements of our world that are not serving us, decolonize our practices, and reconstruct with bold imagination. We'll be exploring topics that embrace a whole campus approach and that embed and examine the social determinants of...Read More...

Transgenerational factor of traumas on youths

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Yale-affiliated researchers recently published a study on transgenerational factors of traumas by comparison of children of veterans and nonveterans. They concluded: After adjustment for socioeconomic advantages that may increase health service use, children of veteran families demonstrate substantially higher rates of clinically recognized externalizing problems. While explanations for this require further study, service systems working with veterans may consider integrating child-focused...Read More...

cannabisandmentalhealth.ca

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We are excited to announce the launch of Cannabis and Mental Health ! This youth-led project was created in collaboration with the Schizophrenia Society of Canada ’s Cannabis and Psychosis: Exploring the Link , the Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange ( YouthREX ), and the Mental Health Commission of Canada , with funding from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program. Building on the strengths of each partner, centering on lived experience, and amplifying youth voices, we have...Read More...

Change is good - especially when it comes to stigma

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It's always nice to see a bit of good news. While we still have a ways to go to overcome the multiple forms of stigma associated with mental illness, the younger generation may provide some hope. In this article by Greater Good Science Centre , the authors highlight a recent study showing an overall decrease in public stigma towards people with depression, especially among millennials. Attitudes towards those with alcohol dependence and other mental illnesses do not seem to be changing as...Read More...

EENet Needs Assessment: What we heard from you

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At the beginning of this year, we surveyed stakeholders across Ontario’s mental health and addictions system about what their most urgent needs are with respect to: areas of evidence for improving programs, services, and policies types of resources EENet can produce to help inform decision-making other knowledge mobilization services EENet can provide to help get the right evidence into the hands of the people who need it We encourage you to: Read about the survey results here Tell us what...Read More...

Affordable Therapy with Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Interns

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For all of my Ontario Friends: If you're looking for an affordable rate for psychotherapy, please reach out! Both Carli and Stevie are ready to help you on your pathway, and both have profiles up on the "About Us" section of the Life Pathways Website. Please reach out to any of us by going to www.lifepathways.ca and connecting with us. You get: --a free, 15 minute consultation session with either/both of them --an affordable rate of counselling ($50-80 per session) --a receipt with my...Read More...

CIHI survey: Experiences of Canadians accessing mental health and substance use services

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In support of the federal, provincial and territorial governments’ Shared Health Priorities initiative, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is launching an online survey asking Canadians to share their experiences related to accessing mental health and substance use services. Complete this short, anonymous survey to help improve these services across the country! https://cihi.malatest.net/ Anyone age 12 and older is eligible to complete the survey. Participants will also be...Read More...

Register now and SAVE 20% on your mental health training and education

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Get ready to save on high quality, evidence-informed training with us - register between now and May 8 for any of our spring and/or summer programming using promo code MHW2022 and SAVE 20%. We have training in CBT, DBT, trauma, leadership, attachment, grounding, narrative and so much more coming up. Find your training at sickkidscmh.ca/learning and register before May 8 to SAVE with our special Mental Health Week 20% discount. Leaders in mental health training and education Please note: this...Read More...

CICMH is hiring: Indigenous Post-Secondary Knowledge & Research Lead

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Are you looking for an innovative and supportive team environment? We are seeking an experienced individual to join the CICMH ( Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health ) team as an Indigenous Post-Secondary Knowledge & Research Lead. Reporting to the Director of CICMH, the Indigenous Post-Secondary Knowledge & Research Lead will create tools, facilitate knowledge management, and research best practices for campus mental health specific to Indigenous students, staff, and...Read More...

Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier & Minister of Health and Betty-Lou Kristy, Chair, Minister's Patient and Family Council Release Report

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April 20, 2022 Moving forward together: Transforming care through partnership and engagement with patients, families and caregivers. The Minister of Health’s Patient and Family Advisory Council has released its 2021-22 report showcasing patient, family and caregiver voices as key in shaping the future of Ontario’s health care. Established as a permanent body in 2019, the Patient and Family Advisory Council is a key advisory group to the Minister and Ministry of Health. The Council provides...Read More...

CICMH Campus/Community Partnership Project

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is excited to announce that we are launching the second phase of our Campus/Community Partnership Project! Through this project, we support colleges and universities in building intentional partnerships with community mental health organizations in order to better support student mental health. If you are interested in building a partnership with a community mental health organization or campus in your area, please contact Cecilia...Read More...

New Resources on Food Insecurity and Mental Health

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health recently launched a new infosheet on food insecurity and mental health . With a third to one half of students being classified as food insecure globally, this infosheet outlines some of the impacts of food insecurity on mental health, as well as some examples of food security programs that have been developed on campuses across the country. Visit our website to find this and other infosheets on several topics including sexual violence and...Read More...

#Frayme2022 Digital Shareback - Available Now!

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In February of 2022, Frayme hosted the third annual Frayme Learning Institute: FUTURE STATE - The Path to an Exemplary Youth Mental Health System . We are thrilled to now release a fully digital shareback of the entire event which includes: key learnings and takeaways; graphic recordings and a social feed; video recordings of every workshop, plenary and symposium session that took place. You can view the full digital shareback here. Frayme is committed to filling critical knowledge gaps via...Read More...

Survey: How treatment professionals have adapted to Covid-19

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Dear EENet Connect members: Dr. Nigel Turner at CAMH is conducting a short survey aimed towards clinicians who help people with addictions and mental health problems . We had originally offered this survey to problem gambling treatment professionals, but we have now expanded it to any one helping problem with addictions or mental health problems. The purpose of the research is to better understand: How you have adapted your services in response to the pandemic. Your level of stress during...Read More...

Cannabis and Older Adults eLearning Modules - Accredited, Asynchronous and Free

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Funded by Health Canada, these 11 eLearning modules are individually accredited (MOC, MainPro+) through the University of Ottawa so you can do one, a few or all of them for up to a total of 6.75 hours/credits. These evidence-based modules were created by and for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and psychologists. Other healthcare providers as well as students in these fields will find great value too. Some of the topics include evidence for cannabis as treatment; medico-legal considerations;...Read More...

CAGP/CCSMH Awards - Seeking Nominations

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NOMINATIONS WANTED! Here's your chance to recognize the amazing contributions of a colleague, your team or organization for the great work they do in addressing older adults and mental health. There are two awards: CAGP/CCSMH Seniors' Mental Health Outstanding Care and Integrative Practice Award CAGP/CCSMH Vision Award These awards recognize outstanding seniors’ mental healthcare initiatives and innovative and effective ways to combat ageism and stigma and promote seniors' mental health.Read More...

New Anti-Oppressive and Mental Health Crisis Response Toolkits

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health recently launched two toolkits: Anti-Oppressive Practice : This first part of the Anti-Oppressive Practice toolkit aims to help those who support students on campus better understand what anti-oppressive practice is, how it intersects with mental health, and why it is important to embed anti-oppressive practices into our work on campus. Click here to view the toolkit . Mental Health Crisis Response on Campus : This toolkit is designed to...Read More...

*New* Vaping Cessation Guideline Resource from the Nicotine Dependence Service at CAMH

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The Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) at CAMH is excited to share our Vaping Cessation Guideline Resource ! This resource was developed in response to the growing prevalence of e-cigarette use, in collaboration with a group of international experts and people with lived experience of e-cigarette use, with the goal of providing evidence-based guidance for healthcare providers to support adults and youth (ages 15-24) who want to quit vaping. The recommendations listed in this resource aim to...Read More...

Call for applications: Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award in mental health and addictions

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The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher – knowledge user collaboration for Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) in the area of mental health and addictions. The Paula Goering Award was first launched in 2012 and is offered bi-annually (every two years). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 call was postponed. This is the fifth call for applications. Award details Eligibility criteria Project is completed or close to...Read More...

Last day to take our survey: EENet Connect wants to hear from you!

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Today is the last day to take our survey and we would like to hear from you! What do you like about EENet Connect? What do you want improved? By providing us with your feedback, you can help us make the platform more useful and easier to use. The deadline for completing the survey is April 1st, so we hope to hear from you soon! The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EENet_ConnectRead More...

We're Hiring! Knowledge and Research Lead

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) works with post-secondary institutions and community organizations to enhance their capacity to support student mental health and wellness. A key piece of our work is to establish collaborations and partnerships between post-secondary institutions and community organizations. We are seeking an experienced individual to join our CICMH team as a Knowledge and Research Lead. Reporting to the Director, CICMH, this position will provide...Read More...

Mental Health Week special webinar presentations with a 50 percent discount

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Mental Health Week (MHW) is acknowledged during the first week of May with an emphasis on children’s mental health. This year to recognize and honour MHW, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute will be offering all children and youth programming during the week of May 2 – 8, 2022 with an automatic 50 percent savings . See our full MHW programming lineup below and enjoy these great trainings with our special MHW discount. May 2 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST - Supporting the...Read More...

Prohibition, Decriminalization, Legalization-Regulation

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Lots of new material - webinars, reports - at www.overdoseprevention.ca for keeners. The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council recently endorsed legalization with strict regulation of substances as the approach that offers the greatest potential benefits for both individual and community health, safety and well-being, and the lowest financial burden to taxpayers.Read More...

Research Snapshot: Mental well-being and coping strategies of Canadian adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

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Check out this new Research Snapshot! The mental well-being and coping strategies of Canadian adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic Here is a sneak peek: What you need to know? There is evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on the mental and emotional well-being of adolescents. Various countries, such as Canada, India, Nigeria and China, have shown an increase in mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety and self-harm. However, qualitative research is...Read More...

Multilingual mental health resources for newcomers to Canada

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Are you a newcomer to Canada? Or a service provider working with newcomers and refugees? Promising Practices in Accessing Virtual Mental Health: Supporting Refugees during COVID-19 is a national research project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ontario Ministry of Health. As a part of this project, mental health information for newcomers in a wide array of languages has been collated and translated for easy access. Resources are now available in Tigrinya , Amharic...Read More...

2022 Campus Mental Health Conference Call for Abstracts

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Submit your abstracts for our November virtual conference The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s (CICMH) Annual Conference is an opportunity for stakeholders in post-secondary mental health across Ontario and Canada to come together, connect over their shared goals, and learn new strategies to bring back to their practice. Our event represents the heart of CICMH’s work: bringing together diverse stakeholders among Ontario’s university and college staff, students, community...Read More...

Webinar: The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Cannabis and Alcohol Use in Ontario

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You still have time to register for today's webinar: The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Cannabis and Alcohol Use in Ontario! TODAY at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT Register for this webinar now ! Dr. Tara Elton-Marshall will present results from a CIHR and CCSA funded grant examining the impacts of cannabis legalization on cannabis consumption and cannabis-related harms among adults in Ontario. Dr. Sameer Imtiaz will present results from a CCSA funded project examining the impacts of cannabis...Read More...

New guidelines released for use of nutrient- and plant-based supplements in mental health treatment

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A major international evidence review and clinical guidelines have been published today on the use of nutraceuticals (nutrient-based natural products) and phytoceuticals (plant-based natural products) in the management of various psychiatric illnesses. The guidelines were commissioned by The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) and Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and are the result of the work of 30 leading academics and clinicians from 15...Read More...

Webinar recording: Alcohol consumption, harms & treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Alcohol consumption, ensuing harms, and treatments for harmful alcohol use have all changed during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of government-enforced shutdowns and policies to encourage social distancing. On March 10th, a webinar was co-hosted by Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) , within the Provincial Support Program at CAMH, and by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) , wherein a a panel of experts presented emerging research on these significant changes. View...Read More...

WSIB Claim Process Following Physical Injuries Can Cause Mental Injuries

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A recent study in Ontario by the Institute forWork & Health (IWH) finds claimants who report poor treatment by WSIB case managers face a higher risk of serious psychological distress 18 months post-injury. Christa Orchard, research associate at IWH and lead author of the study says this is the first study we know of that establishes a link between case manager communications and elevated psychological distress, independent of poor mental health prior to the injury or illness. ...Read More...

EENet Connect wants to hear from you!

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It is that time of year again and we would like to hear from you! What do you like about EENet Connect? What do you want improved? By providing us with your feedback, you can help us make the platform more useful and easier to use. The deadline for completing the survey is April 1st, so we hope to hear from you soon! The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EENet_ConnectRead More...

“Enhancing work engagement and/or mitigating burnout”… in care organizations

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This article summary from EENet on the organizational dynamics in providing care may help strengthen your day to day efforts to participate within your organization. Along with the usual, keep a grip on thyself, it does a good job of incorporating managerial along with front line perspectives to actions at the organizational and systems level. Research Snapshot: Organizational conditions that influence work engagement and burnoutRead More...
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