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· in Opioid Problems Treatment Solutions · 1 reply RM
Now that we have been recorded MEQ data in our charts for a few years, is there starting to be a convention wrt how to quantify MEQ for Suboxone and methadone, even just for the purpose of tracking. I chose to label all the methadone/Suboxone patients as @MEQ 99 for tracking purposes back in the day, but would love something more sophisticated. Any thoughts?Read More...

META:PHI Virtual conference 2022 - call for poster submissions

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
We’re almost ready to share the line-up for the META:PHI 2022 conference. It’s looking like a great two days of sessions, interactive workshops and poster presentations on topics ranging from injectable OAT to working with peers. We have space for additional poster presentations. These can be short presentations on topics related to research, program innovations or clinical approaches. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference, with a one hour session on Day 1 for...Read More...

Research Snapshot: Mental health and well-being disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
New Research Snapshot developed by the Understanding Mental Health and Well-Being in Later Life project at PSSP explores the disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual older adults' mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is this research about? Sexual minority individuals are people from diverse populations including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, and asexual sexual orientation. This research takes a social ecological...Read More...

Register for this free webinar - Thursday, July 23rd - Launch of the Gambling - SPRinG App!

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
Quick and friendly reminder to ensure you saved a spot for an upcoming webinar: Join us for this Webinar - We are SPRinG’g into action to help the gambling community. Launch of the SPRinG App - A digital health solution to support self-management of problem gambling. | Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest | EENet ConnectRead More...

Shifting an assessment tool’s implementation vision over time to stop perpetuating illusions of impact

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 2 replies RM RM
I was reading Standardized Tools: An Exploration of Implementation Barriers and Enablers , a guidance on implementation in organizations https://www.eenetconnect.ca/to…arriers-and-enablers and for sure found a lot of wisdom on the approach to implementation. The description of the process in the first vignette rings so true to applying to everyday practice , so thanks for the inspiration. Reading the implementation guidance document stirred me on the realization as a front line worker for...Read More...

Call for Collaborators: Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Students on Campus Toolkit

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health is working on a toolkit on Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Students on Campus, and we are looking for collaborators! This project aims to provide staff on Ontario campuses with tools and strategies to build evidence-based services and shift campus cultural structures to better support the needs of members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities. The topics that will be covered in this project include: What is the landscape of mental health in 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and...Read More...

Tip of the mornin': Discussion Topics vs. Events

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
Curious about the best format for your post on EENet Connect? Here are some tips: If your post is about a workshop, webinar, conference, presentation or training session, select Event from the drop-down menu that appears when you click the POST button. This way it will show up in our calendar and people can let you know if they plan to attend. If your post is about something you would like information about or feedback on, or if it is about a topic or resource you'd like the community to be...Read More...

Widely used survey unable to isolate specific psychosocial work dimensions

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Guarding Minds @ Work is a widely used survey designed to measure 13 psychosocial dimensions of the work environment that have the potential to affect worker mental health. But a joint study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) found the survey unable to measure each of the 13 dimensions in isolation. This finding has implications for workplaces that use the measure to assess how well they are doing on specific psychosocial...Read More...

Requesting Ontario Priority Setting Documents in Mental Health and Substance Use / À la recherche de documents définissant les priorités de l’Ontario dans le domaine de la santé mentale et de l’usage de substances

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
Hello EENet Connect members! Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is embarking on the 2022 edition of Sharing Together , an initiative designed to co-create a new evidence* priority agenda for mental health and substance use (including problematic substance use, problem gambling and process addictions, e.g. internet, etc.) in Ontario. *EENet defines evidence to include practice-based evidence, the voice of people with lived experience and family members, research evidence, and culture. Sharing...Read More...

Service: Easy access to psychiatrist

· in Coordination, Transitions, and Partnerships · 1 reply RM
Psychotherapy Matters is a virtual collaborative care platform that helps to connect therapists and their clients to our network of psychiatrists. Registered therapists can request psychiatric consultations for clients who may benefit from a formal diagnosis and/or medical treatment. Psychiatrists provide consultations via secure teleconference to the patient with their therapist present. The psychiatrist may continue to be involved in the patient's care as a consultant for the patient's...Read More...

Poster/Video Design Competition - YMCA

· in Communities of Interest · 0 replies
Y4Y-YCAP is running its third annual digital media contest .The contest is free to enter and challenges youth across Canada (aged 18-24) to create either a poster, video or both that takes a neutral and evidence-based approach to discussing how cannabis use affects youth brain development. The top 5 submissions each receive prizes with the winning video being awarded $2000 and the winning poster receiving $750. The registration deadline is July 21st, 2022 with submissions being due August...Read More...

Upcoming GGTU Webinar: Asking about online communities of support: Narrative Therapy with a young man and his Discord server

· in Children, Youth, and Young Adults · 0 replies
Asking about online communities of support: Narrative Therapy with a young man and his Discord server This upcoming GGTU event on July 7th, 11 am - 12:30 pm ET, may be of interest to those of you working with young people who engage in online communities (i.e., video gaming communities, online chat spaces). This webinar is intended for professionals working in mental health and social services and you can find more information on our GGTU subforum:...Read More...

New Resource on Anger and Mental Health

· in News & updates · 0 replies
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) recently launched a new infosheet on anger and mental health . This infosheet outlines the characteristics of anger, how we evolved to experience anger, how to express our anger, ways that we can transform our relationship to our own anger, ways that we can support someone with their anger, and more. Visit the CICMH website to download the infosheet .Read More...

Webinar recording: Alcohol policy during the COVID-19 pandemic

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
On June 2nd, a webinar was hosted that explored changes in alcohol-related policy over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics included why alcohol has sometimes been framed as an “essential good,” arguments for and against making alcohol easier to access during government-enforced lockdowns, and what the likely consequences are of various policy changes that have taken place in Canada. View the webinar recording here (47 min. including Q&A) Presenters: Jean-François (JF) Crépault is...Read More...

[RESOURCE] Standardized tools: An exploration of implementation barriers and enablers

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 1 reply RM
Implementing a new standardized tool can be a daunting task subject to any number of setbacks and pitfalls. Standardized Tools: An Exploration of Implementation Barriers and Enablers outlines the common barriers to the adoption of a new tool, and suggests a series of preparatory and corrective enablers to guide the implementation of a new tool from a system, agency, and clinical practice level. This resource was developed through consultation with an expert panel of standardized tool...Read More...

Solutions to End the Drug Poisoning Crisis in Ontario: Choosing a New Direction

· in News & updates · 3 replies RM RM RM
At a special Drug Strategy Network of Ontario (DSNO) meeting on April 20, 2022, members endorsed four policy solutions to reduce drug poisoning deaths and injuries in Ontario. Implementing these policies will significantly reduce the harms, including death, experienced by people who consume unregulated drugs. They will also improve community safety by reducing drug-related crime and drug poisoning rates, while simultaneously decreasing community costs incurred by first responders, police and...Read More...

CAMH guidance on opioid agonist therapy to treat opioid use disorder

· in News & updates · 0 replies
Are you a physician or nurse practitioner who works with people with opioid use disorder? The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recently released the third edition of Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Prescriber’s Guide to Treatment (formerly called Methadone Maintenance: A Physician’s Guide to Treatment). This guide is relevant to both practitioners working in primary care and those who focus on addiction medicine. With contributions from more than 50 authors across Canada, it offers...Read More...

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

· in News & updates · 0 replies
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 1 reply RM
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

· in COVID - 19 · 1 reply RM
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!

· in News & updates · 0 replies
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!

· in News & updates · 0 replies
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
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!

· in News & updates · 1 reply RM
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 recorded. 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?

· in News & updates · 0 replies
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
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

· in Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub · 1 reply RM
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

· in Health Promotion and Prevention · 0 replies
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
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

· in News & updates · 1 reply RM
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

· in News & updates · 2 replies RM RM
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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 0 replies
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

· in News & updates · 0 replies
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!

· in Children, Youth, and Young Adults · 0 replies
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

· in COVID - 19 · 2 replies RM RM
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

· in News & updates · 0 replies
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...
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