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Opportunity for Youth Content Creators

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Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada has been nurturing resilience in children and youth through the use of psychology-based, evidence informed programming for almost 50 years. We are looking for dynamic youth content creators (ages 14+) for our new game Thrivelandia! We are looking for young people who will help to create video clips as part of this game. In Thrivelandia, young people can play with the goal of learning tools that help them become mentally stronger and more resilient.Read More...

FREE VIRTUAL YMCA MEDIA IMPACT AND YOUTH GAMBLING WEBINAR

· in Communities of Interest · 1 reply RM
The Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) with the YMCA of Greater Toronto is hosting a FREE and VIRTUAL Media Impact webinar. Below is a brief description of the webinar: How many youth were exposed to a gambling ad during lockdown? Can Twitch be used to gamble? Are influencers being used to market gambling products? The YMCA of Greater Toronto's Youth Gambling Awareness Program's (YGAP) Media Impact presentation will tackle these questions and more, in a free hour-long session. The...Read More...

Research Snapshot: Blood flow in the brain and core mood symptoms in youth with bipolar disorder

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Blood flow in the brain, or cerebral blood flow (CBF), is not only an indicator of brain health but also of a person’s overall vascular health. Bipolar disorder has been linked to cardiovascular health and problems with blood vessels in general. There have been numerous studies that showed abnormal CBF in adults with bipolar disorder, especially in relation to mood symptoms. But little is known about CBF in youth with bipolar disorder. Researchers from CAMH's Centre for Youth Bipolar...Read More...

Community sharps bins

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Hi! Could anyone share information and/or experience they have about setting up community sharps bins? Our health unit is looking into possibly providing community partners with bins but would have a memorandum of understanding that would have the onus on them to maintain and manage the bins. Any information would be greatly appreciated.Read More...

CALL FOR CONTEST JURY MEMBERS: YMCA CANNABIS AWARENESS DIGITAL MEDIA CONTEST

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Calling all adult professionals working in the field of health care, youth, and cannabis! The YMCA of Greater Toronto's Youth 4 Youth Digital Media Contest, run alongside the Youth Cannabis Awareness Program, is currently recruiting jury members to help determine the Top 8 submissions for the contest. Below is some information on the contest itself. Y4Y-YCAP is running its third annual digital media contest. The contest challenges youth across Canada (aged 18-24) to create either a poster,...Read More...

New Campus Mental Health Resources

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) infosheets provide an overview of important topics for front-line staff and others working in campus mental health. Check out our recently released infosheets: Building Intentional Partnerships Empathic Strain 5 Tips for Success in Grants Rest and Sleep Visit our website for these and more infosheets on topics including food insecurity, winter blues and more.Read More...

Changing Minds with Youth Advisory Committee

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Hope + Me - Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) is creating a Youth Advisory Committee, where twelve transitional aged youth will have the opportunity to be trained on public speaking, and both WRAP and Peer Support training. The Youth Advisory Committee will be responsible for providing input and feedback with regard to Hope + Me - MDAO programs and services with an emphasis on youth perspective. Feedback will be shared with the goal of ensuring that Hope + Me programs and services...Read More...

We're Hiring! Indigenous Post-Secondary Knowledge & Research Lead

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­­­­­­Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (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 faculty, and to support and advance the goals and objectives of CICMH. This is a part-time (21 hours/week), contract role until March 31, 2023. It is based in Toronto. Interested? Apply today:...Read More...

KFL&A Public Health is hiring

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Come join an exciting team! KFL&A Public Health is hiring a public health promoter . This permanent fulltime position leads the work of the KFL&A Community Drug Strategy Advisory Committee and supports the work of the substance use, mental health, and injury prevention team. Or if you know someone in your network that may be interested in this exciting opportunity, please feel free to share. Posting closes July 19, 2022. The position is located in Kingston, Ontario.Read More...

Job opportunities in knowledge synthesis with CCSMH

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The Canadian Coalition of Seniors Mental Health is developping Canadian Anxiety Disorder Guidelines in Older Adults. The CCSMH is hiring two people to support the anxiety guideline development. The postings for these positions are now up. There is a project co-ordinator role and a research associate role. Please share widely through your networks!Read More...

Service: Easy access to psychiatrist

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

Standing Strong Together, Mashkowigaabowidaa: Toolkit for a Northwestern Ontario RAAM Approach

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 1 reply RM
This toolkit provides an in-depth resource to support and enhance Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) services in vast geographical regions with dispersed populations. RAAM clinics provide timely access to specialized supports for clients who are living with addiction to opiates and other substances and who require medical services, combined with mental health and addiction supports. If you would like further information or are interested in a presentation to your agency or community,...Read More...

Gaming & Gambling Survey: Receive $15 Amazon Gift Card!

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 1 reply RM
The YMCA-YGAP is seeking 600 youth ages 16-24 years old for a survey on gaming and gambling. Participation in the survey takes approximately 10 minutes and participants will receive a $15 Amazon.ca e-gift certificate for their time. The data from this survey will contribute to our understanding of gaming and gambling amongst youth and will help improve future educational and prevention initiatives. We hope you might consider sharing the below recruitment flyer with any youth who you think...Read More...

easy question (I think!)

· 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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

· 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!

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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 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?

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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

· 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...
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