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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!

· in Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub · 0 replies
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

· in Health Promotion and Prevention · 0 replies
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

· in Coordination, Transitions, and Partnerships · 2 replies RM RM
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

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

· in Communities of Interest · 1 reply RM
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

· in News & updates · 4 replies RM RM RM RM
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)?

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

Call for Applications: The Sandbox Impact Program

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The Sandbox Impact Program empowers collaborations to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes for children and youth across Canada. This opportunity is available for initiatives that leverage multiple partners to address a specific health and well-being challenge faced by children and youth in Canada. Priority will be given to initiatives serving vulnerable and equity-deserving children and youth. Applicants can request up to $4500 , in addition to the in-kind support that is offered.Read More...

Apply Now to Frayme's New Grant Program, Great Big Stories: Two-Eyed Seeing

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Frayme is thrilled to announce our next stream in the Great Big Stories Grant Program: GBS Two-Eyed Seeing. At Frayme , we deeply value the voices of survivors and aim to ensure meaningful decolonization among youth mental health and substance use organizations. For this reason, we have set out to amplify the stories of organizations working to decolonize services by embracing two-eyed seeing and launching the Great Big Stories (GBS): Two-Eyed Seeing Grant Program. Through the Two-Eyed...Read More...

We're now on Instagram!

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We're excited to share that we're now on Instagram! 🎉 At SickKids CCMH LI, we are always looking to expand and engage our learning community with our digital platforms. Follow us on Instagram for new content and stay connected: https://www.instagram.com/sickkids.ccmh.li/Read More...

Nutrition Research Study Recruiting GTA Women with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Do you work with women who experience anxiety? There is growing evidence that the food we eat impacts our mental health; however, most of the research to date has involved participants with depression . More research is needed to understand the effects of diet counselling on symptoms of anxiety. We are currently recruiting adult women (18-65) with generalized anxiety disorder to take part in a clinical trial testing the effects of diet modification and omega-3 supplementation. Participants...Read More...

New Podcast Episode: Food Insecurity and Mental Health

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In a new episode of the Mental Health on Campus podcast , CICMH’s Knowledge and Research Lead Emily Anne Opala is joined by Theresa Couto, a Registered Dietitian & Wellness and Sustainability Manager at Queen’s University, for a conversation about food insecurity on campus. As a third to one half of students are classified as food insecure globally, programs like Swipe It Forward at Queen’s are working to offer options for students in need. Listen to the episode here . You can also...Read More...

Improving access to community MHA services (RESOURCE)

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Hello, EENet Connect community! I'd like to draw your attention to a fantastic resource recently developed by the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP), in collaboration with the Provincial System Support Program at CAMH, CMHA Ontario, Addictions & Mental Health Ontario, and Ontario Health. This resource was developed to support mental health and addiction (MHA) providers, OHT leads and OHT members involved in the development of collaborative quality improvement plans...Read More...

2022 Ontario Youth Mental Health, Substance Use and Addictions Impact Grant

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FUNDING AMOUNT: up to $100,000 CAD each DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 28th, 2022 at midnight EST. Granting agency: Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC)-Knowledge Institute Substance use disorders are one of the three most common types of mental illnesses experienced by Canadians – and young people aged 15-24 years have the highest rates of substance abuse or dependence. [1] Mental health and substance-related service use among young people in Ontario has increased over time, with only about 1...Read More...

Understanding Peer Support: A Proposed Core Service in Ontario (attached new resource)

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NEW RESOURCE: Understanding Peer Support: A Proposed Core Service in Ontario (attached document below) In the Fall of 2021, Support House Centre for Innovation in Peer Support identified the need to further support and build the capacity of supervisors of peer support services. We began revising our supervisor training and throughout the process a number of areas requiring clarity related to the current context and understanding of peer support were brought to the forefront. The journey of...Read More...

Looking for research participants in SW LHIN catchment area- people experiencing mental health & addictions and homelessness

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Dear Community Partners My name is Jacqueline Harris, and I am a student in the Masters of Science in Nursing program at York University. My supervisor is Dr. Judith MacDonnell. I am conducting research for my thesis about the everyday lives of people facing mental health and addictions challenges and homelessness in rural communities. The purpose of this study is to explore how policies and other dynamics (e.g. stigma, discrimination) shape the lives of those facing mental health and...Read More...

Research Snapshot: Impacts of the climate emergency on Indigenous mental health / L’urgence climatique : ses conséquences sur la santé mentale des peuples autochtones

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What you need to know Indigenous Peoples are among those experiencing the diverse mental health impacts of climate change first and foremost. Evidence shows that strong emotional responses, suicide, depression and anxiety are linked to repeated and drastic changes in weather events. The emotional and psychological impacts of climate are caused by: forced migration and displacement an altered sense of place or loss of place disruptions to protective factors such as local cultures and...Read More...

New Sexual Violence on Campus Toolkit

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH)'s new Sexual Violence Response on Campus toolkit highlights the mental health impacts of sexual violence, the nuances of collecting data on sexual violence, as well as a collection of best and promising practices in sexual violence response. What is sexual violence and how prevalent is it on university and college campuses? What is intersectionality and what role does it play in sexual violence? Read through the toolkit available on...Read More...

Call to join a survey, "exploring supervision practices and impact within human service organizations in Ontario"

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For me, this is a critical and helpful piece for effective care, both for ourselves, our organizations and the clients we work with. From Karen Sewell Principal Investigator karen.sewell@carleton.ca Literature informing the study (see attached file) https://www.eenetconnect.ca/fi...StudyInfographic.pdfRead More...

DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

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Overview The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada, Technology Enabled Care Cymru and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Wales are pleased to accept submissions of abstracts on work in the field of digital mental health and informatics. For detailed information : Use this weblink For questions or inquiries , please contact: Asha Maharaj (asha.maharaj@camh.ca) or Oliver John (oliver.john@rcpsych.ac.uk)Read More...

Research Snapshot: Family violence among 2SLGBTQ+ youth at risk of, and experiencing, homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic

· in COVID - 19 · 0 replies
Check out this new Research Snapshot! Family violence among 2SLGBTQ+ youth at risk of, and experiencing, homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic Here is a sneak peek: What you need to know? The leading cause of homelessness among two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (2SLGBTQ+) youth is identity-based family violence resulting from a young person coming out as 2SLGBTQ+. 2SLGBTQ+ youth make up 20 to 40 per cent of the homeless youth population across North...Read More...

Call for Youth Storytellers! [Paid Opportunity]

· in COVID - 19 · 2 replies RM RM
The Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, in partnership with The Sandbox Project, Healthy Debate, and the Healthy Communities Initiative are looking for youth ages 12 to 25 for a new project called “In Their Own Words - Reflections by Youth on the Pandemic Project”. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge and lasting effect on the entire Canadian population and dominates the national conversation. Many voices have been heard in the media yet, there is one group whose stories have not been...Read More...

YMCA Y4Y-YCAP 2022 Contest Youth Jury Recruitment

· in Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub · 0 replies
CALLING ALL 15-18-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN YOUTH! The Youth 4 Youth Digital Media Contest is recruiting youth ages 15-18 as Youth Jury members to help determine the Top poster and video submissions for the contest. Below is some information on the contest itself. 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...Read More...

Back to School Sale 2022 is here! Save 20% with code B2SCHOOL20 on all programming!

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To celebrate #BackToSchool season 📚, we're having a big sale! From now until Sept. 30, use our promo code B2SCHOOL20 to save 20% on all future programming. Check out our latest SickKids CCMH LI Newsletter for more info and learn about our upcoming courses ranging from trauma, eating disorders, leadership, and more. Subscribe now to our newsletter mailing list to stay informed about our upcoming programming and promotions.Read More...

The Native Women's Association of Canada cannabis education website

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Hi everyone! As part of a three-year project funded by Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program where NWAC listened to the perspectives and experiences of Indigenous women, trans, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people to identify the priorities and needs for cannabis public health education and awareness. In response, we have created a central information hub for cannabis and public health related resources. We invite you to visit the Cannabis Education for and by First Nations,...Read More...

So long & thanks!

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 7 replies RM RM RM RM RM
Dear EENet Connectors, I'm writing to let you know that after this week I will be moving jobs and will no longer be an EENet Connect Co-Manager (though you may still see me posting content or RSVPing to events now and then). I leave you in very capable hands -- you can still reach out to @Rupi Chera and the EENet team for support via eenetconnect@camh.ca It's been a pleasure getting to see EENet Connect grow and thrive and I look forward to seeing where the community goes next All the best, EmmaRead More...

Calling all high school students passionate about mental health

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The Mood Disorders Society of Canada's National Youth Advisory Council is recruiting high school students to join their High-school subcommittee! This team works together virtually to plan and lead activities in their own schools around the country to raise awareness and funds for mental health and combat stigma. Apply here: https://forms.gle/bzGTfZab7XCZpUT28Read More...

New evidence brief: Building engagement in virtual communities of practice

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At EENet, people frequently ask us what it takes to build a virtual community of practice (VCoP) where members are actively engaged. More and more organizations and initiatives are investing time and resources in developing VCoPs to enhance communication and collaboration among relevant stakeholders. Yet, few people know how to make them function actively and effectively. For this reason, we set out to explore academic literature that would help us identify the factors that both constrain...Read More...

Call for Focus Group Participants: Design a smoking cessation program for Black communities in Toronto

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CAMH and Black Health Alliance are working together on a new project to develop a smoking cessation program tailored towards diverse Black communities in Toronto. The overall goal of this project, titled Equitable Health: Improving Cessation Outcomes within Black Communities, is to co-create a culturally relevant and safe smoking cessation intervention grounded in the voices and lived experiences of Black individuals in Toronto who smoke, or have quit smoking. As a part of this project, we...Read More...

Anxiety Canada is Recruiting for their Youth Ambassador Network

· in Children, Youth, and Young Adults · 1 reply RM
Anxiety Canada is recruiting for their Youth Ambassador Network! They are looking for volunteers whose lives have been touched by anxiety either through personal experiences or that of a friend or family member. Anxiety Canada's Ambassadors advocate and educate their peers about anxiety use their lived experience with anxiety or anxiety disorders by: raising awareness about evidence-based resources and programs provided by Anxiety Canada; taking part in Anxiety Canada media campaigns; and...Read More...

Winners of the 2022 Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award

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This year two applicants tied for highest rating. Recognizing the excellence of both, the review committee decided to split the available funds to award each project. The “CMHA Ottawa Condominium Program Study and Toolkit: Building Success in Housing First Treatment” team and the “Engaging youth with mental health and/or addiction concerns in health care navigation and research” by the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre team has been awarded the highly-coveted...Read More...

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...
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