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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

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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

· in Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub · 0 replies
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...

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

· in Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) · 5 replies RM RM RM RM RM
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

· in Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Hub · 0 replies
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...

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

· in Peer Support · 0 replies
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

· 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

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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

· 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...
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