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Webinar: Indigenous Mental Wellness

The Registered Nurses Association (RNAO) in partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), Chiefs of Ontario (COO), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Shkaabe Makwa, the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA), and the Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Council (OFNYPC)  invite you to join us on September 22, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (ET) for a webinar entitled "Indigenous Mental Wellness” featuring guest speakers Carol Hopkins, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation and Brenda M Restoule, First Peoples Wellness Circle.


The First Nations Mental Wellness Framework (FNMWC) will provide a foundation for this presentation as it provides guidance for addressing the unique needs of First Nations from within the social determinants of health.  Understanding the link between trauma and unique needs of First Nations will enable more effective policies and culturally safe program support.  Building from the inherent strengths of individuals provides a starting place to come together on a journey of wellness.

This webinar will offer two discussions: one on problematic substance use and a second on child and youth mental wellness.  Each presentation will be 40 minutes and offer the participants:

  1. Description of the link to the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework as a way of addressing problem statements and assumptions
  2. Key factors influencing culturally safe services and;
  3. Recommendations for achieving Indigenous Wellness: Hope, Belonging, Meaning and Purpose.

This presentation will link early intervention with culture, land, heritage and social determinants of health across education and health systems. This webinar will conclude with 25 minutes for questions and dialogue.

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