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Clifford Beers Foundation Conference On Mental Wellness

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Participants in a range of surveys were asked questions related to happiness and satisfaction with life and from the results of 100 different studies from across the world, involving 80,000 people Canada was ranked the 10th happiest country. This is good news for most of us but there still exists a large group of Canadians who are marginalised and excluded from many of the activities that create happiness. For this reason the benefits of having a happy society will be debated at an international conference to be held in Toronto in early March.

Achieving positive mental health and wellness is now recognized as an urgent issue for government. As Michael Murray, CEO, of the Clifford Beers Foundation in England is keen to stress, Expanding our Horizons: Moving Mental Health and Wellness Promotion into the Mainstream, provides an opportunity for the Canadian government and public, to benefit from the knowledge and experience that now exists and ensure mental health and wellness promotion becomes an important feature of policy.

The Clifford Beers Foundation has worked with partners across the world to develop a series of international conferences to stimulate progress in developing effective ways for promoting mental health and wellness and this conference provides Canadians with the opportunity to join in and influence the debate.

Experts from around the world have been invited to address the conference which has a major aim of advising the Mental Health Commission of Canada on developing a national strategy.

For further details and registration visit http://www.toronto.cliffordbeersfoundation.co.uk/intro.htm.

Or contact Michael Murray, Clifford Beers Foundation, michael_murray@charity.demon.co.uk, or by phone from Canada at 011 44 1785 246668