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Request for Expression of Interest--Anti-Stigma Campaign, Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has just posted an application process with a deadline of May 15th, inviting applications from programs and organizations who currently offer the following types of initiatives or who are interested in offering them.

Stigma

The Mental Health Commission now seeks expressions of interest from programs and organizations to be future demonstration sites. Eligible sites will:
Currently offer or agree to offer a new or existing program or intervention designed to:
  a. Reduce prejudice or improve feelings of social responsibility among health care providers toward people with mental health issues or illnesses;
  b. Improve the quality of care received by people with mental health issues or illnesses in health care settings;
  c. Improve access to care for people with mental health issues or illnesses.

All intervention approaches will be considered, ranging from educationally based programs to policy reform, provided they address one or more of the above objectives.  For more information, download http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/AntiStigma/RFI%20Health%20Professionals%20doc.pdf.

Youth and Mental Health

The Mental Health Commission now seeks expressions of interest from programs and organizations to be future demonstration sites. Eligible sites will:
Currently offer or agree to offer a new or existing program or intervention designed to:
  a. Improve youth mental health literacy, defined as information needed for youth to correctly identify mental health issues or illnesses among themselves or their peers and seek appropriate intervention;
  b. Reduce prejudice or improve feelings of social responsibility among youth toward people with mental health issues or illnesses;
  c. Improve social inclusion or social equity for people with mental health issues or illnesses;
  d. Increase the number of youth with mental health problems seeking help.

All intervention approaches will be considered, ranging from school-based, web-based, media-based, to policy-based initiatives, provided they address one or more of the above objectives.  For more information, download http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/Anti-Stigma/RFI%20Youth%20Stigma.pdf.

How to proceed

If your organization or program would like to be considered as a project site, please visit the Mental Health Commission website at http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca where you will find more information on how to register. Alternatively, go directly to the following web addresses to register: