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Finding a Shared Language: Addressing Mental Health and Mental Illness in Health Promotion and Public Health Settings, CAMH

Online
November 25, 2013

12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Presented by the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre

There is a growing movement to acknowledge the interconnections between health promotion and public health work and mental health.  At the same time, a recent study of public health unit activities to address mental health in Ontario – Connecting the Dots –shows that while many are engaging in activities to promote mental health there is uncertainty around the terms and concepts connected to mental health and mental illness impeding work among health promotion and public health stakeholders in this area.

This webinar aims to explore a common language to frame, discuss and impact mental health within health promotion and public health settings.  The webinar will begin by presenting some fundamental terms and concepts for considering mental health in health promotion and public health settings. Guest speaker, Dr. Chris Mackie, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Middlesex-London Health Unit, will then speak to the latter content, sharing reflections from the field of public health. Throughout, the webinar will address the following questions:

  • How do the ways we talk about mental health and mental illness impact our practice?
  • How do the ways we think about mental health and mental illness impact our practice?
  • How does mental health and mental illness relate to population health work?

Anticipated prior level of knowledge: Introductory, no prior knowledge of the subject matter is necessary.

Intended audience: Health promotion and public health professionals.

Register here: https://sharedlanguage.eventbrite.com/.