Mental Health

Mind the connection: Preventing stroke and dementia

-- Submitted by Dr. Patrice Lindsay and Stephanie Lawrence, Heart and Stroke Foundation

Stroke and dementia — it’s all in our heads

Stroke and dementia have much in common. Both are diseases of the brain. Stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted and cells die as a result. Vascular dementia is often a further result of stroke damage, from either larger strokes or smaller ones accumulating over time.

Pathways to Promoting Mental Health within Public Health and Beyond

Contents

I Introduction
II Mental Health Promotion in Ontario
III Survey Findings from Pathways to Promoting Mental Health: A 2015 Survey of Ontario Public Health Units
IV Conclusion and Next Steps
V References
VI Key Resources

--Submitted by Monica Nunes

I Introduction

Conference - Mental Health and Substance Use Forum for Schools, Colleges & Universities

Toronto, Ontario
June 4&5, 2014

Enhance student well-being and safety. Identify co-occurring substance use and mental health problems

Early detection of mental health illness is crucial in preventing substance use and mental health problems from continuing into adulthood. Improve your understanding of concurrent disorders to transform your school's culture and improve student mental well-being.

New CMHA Ontario report: Equity in Mental Health

May 9, 2014 - Equity issues have a significant and often negative impact on the people, communities and health care system of Ontario. Consider that:

Webinar: Recovery and the CHIME Framework

Online
February 25, 2014

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] training program is pleased to bring you the following free webinars. Please join us!
http://knowledgex.camh.net/researchers/areas/sami/webinars/Pages/default...

Live broadcasts take place on TUESDAYS, from 11:30am-12:30pm EST (Toronto Time).

Webinar: Mental Health in Cities: The Role of Cultural Continuity for Aboriginal Peoples

Online
February 18, 2014

11:30am-12:30pm EST (Toronto Time)

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] training program is pleased to bring you the following free webinars. Please join us!
http://knowledgex.camh.net/researchers/areas/sami/webinars/Pages/default...

Two Articles from National Collaborating Centres: Advancing Population Mental Health and Telling the Health Equity Story through Population Heath Status Reporting

Advancing Population Mental Health was submitted by Pascale Mantoura of the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy.

Telling the Health Equity Story through Population Heath Status Reporting was submitted by Hannah Moffatt, Lesley Dyck, and Pemma Muzumdar of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.


One: Advancing Population Mental Health 


Contents

Minding Our Bodies: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Contents

I Summary
II Background: From Policy to Practice
III Influencing Behaviour Change
IV Project Goals
V Gathering the Evidence
VI Getting the Word Out
VII Seed Funding to Support New Programs
VIII Broadening Our Scope
IX Project Evaluation
X Next Steps
XI Related Resources

-- submitted by Scott Mitchell, Director, Knowledge Transfer, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

I Summary

Growing People First: Emerging Best Practices from a Mental Health and Gardening Knowledge Swap

Contents

I Introduction
II Background
III Process
IV Examples of gardening and mental health programs
V Best practices
VI Evidence
VII Evaluation
VIII Next steps
IX Conclusion
X References and resources

-- Submitted by Linor David, BSc, Health Promoter- Central Toronto Community Health Centres

I Introduction

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