Self Help

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Self-Help Resource Centre of Toronto

40 Orchard View Blvd, Suite 219
Toronto, Ontario  M4R 1B9

This organization seeks to increase awareness about self-help/mutual aid in the community and among helping professionals, and to facilitate the growth and development of self-help groups, networks and resources in the greater Toronto area.

For further information, or to find out about upcoming conferences, call (416) 487-4355 or 1-888-283-8806 or visit

Ontario Self-Help Network

40 Orchard View Blvd, Suite 219
Toronto, Ontario  M4R 1B9

This organization supports the development of new and existing self-help/mutual aid initiatives across Ontario.

For further information call (416) 487-4355 or 1-888-283-8806 or visit

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Office

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

CMHA Ontario deals specificially with issues of interest to Ontario readers, including mental health promotion.


Canadian Mental Health Association, National Office

Phenix Professional Building

595 Montreal Road, Suite 303

Ottawa ON  K1K

Ontario Self-Help Network Newsletter

This newsletter, released twice per year, provides information and resources about self- help across the province of Ontario.

To request this newsletter, contact the Ontario Self-Help Network (416) 487-4355 or 1-888-283-8806. To download the current newsletter visit

Self-Help Awareness Week in Ontario

This event, occurring annually in the last week of September, is supported by the Ontario Self-Help Network. The week’s events focus on promoting the self-help philosophy, and includes conducting workshops and holding the annual general meeting for the Self-Help Resource Centre. For information or to register for events, call (416) 487-4355 or 1-888-283-8806 or visit

Exploring the Utility of Self-Help Groups: Does Self-Help Group Membership Enhance Mental Health?

I Introduction

II Self-Help Groups and Mental Health

III Summary and Discussion

IV Conclusion

-- submitted by Irene Boldt, a 3rd year nursing student at Ryerson, through Spencer Brennan, Coordinator, Ontario Self-Help Network Program, Self-Help Resource Centre

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I Introduction

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

1920 Yonge Street, 4th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2

Tel: (416) 489-7111

Fax: (416) 489-6885

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