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Webinar--Child and Youth Mental Health Stigma Reduction, CDPAC & PHAC

January 29, 2013

1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

You are invited to the upcoming webinar entitled “Child and Youth Mental Health Stigma Reduction” co-hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative.  

The second of a three-part series on various topics in mental health promotion and mental illness prevention, this webinar builds on the previous webinar by focusing on "what works" in reducing stigma around mental health for children and youth, and will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to expert speakers on:

  1. The Opening Minds anti-stigma initiative including efforts targeting media and youth;
  2. The Durham Talking About Mental Illness (TAMI) coalition, a youth awareness and education program, recognized Canadian Promising Practice and recent winner of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's 5th Anniversary National Partnership Award;
  3. The Call BS youth driven campaign dedicated to transforming the way youth mental health is framed and supported; and
  4. The Mental Health Awareness Combating Strategy and efforts to make it easier for youth to ask for help, including the 'reverse questionnaire' tool.

Speakers include:

  • Heather Stuart, PhD, Professor, Queen's University; Senior Consultant, Opening Minds; Bell Canada Chair in Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research
  • Bob Heeney, Professional Practice Leader, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Jeff Moat, President, Partners for Mental Health

To register, or for more information, please visit