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Who is a Young Carer?


--submitted by Reisha Lydia Fernandes, BSc, MPH Candidate, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph

Have you heard of the term “young carer”? Chances are, you probably haven’t. Most people are not familiar with the term in Canada. But it isn’t just Canada; young carers are an invisible population worldwide and due to the lack of public awareness, their needs tend to go unrecognized.

So, let us start with the basics: What is a young carer?

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.

Toronto Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) Program Implementation Evaluation Brief Report



I Background
II An Evaluation of the Toronto Mobile Crisis Response Team Program
III Evaluation Recommendations
IV References
V Resources

--submitted by Maritt Kirst, Amy Katz and Vicky Stergiopoulos. The original report on which it is based was written by Maritt Kirst, Renira Narrandes, Kate Francombe Pridham, Janani Yogalingam, Flora Matheson and Vicky Stergiopoulos, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital

I Background

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.

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


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!

Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award Now Accepting Applications


Deadline: March 4, 2014

Paula Goering Award Now Accepting Applications!

The Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award recognizes an innovative researcher- decision-maker collaborative research project for Integrated Knowledge Translation in the area of mental health and addictions. The $2000 award is named in recognition of Dr. Paula Goering's wide-ranging and significant contributions to the field of mental health services research in Canada and internationally, including advancements in the field of knowledge translation.


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