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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 


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



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



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

Workshop: Cannabis and Psychosis: Sharing Our Knowledge


Ottawa, Ontario
October 17, 2012

On behalf of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, we would like to extend a special event invitation.

Please join us for an exciting knowledge exchange workshop in Ottawa on October 17, 2012. We will continue our efforts to share the outcomes of our current Cannabis and Psychosis research project, and to plan for future research and funding opportunities.

The workshop flyer (PDF) contains more information.

Video on Social Determinants of Mental Health


(from the Adler Institute on Social Exclusion)

Policies in areas like housing, employment, education, and safety have important impacts on the mental health and well-being of communities, especially the most vulnerable. Rarely, if ever, do policy makers consider the impacts of these and other "social determinants" on the mental health of communities. Consequently, as a society, we make many policy decisions that harm our collective psychological functioning and well-being.

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.

Opening Doors Project Now Booking Workshops


The Opening Doors Project is now booking for the New Year. We facilitate workshops throughout Ontario on mental health and wellness, mental health stigma, settlement stress and anti-racism.

Who are the workshops for?
• Newcomer communities
• Communities of mental health survivors
• Immigrant and refugee serving agencies
• Mental health services and agencies and institutions

These two-hour workshops are appropriate for English-language learners and can be tailored to specific audiences and needs.

Women's Mental Health Conference: Building Networks and Research Capacity


Toronto, Ontario
October 1, 2010

The Women's Mental Health Program of the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and affiliated teaching Hospitals, invites you to register for our conference on Women's Mental Health.

Women's Mental Health Conference:

Building Networks and Research Capacity

Friday October 1st, 2010

REGISTRATION is now open at:

It’s Not Just Gym Anymore



I Introduction
II Report card on physical activity
III Health and physical education
IV How the curriculum was developed
V What’s in the curriculum?
VI The challenge now

--submitted by Chris Markham, Executive Director and C.E.O., (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Ophea

I Introduction


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