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A national research network connecting youth, families and carers, researchers, service providers and policy makers to improve youth mental health care in Canada.


In the Spotlight: Charles-Albert and Yvonne

Our very own Yvonne (AFC council president) and Charles-Albert (and National Youth Council member) had the opportunity to attend this year’s Journées annuelles de santé mentale (JASM) conference held May 7-8th. Goals of JASM included bringing together key stakeholders interested in the mental health field to mobilize them around common objectives, and sensitizing attendees to…

ACCESS Open Minds Peer Support Webinar

*Drum roll* for our first ever external webinar. Members from the ACCESS OM network will share their expertise and experience of peer support: from youth and family peer support, integrating peer support into clinical teams, online peer support and research findings. Our guest speakers are Gina Dimitropoulos, Karen Pinkoski, Lee Thomas, Alicia Raimundo and Nancy Milliea….

In the Spotlight: Alyssa Frampton

Earlier last month, Alyssa from the ACCESS Open Minds National Youth Council presented at the Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference – a national, student-led health and wellness research. Her poster talked about how the youth council is facilitating youth engagement in this research project- click here to see full poster! Here is what she took away…

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In the Media

Video Game Time Machine Charity Event at ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent

Calling all youth in Chatham-Kent! Check out this event at ACCESS Open Minds on December 21 from 6-9pm:  

Montréal Walks for Mental Health – Sunday, October 14

Members of the ACCESS Open Minds network will be joining forces with MONTRÉAL WALKS in their 10th annual Walk for Mental Health, taking place on Sunday, October 14th at Place Emilie-Gamelin (next to Berri-UQAM metro), starting at 11:00am. The foundation’s mission is to increase public awareness about mental health and eliminate stigma and discrimination towards people…

SickKids Inaugural Mindfulness Research Symposium

Date: September 20, 2018 Location: PGCRL Gallery, Toronto, ON   SickKids is holding the Inaugural Mindfulness Research Symposium in September. Open to the public, the event is dedicated to sharing the research of mindfulness applications, approaches and methodologies, and the impact mindfulness has on health outcomes.   For more information, visit http://www.sickkids.ca/eventlistings/2018/mindfulness-research-symposium.html


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