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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.


ACCESS OM & Kids Help Phone – Partnering for easier access to services for youth in Canada

For over 2 years, ACCESS Open Minds and Kid’s Help Phone have been partnering to ensure youth living in communities offering ACCESS OM services, are provided with the information they need to get in person help, right away, if they need it. To learn more about this groundbreaking partnership check out the 2017 Kid’s Help Phone…

Mental health crisis line launched Nipissing, Muskoka, Parry Sound regions

In the Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound regions of Ontario, service providers have partnered to offer a resource for children, youth, their parents and caregivers who need support through the launching of a new hotline. The toll-free number is 1-844-287-9072 (learn more here, Somewhere To Turn), and it offers greater accessibility to services and support for youth…

RIPAJ-Montréal celebrates summers, art, music

May 31, 2018: We all know the benefits of music on our overall health and mental health. And we also know that helping each other and working in solidarity can contribute towards wellness, too. This past May 31, a group of young musicians shared their musical talents and time to the employees and youth of the Chez Pops…


ACCESS OM being presented via Orygen webinar: June 14

Dr. Ashok Malla will be presenting the ACCESS Open Minds in an upcoming webinar hosted by Orygen, Australia’s National Centre of Excellents in Youth Mental Health. For more information and to register your attendance, go to the Orygen webinar page here.

ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent: Grand Opening Oscars!

  The ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent site has been identified as a Youth Wellness Hub Ontario site, and they will be holding the grand opening of their new youth space on Friday, June 1st at 3:00pm sharp. RSVP to klukings@cmhalambtonkent.ca.   And for the local folks: some streets around the Grand Opening will be closed,…

Pre-conference session with Wisdom2Action: Engaging youth in health policy

May 28-31, 2018 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montréal, Québec: Public Health 2018 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health…


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