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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.


Happy Birthday to the ACCESS EO Péninsule acadienne team!

The ACCESS EO Péninsule acadienne team from Caraquet, NB organized a great event this past June 27th to celebrate one year of the ACCESS Open Minds project in their community. The event was well-attended, including almost one hundred participating youth, family members and carers, as well as many local partners. The youth participants gave a…

ACCESS OM & Kids Help Phone – Partnering for faster, better and 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…


International Self-Care Day: July 24

International Self-Care Day takes place on July 24 every year, all around the world. International Self-Care Day has been running since 2011, and is used to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles that include regular self-care in responsible ways. Click here to read more about the International Self-Care Foundation, and the date itself: http://isfglobal.org/international-self-care-day/

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,…


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