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The ACCESS Open Minds Supplement (our newest publication)!!

July 2, 2019

Step right up to read ACCESS Open Minds’ latest publication: a special issue all about ‘ACCESS Open Minds: Transforming Youth Mental Health Services Across Canada’. It’s our biggest one yet, with transformation stories from 7 ACCESS Open Minds sites and 7 invited commentaries (from our three councils and youth mental health experts). “This supplement will…

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ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent celebrates their 1 year anniversary at their new location

May 31, 2019

As we start to anticipate the upcoming summer months, our friends at ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent have even more to be excited about – they will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary at their 140 King Street location! To celebrate this milestone, ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent will be hosting a community meetup complete with food, fun…

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In the Spotlight: Ann and Lacey meet the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor

May 30, 2019

On May 2-3, 2019, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, hosted the Ministerial Advisory Council on Mental Health meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Council provides advice and insights on practical solutions to the mental health challenges facing Canadians today. Council members include those with lived experiences, psychiatrists, academics, and clinical psychologists. ACCESS…

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In the Spotlight: Charles-Albert and Yvonne

May 23, 2019

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…

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ACCESS Open Minds Peer Support Webinar

May 22, 2019

*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….

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In the Media and Events

Stories of troubled youth inspired Weir mental health campaign

August 27, 2019

Mike Weir launches drive for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site

August 12, 2019

Ulukhaktok youth can connect with their culture following rink transformation

August 6, 2019

Three cheers for the launch of the new youth space in Ulukhaktok!

July 11, 2019

Hot of the press: ACCESS OM Chatham-Kent 1 year anniversary in local news

June 4, 2019

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