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CMHA’s National Peer Support Conference 2018: ACCESS Open Minds was there!

June 1, 2018

Fifteen ACCESS Open Minds network members from across Canada attended the National Conference on Peer Support that was held in Calgary from May 6-8th 2018. ACCESS Open Minds National Youth Council and Family & Carer Council members Leroy Augustine, Bernadette Bernard, Brittany Dalfen, Victoria Fehr, Haley Marion Mclean, Alicia Raimundo, Mckenzie Sock, Lee Thomas, Leah…

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Why patient data is vital if we want to transform mental health

May 25, 2018

Wondering “why research?” Check out this blog post from MQ outlining 5 ways that patient data can help improve mental health and save lives: https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/posts/patient-data-is-vital  

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Families of those experiencing mental health problems need support too, advocates urge for more funding

May 21, 2018

Support groups and individuals are lobbying the Liberal government of Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, to increase funding for those who care for a mentally ill family members. Provincial health care provides psychological services to those who experience mental illness, however there is no formal support system in place for family members…

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Canada Health Infoway + Kids Help Phone = Partners in supporting youth!

May 18, 2018

May 10, 2018 – Canada Health Infoway (an independent, federally funded, not-for-profit organization tasked with accelerating the adoption of digital health solutions) has teamed up with Kids Help Phone to facilitate their Crisis Text Line (currently being piloted in Manitoba) to other parts of Canada. Importantly, the text line is accessible through text message, meaning…

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Congratulations to Clark Paul: Outstanding Senior

May 14, 2018

  The entire ACCESS Open Minds wishes heartfelt congratulations to Clark Paul of Eskasoni First Nation on receiving the Bell Let’s Talk Award for Outstanding Senior. This award is well-deserved, as he contributes greatly to his community and to the ongoing work of the Eskasoni Mental Health Services team, the eastern-most ACCESS Open Mind site….

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Events

ACCESS OM being presented via Orygen webinar: June 14

May 30, 2018

ACCESS Open Minds Chatham-Kent: Grand Opening Oscars!

May 14, 2018

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

May 9, 2018

Mental Health Week ++ with RIPAJ-Montréal

May 7, 2018

3rd ACCESS OM Network Meeting: April 30 – May 2, 2018

April 25, 2018

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