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W2A Youth Engagement Sharing What Works: ACCESS Open Minds was there!

June 1, 2018

On May 15 and 16th 2018, youth and adult knowledge brokers from across Canada rallied in Toronto for Wisdom2Action’s event on Youth Engagement: Sharing What Works. Cliff Ballantyne (Sturgeon Lake First Nation), Bernadette Bernard (Eskasoni First Nation), Alyssa Frampton-Fudge (Halifax), and Jimmy Tan (Toronto) from the ACCESS Open Minds National Youth Council and Chantelle Mireault…

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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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Events

Montréal Walks for Mental Health – Sunday, October 14

September 10, 2018

SickKids Inaugural Mindfulness Research Symposium

September 4, 2018

10th New Brunswick Health Research Conference

August 29, 2018

Film screening of “I’m Okay” & Panel on mental health

August 23, 2018

Toronto’s Mental Wellness Seminar (August 25)

August 23, 2018

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