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April 2019

Breaking Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The process of migration and resettlement can be extremely challenging and often puts the mental health and well-being of newcomers at risk. Despite pertinent and clear mental health issues in the newcomer population, availability and accessibility of services remain an issue. As this population continues to grow, it is essential to assess the prevalence of mental health issues in newcomers in order to adapt services accordingly. During this webinar, presenters will discuss: Needs of newcomers and refugees Barriers to accessing…

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Drug Treatment Court: Essentials for Lawyers and Treatment Providers

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$495

As one of the therapeutic courts in Canada's criminal justice system, Drug treatment Courts aim to help reduce crime and substance abuse. Whether you are Crown Attorney, defence counsel or treatment provider, this new program will give you the insight you need to fully appreciate the potential value of this problem-solving court. In this new program, you’ll hear from all parties involved in the Drug Treatment Court (DTC) process and gain a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between justice and…

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Mental Health Awareness and Support

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. It is essential that organizations build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically leads to continued employee wellbeing. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and, most importantly, how to be a support.…

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The Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy:Treating Trauma & Addictions

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Developed over the past three decades, the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model is an evidence-based therapy that offers both a conceptual umbrella under which a variety of practices and different approaches can be grounded and guided, and a set of original techniques. Developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz, IFS is the most comprehensive model now emerging as the dominant therapeutic modality which regards the personality as a system of subpersonalities. Schwartz’s model states that in addition to the many parts that…

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Mental Health Awareness and Support

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. It is essential that organizations build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically leads to continued employee wellbeing. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses and, most importantly, how to be a support.…

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Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

April 29 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 4:00 pm

Trauma is a wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. As a result, the impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed. Protective steps for enhancing helper wellbeing are also provided. Participants will learn key principles and strategies for working with…

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May 2019

Doors Open Whitby: Ontario Shores

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

During this 100th year as a mental health hospital, Ontario Shores will be participating in Doors Open Whitby in a big way. You can expect: Regular tours of our building, Hands-on access to archives, photos and objects from years past, Expressive arts activities and A craft market

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AdvantAge Ontario Annual General Meeting and Convention

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 8 @ 5:00 pm

Advancing Senior Care Join us to celebrate 100 years of advancing senior care! Our annual convention is the largest gathering of senior staff from not-for-profit long term care homes, seniors’ housing and community service organizations across Ontario.

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High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adolescents

May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm

This intensive, two-day hands-on workshop provides evidence-based behavioural intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and successful psychosocial techniques to teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Dr. Daily will provide interesting case studies, demonstrations, and activities that will help you better understand high functioning autism and give you practical intervention techniques for social success, improved mood, positive behaviour changes, and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviours.

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Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

The ability to thrive and manage life’s difficulties is greatly influenced by our mental wellbeing from an early age. Children and youth need supports in their lives to help navigate the challenges that come along with mental health, and to connect them with the necessary support and services. This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses.…

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High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adolescents

May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm

This intensive, two-day hands-on workshop provides evidence-based behavioural intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and successful psychosocial techniques to teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Dr. Daily will provide interesting case studies, demonstrations, and activities that will help you better understand high functioning autism and give you practical intervention techniques for social success, improved mood, positive behaviour changes, and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviours. Join autism expert and author, Cara Daily, PhD, BCBA, and learn…

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Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ability to thrive and manage life’s difficulties is greatly influenced by our mental wellbeing from an early age. Children and youth need supports in their lives to help navigate the challenges that come along with mental health, and to connect them with the necessary support and services. This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses.…

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2019 Ontario Walk-In Counselling Symposium

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This symposium will provide a highly collaborative and participatory forum for all who are interested in walk-in counselling service delivery, and allow an opportunity to come together and share stories of our journeys, discoveries, innovations and future directions.

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Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ability to thrive and manage life’s difficulties is greatly influenced by our mental wellbeing from an early age. Children and youth need supports in their lives to help navigate the challenges that come along with mental health, and to connect them with the necessary support and services. This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses.…

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20th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference

May 10 @ 8:30 am - May 11 @ 4:30 pm

The Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference aims to advance collaborative practice in mental health care in primary care and community settings. Our scope includes intra- and interprofessional collaboration, as well as collaboration with clients and caregivers. We value multiple forms of knowledge and ‘evidence’ including scientific knowledge, pragmatic knowledge of front line healthcare providers and administrators, and experiential knowledge of people using mental health services, and throughout the conference we seek to promote dialogue between these different perspectives. This…

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Self-Compassion and Emotional Resilience

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

For many years self-esteem was seen to be the key to psychological health. However, research psychologists have identified several downsides to the endless pursuit of self-esteem such as ego-defensiveness, constant social comparisons and instability of self-worth. Research suggests that self-compassion is a healthier way of relating to oneself, offering all the benefits of self-esteem without its downsides. Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a good friend we care about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves…

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Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care Workshop: When the Well is Dry

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$45

To celebrate Mental Health week (May 6-12), CMHA Toronto will be presenting a workshop on "When the Well is Dry: Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care: " In this lively and interactive workshop we will: -define compassion fatigue and discuss how it looks and feels -explore risk factors for compassion fatigue -utilize an individual self-assessment tool to reflect on our own compassion satisfaction, stress and fatigue -explore some of the challenges to self-care -share and discuss a variety of self-care strategies -consider…

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Caregiver Conference 2019: Supporting the Caregiver Journey

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Caregivers are invited join us for the 2019 Caregiver Conference, Supporting the Caregiver Journey, which will provide hope, inspiration, and practical tips for caregivers who support someone with a mental health issue.

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Waypoint Research Institute Conference

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm

Each year, the Waypoint Research Institute, in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, hosts an educational event or conference. The event is intended to draw attention to a issues facing the mental health and addictions system, particularly where research can be used to improve the delivery of clinical services.

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Roadmaps to Resiliency: Investing in Mental Wellness for Ontario’s Workplaces

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Looking for practical skills to bring into your workplace to address mental health? Want to hear from experts about building on-the-job resiliency? Are you a CEO, supervisor or front-line worker trying to support employee mental health? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then save the date and attend Roadmaps to Resiliency: Investing in Mental Wellness for Ontario’s Workplaces on May 13-14, 2019 in downtown Toronto. Hosted by Mental Health Works in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association,…

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