Important Changes regarding Psychotherapy

Dear MHNIG member,

This letter is to inform you about some important decisions that have been made regarding RNs and psychotherapy. These decisions will not only affect mental health nurses but nurses in all areas who practise psychotherapy (palliative, oncology, etc). The impact throughout the province would be extensive.

CBT training - $500 discount for all MHNIG and RNAO members

Center for CBT Sudbury Training & Supervision Program is offering a $500 discount to MHNIG and RNAO members for the CBT training or training and supervision!

Deadline to apply is January 23 for the upcoming Feb 2018 intensive.


Please check them out at

Durham - Northumberland Fall General Meeting

Please join RNAO Durham Northumberland Chapter on the discussion of practice changes and trends related to medical assistance in dying (MAID). Other topics include advance care planning, end of life, post-mortem care and more.

Perinatal Mental Health classes

Perinatal Mental Health classes: 3-part professional learning event organized by OTN Professional Learning.
This three-part professional learning event, designed by leading experts from Mount Sinai Hospital’s Perinatal Mental Health Program, will review practical approaches to caring for patients with a mental illness during and/or after pregnancy.
OTN offers professional learning events that are free to participate in, and easy-to-access using you

Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nursing 2017 Conference

The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses 2017 Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses National Conference will be held November 1st - 3rd, 2017 at the Marriott Niagara Falls Gateway on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The Parish Nursing Interest Group educational event

The Parish Nursing Interest Group are holding an education day in Kitchener on Saturday, September 30th. What will be covered? The use of story telling in nursing practice with key note speaker Carolyn Wilker, an author and story teller. Food provided. We do hope that some of you will be able to attend.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Intensive Training: Deadline September 1, 2017

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the ‘link’ between our thoughts, behaviours and emotions.  This is done by identifying distorted thinking through automatic thoughts, challenging and modifying maladaptive schemas, beliefs and behaviours, and helps one to recognize how they relate to others and their environments. CBT is an intervention that teaches clients to identify, evaluate and respond to dysfunctional beliefs and thoughts.


'Haneri' is a short Film on Mental Health in the Punjabi Community. It is filmed, directed and starred by local talent. This is a great video for clinicians working with this population to better understand the challenges associated with this group and can be used with client families during psycho-educational sessions. 

Please click on the link below to view the short film:

RNAO Nurse Educator Mental Health & Addiction Resource

The RNAO's publication of the RNAO Nurse Educator Mental Health and Addiction Resource: Integrating Mental Health and Addiction into the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum has been released online!!! The resource is available for download/pdf printing at:

Mental Health Documentary: Lost Boys

Lost Boys is a documentary that focuses on the unique mental health challenges of young men. 

We hear the stories of Brian, Mike, Tallan and Nolan as well as leading experts in the field who discuss the signs and symptoms of mental illness and addiction. 

The term Lost Boys refers to a generation of young men, approximately aged 15-25, who have often turned to gaming, substance use and isolation in response to a variety of cultural factors. 

Watch the documentary by clicking on th​e link below:

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