Do you practice what you preach? Hamilton Event

Do You Practice What You Preach? 
Dealing with your own compassion Fatigue / Mindfulness

Come join the RNAO’s Mental Health Nursing Interest Group (MHNIG) Hamilton Satellite for an invigorating evening of self-care.

This event is open to MHNIG members and non-members because self-care is important for all nurses.

RSVP to Pearl Lall, MHNIG Hamilton rep at


Motivational Interviewing - Radisson Admiral Hotel (Toronto)

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This approach can be utilized in various practice settings and with a wide range of clients. It seeks to understand the individual's frame of reference, particularly via reflective listening, expressing acceptance, and monitoring the client's degree of readiness to change, while affirming the individual's freedom of choice and self-direction.

Communicating with Youth about Cannabis – Key Messages from CCSA’s Substance Abuse in Canada: The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence Report

Thursday October 1, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Sheena Gereghty, Ph.D., Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Free 7-Week Mental Health Family Education Course

Do you have a family member or a friend with a mental illness and want to learn more about mental health? This course may be for you

Knowledgeable family members, professionals and individuals with lived mental health experience will speak on topics which include: Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression, coping with mental illness, communicating with your loved one, estate planning, mental health and the law, community services and more.

Please see attached poster for additional information

Mental Illness and Substance Use Anti-Stigma/Discrimination Intervention for Primary Health Care Providers in Ontario

The Office of Transformative Global Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and three Toronto-based Community Health Centres (CHCs), South Riverdale CHC (SRCHC), Central Toronto Community Health Services (CTCHC), and Unison Health and Community Services (UnisonHCS) partnered on an anti-stigma/anti-discrimination project which began in 2010 to reduce stigma and discrimination by Primary Health Care (PHC) providers toward people with mental health and substance use issues. The project partnered with and implemented the pilot at CHCs that predominantly serve vulnerable populations in Toronto, Ontario.

What colour is stigma?

Over the course of a ten-week long workshop series at Unison Health and Community Services (Unison HCS) (in collaboration with CAMH), primary healthcare providers and individuals with lived-experiences of mental illness and substance use issues (consumer/survivors) collaborated to answer these types of questions, to explore stigma, discrimination and recovery in the primary health care setting.

Nursing Week News: Announcement of Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research

TORONTO, May 11, 2015 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kristin Cleverley to the position of Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research at the University of Toronto effective July 1, 2015. The purpose of the Chair is to develop a new and innovative program of research in mental health nursing that will serve as a catalyst for increasing awareness, dialogue and new knowledge in the field, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. 

Clinical Nurse Specialist (1 position) - Parkwood Institute - Mental Health Care Building

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The Treatment & Rehabilitation Program has adopted the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Model as its overarching philosophical framework. This philosophy is built on a set of principles and values that emphasize client and family involvement in decision making, client choice, the provision of a range of services to meet treatment, rehabilitation and support needs, and a commitment from mental health services professionals to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients based on their stated preferences, wishes, desires and life plans. In order to make this vision a reality the program will ensure that all of its clinical staff have the necessary skills by providing education and training, and will put in place an evaluation framework to measure quality of services delivered including client outcomes. 

Psychotherapy Act: Information to Help Nurses Understand the Current Issues

--From the CNO website--
Psychotherapy now a regulated profession.
On April 1, 2015, the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 came into effect and the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (CRPO) was created.

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario Mental Health &Addictions Best Practice Champion Network®

Request for Workshop Host Sites for Addressing Substance Use Champion Workshops

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is requesting applications from interested and eligible health care organizations and academic institutions to act as a Host Site for an Addressing Substance Use Best Practice Champion Foundational Workshop and/or an Addressing Substance Use Best Practice Champions Advanced Workshop.

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