Oct
24
Wed
Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences @ Online
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Transitioning away from home for the first time and academic pressures and worries can have a significant impact on a student’s emotional and psychological well-being. Residence life provides rich opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to mature into engaged members of the campus community.

In this webinar, presenters look at the residence outreach program at UOIT and Durham College that helps to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellbeing in their campus residences.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Oct
30
Tue
Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar.

The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels.

Presenters include:

  • Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria
  • Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Participants will learn about:

  • Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales
  • Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts
  • How these changes impact participants local community/context

The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest.

Nov
29
Thu
Indigenous Counseling Services @ Online
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Indigenous youth experience disproportionately high rates of family violence, suicide, substance abuse, and mental health problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Indigenous counselling offers a safe and caring place that honors Indigenous knowledge, experience and healing.

The Indigenous Counselor treats mental health and life issues from Indigenous perspectives to relate to the diverse cultural backgrounds of Indigenous students.

This webinar will talk about common questions and challenges faced by counselors and other student services professionals in supporting Indigenous students on campus.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
24
Wed
Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences @ Online
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Transitioning away from home for the first time and academic pressures and worries can have a significant impact on a student’s emotional and psychological well-being. Residence life provides rich opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to mature into engaged members of the campus community.

In this webinar, presenters look at the residence outreach program at UOIT and Durham College that helps to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellbeing in their campus residences.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Oct
30
Tue
Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar.

The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels.

Presenters include:

  • Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria
  • Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Participants will learn about:

  • Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales
  • Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts
  • How these changes impact participants local community/context

The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest.

Nov
29
Thu
Indigenous Counseling Services @ Online
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Indigenous youth experience disproportionately high rates of family violence, suicide, substance abuse, and mental health problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Indigenous counselling offers a safe and caring place that honors Indigenous knowledge, experience and healing.

The Indigenous Counselor treats mental health and life issues from Indigenous perspectives to relate to the diverse cultural backgrounds of Indigenous students.

This webinar will talk about common questions and challenges faced by counselors and other student services professionals in supporting Indigenous students on campus.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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