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1:00 pm Integrated Models of Care for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns @ Online
Integrated Models of Care for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns @ Online
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Young people face many barriers when trying to access the mental health and health care they need. Integrated models of care are designed to improve treatment and access to care for youth with health, mental health or substance use concerns1. They have been proven to be effective and cost effective. By providing integrated services in the same location, the clinics provide rapid access to services that address the needs of youth across mental health and health care needs. One example of youth integrated care services are the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO). The hubs target the needs of youth aged 12-25 as fully integrated “one-stop-shops” for mental health, substance use, primary care, and other community and social services. The objectives of this webinar are: Understand how integrated models of care can address complex comorbidities of mental health and substance use amongst transitional aged youth. Explore the YWHO example, and understand how youth engagement and integrated care are fundamental in achieving their intended purpose. Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of youth within a hub model of care. Presenters: Shauna MacEachern, Youth Wellness Hubs Initiative project manager, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH Janis Macdonald, Nurse Practitioner, Ann Johnson Health Station and YouthCan IMPACT This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
2:30 pm Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara hosts meetings on a quarterly basis. These meetings are an opportunity for organizations serving Niagara’s senior communities can network to exchange information, knowledge, experiences, and problem-solving, and learn about becoming safe and welcoming to older LGBTQ2S citizens. This meeting will include a training component on intersex. This event is hosted by the Senior Pride Network Niagara.
7:00 pm Fall Mental Health Workshops: Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul @ Downtown St. Catharines
Fall Mental Health Workshops: Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul @ Downtown St. Catharines
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Darcy Patrick Author/Public Speaker, as he explains and teaches the core elements of his new creative writing book, “Creative Writing For The Mind, Body & Soul”. The goal of this writing program is to turn writing into your best friend, while at the same time teaching that writing can be therapeutic. Learn to apply new tools to fight depression and anxiety and make them unique to you in your own life. In this 2-night 2-hour presentation Darcy will cover the 5 following sections from his book: Change your negative thinking Learn to use writing as a therapeutic tool Mindfulness and Guided Meditation Create your own safe place Applying what you have learned The only thing you will need for this course is a pen or pencil, a journal, an open mind and willingness to turn writing into your best friend. Location to be announced at time of registration. This workshop is hosted by Family Support Niagara.

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Sep
14
Fri
6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival @ Firemen's Park
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

Admission is free for seniors (60+) and kids under 12. Over 50 artists and 30 musicians will be featured throughout the weekend.

This is THE place to spend the weekend enjoying an incredible array of talent in a variety of mediums of visual and musical arts from Niagara and all across Ontario.
There is something for everyone. Everything is free after you pay the admission! The indoor/outdoor festival will house fine art, thought provoking, interactive and intriguing installations, one of a kind works, children’s art zone and interactive workshops.

September 14: 6pm – 11pm
September 15: 9am – 11pm
September 16: 9am – 6pm

Including the Friday Evening VIP Gala – 6pm to 7pm – $15

  • Meet and greet with artists and musicians
  • Exclusive art purchasing opportunities
  • Complimentary glass of wine and appetizers
  • Exciting announcements
  • Entertainment with local favourite Cory Cruise
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Entertainment with Juno award winning Jazz vocalist Liberty Silver, Nezqwik and Flamenco guitarist John Taylor
  • Over 40 indoor artists – Show and Sale
  • Cash Bar

This event is hosted by Niagara Arts Showcase.

Sep
17
Mon
Integrated Models of Care for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns @ Online
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Young people face many barriers when trying to access the mental health and health care they need. Integrated models of care are designed to improve treatment and access to care for youth with health, mental health or substance use concerns1. They have been proven to be effective and cost effective. By providing integrated services in the same location, the clinics provide rapid access to services that address the needs of youth across mental health and health care needs.

One example of youth integrated care services are the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO). The hubs target the needs of youth aged 12-25 as fully integrated “one-stop-shops” for mental health, substance use, primary care, and other community and social services.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Understand how integrated models of care can address complex comorbidities of mental health and substance use amongst transitional aged youth.
  • Explore the YWHO example, and understand how youth engagement and integrated care are fundamental in achieving their intended purpose.
  • Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of youth within a hub model of care.

Presenters:

  • Shauna MacEachern, Youth Wellness Hubs Initiative project manager, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH
  • Janis Macdonald, Nurse Practitioner, Ann Johnson Health Station and YouthCan IMPACT

This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm

Senior Pride Network Niagara hosts meetings on a quarterly basis. These meetings are an opportunity for organizations serving Niagara’s senior communities can network to exchange information, knowledge, experiences, and problem-solving, and learn about becoming safe and welcoming to older LGBTQ2S citizens.

This meeting will include a training component on intersex.

This event is hosted by the Senior Pride Network Niagara.

Fall Mental Health Workshops: Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul @ Downtown St. Catharines
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Darcy Patrick Author/Public Speaker, as he explains and teaches the core elements of his new creative writing book, “Creative Writing For The Mind, Body & Soul”.

The goal of this writing program is to turn writing into your best friend, while at the same time teaching that writing can be therapeutic. Learn to apply new tools to fight depression and anxiety and make them unique to you in your own life.

In this 2-night 2-hour presentation Darcy will cover the 5 following sections from his book:

  1. Change your negative thinking
  2. Learn to use writing as a therapeutic tool
  3. Mindfulness and Guided Meditation
  4. Create your own safe place
  5. Applying what you have learned

The only thing you will need for this course is a pen or pencil, a journal,
an open mind and willingness to turn writing into your best friend.

Location to be announced at time of registration.

This workshop is hosted by Family Support Niagara.

Sep
18
Tue
Youth Employment: Barriers and Opportunities @ Online
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

What are the barriers to meaningful employment for young people in our communities? How can we support youth in overcoming these barriers and meeting the demands of an ever-changing labour market?

In Ontario, the unemployment rate of young people between the ages of 15-24 is twice the unemployment rate of the general population; the rate of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) was 11.1% in 2016.

Precarious employment, unemployment, and underemployment impact outcomes for young people, particularly those who face systemic barriers and forms of discrimination based on race, gender, ability, language or identity.

Join YouthREX for this conversation about barriers to employment, and learn how the youth sector can promote pathways to meaningful employment and improve youth wellbeing.

This webinar will feature:

  • Tamara Balan, Associate Vice President, CivicAction & Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers
  • Lucas Gordon, Team Lead, RedReach
  • Osivue Isteumah, Equity & Employment Lead (2018-2019), and Mana Sadeghipour, Equity & Employment Lead (2017-2018), Toronto Youth Cabinet
  • Gladys Okine, Executive Director, First Work

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Suicide Risk Assessment and Addiction @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by Holly Raymond, MSW, RSW, Clinical Director, Addiction and Mental Health Service

This presentation will review addiction specific risk factors and a focus on specific clinical modalities that can be used in working with clients who are suicidal.

Attend one of the following sessions in-person or remotely:

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Sep
19
Wed
United Way Inaugural Campaign Kickoff @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am

United Way Niagara invites you to attend their Inaugural Campaign Kickoff event presented by Enbridge.

Tables of 8 (or 10 by request) are available. Buffet breakfast is $20.

The three United Ways in Niagara are set to amalgamate in August 2018 and are currently operating as one entity. In the interim, United Way of St. Catharines & District is overseeing registration of this special event. Please RSVP by phone or email (contact information above).

This event is hosted by United Way Niagara.

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