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COVID-19 and Alcohol Abuse 1:00 pm
COVID-19 and Alcohol Abuse @ Webinar
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This webinar will shed light on alcohol use during the pandemic, drawing on the results of a survey and polls commissioned by CCSA in spring 2020. The presentation will also highlight resources to assist in reducing risks related to alcohol use during COVID-19. How much are people drinking while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are Canadians drinking more alcohol than usual and, if so, are they doing it more often? Speakers: Dr. Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Dr. Bryce Barker, Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction This webinar is brought to you by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)
Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group 7:00 pm
Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group @ Webinar
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Caring for someone with young onset dementia (dementia diagnosed prior to 65) can present its own unique challenges. This is a facilitated group intended to connect people on a similar journey and to offer a place where care partners can assess support and engage socially. If you are a child, spouse, relative, friend – any informal caregiver caring for someone living with young onset dementia you are welcome to join our group! Upcoming dates: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:00 – 8:30pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:00 – 8:30pm This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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ZOOM Practice Sessions with Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 1:30 pm
ZOOM Practice Sessions with Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Online
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us to test out your connection to the Zoom network and increase your comfort using the platform to connect with programs. Explore the features inside of Zoom including: – Using the chatbox – Renaming your display name – Turning your video on and off – Mute and un-mute – Display options This informational session is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Strengthening Families Together (4-Week Series) 6:00 pm
Strengthening Families Together (4-Week Series) @ Webinar
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you a caregiver providing support to someone living with mental health challenges? Join IAM Mental Health for our 4 session family education group. Our program covers challenges facing families, handling stress and anxiety, practical strategies around communication, and coping with daily living including; scheduling daily activities, motivation, wellness and crisis planning, and caregiver well-being. Our program also addresses coping with changes in daily living and the stresses associated with COVID19. Session 1: Tuesday August 11 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Session 2: Tuesday August 18 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Session 3: Tuesday August 25 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Session 4: Tuesday September 1 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm This webinar series is brought to you by the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health
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Managing Employees in Uncertain Times 1:00 pm
Managing Employees in Uncertain Times @ Webinar
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The impact of COVID-19 has heightened the need for effective leadership and management due to its widespread impact on mental health and the economic necessity to have engaged employees to support business continuity and success. Collectively, COVID-19 illness and safety measures have affected over 2 billion people worldwide, yet different individuals have different experiences due to circumstances and personality. Employers need to understand this as they manage individuals on their teams, regardless of whether they are working from home or on-site and regardless whether they continued to work throughout the pandemic or are returning from temporary lay-offs. In this webinar we will discuss: -understanding mental health and the unique challenges of COVID-19 -the importance of the workplace in our employees’ lives -implications for leaders and managers -effective people strategies for resilience and organizational success in the face of uncertainty Audience: Nonprofit leaders who want to better support their staff and volunteers during these uncertain times. NOTE: This webinar will be recorded – if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed-captioned recording upon advance request. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village
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Early Psychosis Intervention Family Forum 7:00 pm
Early Psychosis Intervention Family Forum @ Online
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hope+Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is offering a psycho-education and peer support program called Early Intervention Psychosis Family Forum. This is a group for family members and supporters with a loved one experiencing psychosis. Participants will receive psycho-educational tools, resources to cope with your loved one’s psychosis and will also connect with other caregivers for meaningful discussion, and mutual support. August 17th topic: -Myths & Facts about Psychosis, Early Warning Signs of Psychosis, Symptoms of Psychosis, Types of Psychosis, Treatment and Recovery This online support group is brought to you by Hope+Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
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Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Time of COVID-19 9:00 am
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Time of COVID-19 @ Webinar
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, MHPSS.net and United for Global Mental Health have launched a series of weekly webinars designed to provide policymakers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how to address it. The webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with. Participants are encouraged to join from around the world, including those with lived experience of mental health and of COVID-19. This webinar is hosted by The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, MHPSS.net and United for Global Mental Health
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Long-Term Care Transitional Self-Health 1:30 pm
Long-Term Care Transitional Self-Health @ Webinar
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a Long-Term Care Transitional Public Forum. This discussion is designed for care partners of a family member that has had a recent admission to Long-Term Care. Topics to be discussed: – When and how to visit your loved one in Care – Meaningful visits and communication – Working with Long Term Care staff – Loss and grief This online event is brought to you by the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara Region
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Mental Health & COVID-19: Workplace Mental Health 9:00 am
Mental Health & COVID-19: Workplace Mental Health @ Webinar
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
The webinars are designed to provide policy makers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, and practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with. Participants are encouraged to join from around the world, including those with lived experience of mental health and of COVID-19. The format is short remarks by up to 4 panellists followed by a Q&A chaired by Niall Boyce, Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry. You can see notes and recordings from previous webinars here: www.unitedgmh.org/news After almost four months of our weekly webinar series on mental health and COVID-19, the increasing interest in broader global mental health issues means we are reshaping this series. The webinars will pause for the first two weeks of August, starting again on the 18th August, where we will continue to look at the most pressing and often neglected issues of mental health around the world. This series of weekly webinars is run by United for Global Mental Health, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, and MHPSS.net.
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Professional Leadership Development Program Registration Deadline
Professional Leadership Development Program Registration Deadline @ Online
Aug 30 all-day
Take control of your career The Goodman Group Professional Leadership Development Certificate, held in partnership with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, will help aspiring leaders improve their efficiency and productivity. All of our sessions are taught by award-winning Instructors. The right choice for you if you are: -An organization looking to invest in your employees -An individual looking to advance your career -An individual seeking to advance in leadership roles -A leader in Niagara looking to expand your personal brand and professional development Why invest in your employees? Studies have shown that companies with a career development program demonstrate up to 250% higher productivity. In a recent study of over 3,100 workplaces found that a 10% increase in educational development produced a 6% gain in productivity and as much as a 25% increase in staff retention. Program Schedule These sessions will run on the following dates: Wednesday, September 30: 9 a.m to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 7: 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 21 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 28 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 4 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 11 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 18: 9 a.m to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Program Location All sessions will be held online with our award-winning and accredited instructors. Program Cost $2,950 + HST per participant. The cost of the program to your organization could be...
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