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Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Substance Use and Mental Health 9:00 am
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Substance Use and Mental Health @ Webinar
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Rates of substance misuse have increased during lockdown. This session will explore how to tackle the issue with WHO and a range of other organizations. The webinar is designed to provide policymakers 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 panelists 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 Questions can be submitted in advance by email. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes posted on unitedgmh.org/news. Any questions please contact: webinars@unitedgmh.org. This webinar is brought to you by The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, MHPSS.net and United for Global Mental Health
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Supporting Connection in Later Life: Working with Older Adults To Develop a Connection Plan 12:00 pm
Supporting Connection in Later Life: Working with Older Adults To Develop a Connection Plan @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Social connection is important for older adults’ physical health, mental health, and overall quality of life. Yet with COVID-19 and the physical distancing measures in place, older adults are more likely to experience social isolation. This webinar provides an overview of the evidence for the importance of social connection in later life for health and social service providers who work with older adults. It presents a cognitive-behavioural model that shifts the way older adults think of connection and outlines coping strategies and tools, such as the “Connections Plan”, for preventing or managing loneliness during periods of isolation. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask Dr. Van Orden questions related to their work. This webinar is brought to you by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
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Trauma in the Mind’s Eye- Mitigating and Eliminating Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks and Nightmares 9:00 am
Trauma in the Mind’s Eye- Mitigating and Eliminating Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks and Nightmares @ Webinar
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Traumatic experiences that are frozen, stuck and unprocessed have the potential to exacerbate and generalize stress reactions. We will review the neurobiology of stress on memory systems and cognitive distortions that sear trauma responses in the nervous system. Some memories are based on fear, helplessness, and horror, and other memories are fortified by cognitive stuck points. This session will focus on clients who are preoccupied with single traumatic incidents. This training is suitable for: Experienced counselors who provide short-term counselling contact with vulnerable populations in community-based settings. Learning Objectives: -How fear hijacks cognition -Why people do what they do when they are overwhelmed (fight, flight, freeze, fawn) -How people get ‘stuck’ and how to get them ‘unstuck’ -Effective interventions that target source traumatic memories -Three techniques for processing ‘horror’ -How to process five cognitive ‘stuck points’ (embedded child narratives, absorption of perpetrator messages, guilt, shame, cultural/religious beliefs). -Have an overview of what effective evidence-based treatments (CBT, CPT, PET, IRRT) work best for source stuck points. Please note; there will be explicit video images of trauma reactions (popular film and clinical tapes). This webinar is brought to you by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Living Life to the Full (8-Week Course) 1:30 pm
Living Life to the Full (8-Week Course) @ Webinar
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Living Life to the Full is a Canadian Mental Health Association program that will help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and what to do about them. It is a fun and interactive course that will not only equip you with skills but will truly change how you see your life! It will be offered virtually from September 14 to November 9, every Monday from 1:30-3pm for 8 consecutive weeks excluding holidays. Please spread the word. To register, please send an email to jtandoc@schcontario.ca on or before September 4. Connection details will be sent to the email indicated after this date. This online course is brought to you by the Canadian Mental Health Association
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Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace- St. John Ambulance Course 9:00 am
Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace- St. John Ambulance Course @ St. John Ambulance
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
If your colleague was experiencing a mental health injury or illness, would you know what to do? Register for our new 1-day, course – Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace. This course is intended to help workplaces better equip their employees in how to offer peer-to-peer support for a colleague that’s suffering. Our next course is taking place in St Catharines on Thursday September 17; 9am-5pm. Call Ken at 905-685-8964 x203 to register. This course is brought to you by St. John Ambulance Niagara Region
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Stuck in the Vortex of Despair: Responding to PTSD 9:00 am
Stuck in the Vortex of Despair: Responding to PTSD @ Webinar
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A realistic approach of how to treat CPTSD and DT in short-term agency-based programs as well as ongoing long-term psychotherapy will be outlined. Early childhood trauma (emotional deprivation, physical /sexual abuse) intertwined with insecure early attachment patterns and the strain of present-day adversity may lead some clients to experience chronic and complex intrapsychic, and interpersonal reactions. For some individuals, their lives are filled with a pool of unmet needs, a legacy of interpersonal turmoil, a range of disruptive trauma reactions, and a deficit of skill, motivation, and support to move beyond their past. These individuals may become chronically depressed, have addictions, and are vulnerable to ongoing victimization. Learning Objectives: -Understand the intersecting dimensions of insecure attachment and Complex/Developmental Trauma -Distinguish PTSD, CPTSD, BDP and DT -Identify the core characterological features of chronic trauma (rigid schemas, physical/emotional dysregulation, emotional flashbacks, oversized inner critic, shame prone-identity, self-alienation, blocked grief, dissociation, fixed flight, flight, freeze, fawn responses, relational reenactments, existential despair) -Outline key treatment directions, strategies, and models: Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Registration closes September 17th 2020. WHEN Monday, September 21, 2020 & Monday, September 28, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time This webinar is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute
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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People 9:00 am
Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This training will provide guidance to those providing mental health care to young people and their families around providing culturally competent care for diverse young people. The training will discuss various ways that young people and their families may have felt unheard or uncomfortable in mental health settings due to their racial and/or ethnic identity and will discuss approaches that practitioners can use to help decrease barriers to care for such young people and their families. This training will discuss experiences young people and their families have of oppression, racism, and structural oppression, and while the goal is to help all participants have greater comfort in dealing with these issues, participants should come willing to acknowledge the role these factors play in young people’s lives. Learning Objectives: -Participants will have a greater understanding of the barriers to mental health care faced by racialized young people and their families. -Participants will acquire strategies to engage racialized young people and their families in mental health care. -Participants will be able to identify specific struggles that racialized and underserved children and youth may face in Canada and how these might affect their mental health This webinar is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute.
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Diversity in Action: Mental Health for the Underserved (Conference)
Diversity in Action: Mental Health for the Underserved (Conference) @ Webinar
Sep 24 all-day
This year, our Annual Conference will focus on helping meet the mental health needs of those often underserved within our communities. With over 50 CECs worth of workshops to attend and sessions including on-demand learning materials and interactive live events, this year’s virtual conference has something for everyone. When you register for the conference, not only do you gain access to incredible professional development, but you will also have access to informative and relevant keynote speakers and to an online community built by OAMHP for conference attendees to gather, share ideas, network, and get to know each other. Workshops will run online from September 24 to October 10, over weekends and evenings for easier access. We hope to see you (virtually) there! This conference is hosted by the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
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Mindfulness & Meditation on Zoom 7:00 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation on Zoom @ Online
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We are eager and excited to announce that Mindfulness Mondays are back! Thank you to all who participated with us throughout the spring months. We hope you continued your solo-practice throughout the summer. Please accept this open invitation to our Monday Night Zoom call where Kathryn Richmond (and some special guests!) will facilitate a night of mindfulness and meditation. Join us for relaxing meditations and insightful conversations on how to stay mindful while going about your day. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/904230111 You can reuse the link week after week. Bookmark it in your browser! Those without computers can join on the telephone. Use the phone number for your area code. Long-distance fees may apply. +1 778 907 2071 British Columbia +1 438 809 7799 Montreal +1 587 328 1099 Alberta +1 647 374 4685 Toronto +1 647 558 0588 Toronto When prompted, use this meeting ID: 904 230 111 Be the first to hear about Mindfulness & Meditation news. Click the link to let us know that you’re interested! This online event is brought to you by the Mental Health Support Network of Niagara
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Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: World Mental Health Day 9:00 am
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: World Mental Health Day @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
This series of bi-weekly webinars is designed to provide policymakers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the most pressing and often neglected issues of mental health around the world, including the impact of COVID- 19 on mental health. 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. UPCOMING TOPICS September 29th – World Mental Health Day, activities and campaigns October 13th – Education and Mental Health October 27th – Mental Health in the Media Questions can be submitted in advance by email. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes posted on unitedgmh.org/news. Any questions please contact: webinars@unitedgmh.org. 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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