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Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults 11:00 am
Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults @ Online
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The CAMH Monitor is the longest ongoing adult substance use and mental health survey in Canada. The survey describes trends in substance use, mental health, physical health, and other risk behaviors among adults across Ontario. This webinar will introduce the latest CAMH Monitor results (2015). The 2015 CAMH Monitor e-report is available here. Target audience: Public health and health promotion professionals, policy makers, educators and education administrators, and individuals working with people of mental health and substance use experiences in community settings. This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
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Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital 12:00 pm
Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital @ Various
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
August Education Session: Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital Presented by Jenn Brasch, MD, FRCPC Topics covered in this session: The challenge of a med/surg pt with opioid addiction Recognize symptoms of addiction, intoxication & withdrawal Info about methadone, buprenorphine & meds for withdrawal Accessing addiction care and opioid replacement therapy in hospital and community You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each Education Session that you attend. Dates: West 5th Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 2-3p.m., Upper Auditorium West 5th Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 12-1p.m., Upper Auditorium Charlton Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 12-1p.m., Campbell Auditorium Charlton Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 2-3p.m., Campbell Auditorium These education sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session 2:00 pm
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Capacity Building Team for an education session devoted to opiates and opiate replacement therapy. These four sessions will be presented by Dr. Jenn Brasch of the Concurrent Disorders Outpatient Program. Please note the locations of each session: West 5th Campus – 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3 Tuesday August 15 2 – 3 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) Wednesday August 16 12 – 1 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) *Pizza provided Charlton Campus – 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6 Tuesday August 15 12 – 1 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) *Pizza provided Wednesday August 16 2 – 3 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
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Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process 12:00 pm
Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is the tribunal responsible for making decisions on who needs refugee protection, decisions about detention, and hears immigration appeals. Refugee claimants present their cases to the IRB. Claimants with a mental illness, however, may have unique difficulties in presenting their cases to the IRB. How does the IRB process the cases of claimants who may have mental health concerns? In this Refugee Mental Health Project webinar, Preeti Adhopia, Board Member of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, discusses the IRB’s efforts to give due consideration to refugee claimants’ individual situations when it comes to mental illness. She will discuss policy guidelines as they relate to claimants with mental health concerns and accommodations used in actual cases. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
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Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults 11:00 am
Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults @ Online
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world. While opioids may address physical and/or indirectly psychological pain for some people, they can also be dangerous (even when taken as prescribed), and can lead to problematic opioid use, overuse, dependence, overdose, or death. The objectives of this three-part series are to: Understand the risks and harms of opioid use for different populations. Understand treatment options for working with different populations. Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of working with different populations. This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Sep
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12-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ St. Catharines
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Oct
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Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 15 all-day

This fun Run|Walk features 10 exciting activity stations! Help save justice using your Spiderman spidey sense, your Wonder Woman lasso or capture villains with the Justice League. Help Batman, Captain America and their friends save the day at fully accessible stations!

By donating and participating in the Superhero Run, you are ensuring that the 3,300 children and their families who rely on support from Niagara Children’s Centre are helped when they need it most.

This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.

Nov
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4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

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