1. Resources & Publications

    Mood Walks: The Role of Parks and Recreation in Mental Health Promotion

    This is policy brief #45 from the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University. Dr. Kyle Rich and Dr. Martha Barnes from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock report on their research in which they examined a partnership that sought to promote mental health by encouraging participants to...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition: Update and New Resources (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the June 11, 2020 webinar with presenters Shannon McHugh, Keegan Kaior, Stephanie Hicks and Joanne Bovine. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC). Fifty-six (56) participants joined this event from thirty-six (36) different organizations. Webinar...
  3. Community Blog

    It’s Go Time, Pathstone wants you to take The 5Five5 Challenge!

    On the 5th day of the 5th month, Pathstone Foundation kicked off a new interactive campaign to raise vital funds in support of children’s mental health through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. With the cancellation of dozens of community events due to the pandemic, we are estimating a financial loss...
  4. Community Blog

    Contact Niagara is Here to Help, and Our Services are Open!

    Contact Niagara remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide information, intake and referrals for publicly funded services for children and youth who may be experiencing emotional, behavioural or developmental concerns. Whether you have a diagnosis or not – we are here to answer your questions and provide service and...
  5. Resources & Publications

    CAMH Game Changers Resources: Mental Health and Self-Care

    The resources on this page provide information on how you can: support a friend who may be experiencing mental health challenges; take care of your mental, emotional and physical health. Resources include: Things you should know about cannabis Quick Tips about safer ways to use cannabis Things you should know...
  6. Resources & Publications

    National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

    The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) was launched in 2013. It provides a comprehensive framework to help organizations of all types guide their current and future efforts in a way that provide the best return on investment. Adopting the Standard can...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Cannabis Legalization: Year One Observations

    This brief provides a preliminary synthesis of Canada’s experience with cannabis legalization in the first year of retail sales. The brief focuses on evidence available to indicate progress against the public health and safety objectives of the Cannabis Act. Published By: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Publication Date:...
  8. Community Blog

    Community Health and Wellbeing Week: Register to Attend a Niagara-focused webinar to Learn about Collaboration Lessons from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT)

    Between October 21st and October 27th, Quest Community Health Centre will take part in the annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. We will be joined by more than 100 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario. The 2019 theme is Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities. This week-long festivity...
  9. Community Blog

    Youth Across Niagara Gain Access to Free Mental Health Services in Their Own Backyard

    Over the summer of 2019, Pathstone Mental Health has been busy working with communities across the Niagara region, resulting in the creation of eight Hear & Now Walk In Clinics. These clinics, operated by Pathstone, offer one-on-one mental health counselling for children and youth up to age 18 and their...
  10. Community Blog

    Youth Wellness Hub Launches in Niagara: One of ten in Ontario; a unique 3-site model

    The provincial government has established 10 Youth Wellness Hubs (YWHO) in response to a great need to make services more accessible for youth. These hubs will serve as “one-stop-shops” for all youth between the ages of 12 to 25, and offer services related to mental health, addictions, primary care, education,...

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