CAMH is committed to knowledge sharing and exchange – among health
professionals from different disciplines, but also between health
professionals and patients and their families. Learning from those who
are most intimately acquainted with mental illness and addiction
enriches the learning, teaching and caring environment at CAMH and
enhances its ability to provide the kind of care that responds directly
to the needs of both patients and their families. By listening closely
to those who are most central to its work, CAMH help them make informed
choices and become partners in their own care.
CAMH is also committed to public education that raises awareness of
mental health and addictions and breaks down the stigma attached to
them. CAMH initiatives provide resources to teachers and schools and
help others to understand the lives of people with mental health or
substance use problems. These initiatives include:
- Mental Health 101 offers
engaging and helpful online tutorials on specific diseases and
conditions, all the while bursting some of the most common myths about
mental health and addictions.
- Workman Arts
is a not-for-profit professional arts company that supports aspiring,
emerging and established artists. These artists are committed to
developing and refining their art forms and to promoting a greater
understanding of mental illness and addiction through film, theatre,
visual arts, music and literary arts.