Illustrated photo-novellas have been translated to provide mental health education and resources to Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking people. (Click images to see photo-novella page)
CAMH Annnual Report to the Community 2006 - 2007
CAMH has a provincial mandate for mental health and addiction services. Our Provincial Services program staff are located in 32 sites across Ontario, where they provide health promotion and prevention services and training. We help communities:
- identify their mental health and addiction needs
- develop and share knowledge and best practices
- improve local services.
CAMH’s Provincial Services Health Promotion Unit is actively involved in a wide variety of initiatives, including a provincial drug strategy (as part of the Health Education and Enforcement in Partnership [HEP] network), the Toronto Drug Strategy, and the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada.
Public health professionals and community members in Sault Ste. Marie, London, Hamilton and Windsor who participated in training sessions on postpartum depression
Children aged six to 14 who attended the first annual Kick Butts youth anti-tobacco and active-living program at summer camps in Niagara
4,580 rack cards, 88 posters, 5 print ads, 5 hospitals
Reach achieved by the “Trouble in Paradise” awareness campaign in North Simcoe, for drinking and operating boats, ATVs and snowmobiles
Northern Ontario - A CAMH team delivered “Youth & Drugs and Mental Health” training to 60 Métis Nation of Ontario Health Branch staff.
Sandy Lake - CAMH brought telemedicine addiction services to clients in a remote, under-serviced community.
Northern Ontario - 120 service providers from 11 northern Ontario sites trained in postpartum depression via videoconference.
Thunder Bay - 275 people attended a concurrent disorders conference; the fifth annual Visions & Light Film Festival screened films and held panels to promote awareness of mental health and addiction issues.
Toronto - CAMH collaborated with the Iranian Canadian Social Services Provider Network to hold a special forum addressing mental health issues for the Iranian community—225 people attended.
Toronto - A web-based resource, Mental Health Promotion: Best Practice Guidelines for Children and Youth, was developed in partnership with the Toronto Centre for Health Promotion and Toronto Public Health. A new version is being developed to serve people aged 55-plus.
Toronto - CAMH led a special task force intended to improve mental health and addiction services for African Canadians. Following a think-tank attended by a wide range of service providers, a Toronto-area group is working with the African Canadian community to address local needs.
Sudbury - CAMH hired a Provincial Aboriginal Training Consultant and began working with partners to address mental health and addiction issues in the Aboriginal community.
Parry Sound - 800 high school students and staff attended the launch of the In the Know risky drinking campaign, in which CAMH was a partner.
Peterborough - Video consultations increased the reach of our specialized Women’s Program to Peterborough, as well as Barrie, Orillia and London.
Eastern Ontario - CAMH hosted the Francophone Youth and Mental Health conference for health care providers in Prescott and Russell counties, where 76% of the population is French-speaking.
Windsor - CAMH partnered with the Windsor-Essex LGBTG Youth Alliance in training professionals from 15 agencies on issues relating to sexual identity and sexual orientation, using our resource Asking the Right Questions 2 .
Waterloo - 300 people attended the In the Mind’s Eye Film Festival, which raised awareness and understanding of mental health issues.
London - CAMH’s Centre for Prevention Science is based in London, Ontario, and led by Dr. David Wolfe, RBC Chair in Children’s Mental Health. This year Dr. Wolfe partnered with the Toronto District School Board and the Black Creek Community Health Centre to produce a video version of the highly successful “Fourth R”—a violence prevention and healthy relationship program—customized for urban Toronto youth audiences.
Southwestern Ontario - CAMH collaborated with government, local agencies, non-profit organizations and Wilfrid Laurier University to offer an eight-week capacity building series for refugees and new Canadians.
Hamilton - More than 100 participants gained valuable insight into working with women and girls from an International Women’s Day event organized by CAMH; CAMH trained 250 people in concurrent disorders and integrated treatment; 200 participants attended a forum organized by CAMH in collaboration with the Hamilton Suicide Prevention Council.
Kingston - 200 people attended courses in harm reduction, posttraumatic stress disorder, self-care and wellness at CAMH’s Eastern Ontario Summer Institute, held in partnership with local service providers.
To see the CAMH Provincial Services page in its entirety, please view the CAMH Provincial Services PDF file.
Making Connections: Integration in Mental Health and Addiction