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Annual Report to the Community 2010-2011 Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

 

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THE PEOPLE WHO CARE

CAMHis a passionate organization. Our staff are dedicated to our clients and committed to all aspects of our mission.

Our interprofessional care team includes a range of specialists: peer support workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses, dietitians, cultural interpreters, physicians and pharmacists. The people who care at CAMH also include our research scientists and technicians, educators, public policy developers, health promotion professionals, volunteers, administrators, maintenance workers, housekeeping staff , information technology team, and more.

CAMH has 2,859 staff members and 388 physicians

The various professions practising at CAMH recognize and honour the outstanding work of their peers, such as these winners of the Annual Nursing Recognition Awards.
The various professions practising at CAMH recognize and honour the outstanding work of their peers, such as these winners of the Annual Nursing Recognition Awards.

Increased safety through teamwork

This is the second year of CAMH’s comprehensive staff training program Partnering to Prevent Aggressive Behaviour. This approach emphasizes partnerships. The interprofessional team partners with patients to create individualized care plans that identify behavioural triggers. It also stresses prevention—developing proactive strategies that anticipate safety issues to reduce risk for clients and staff .

Drs. Benoit Mulsant and Catherine Zahn welcome CAMH staff facilitators to the launch of the 2011 Partnering to Prevent Aggressive Behaviour training program.
Drs. Benoit Mulsant and Catherine Zahn welcome CAMH staff facilitators to the launch of the 2011 Partnering to Prevent Aggressive Behaviour training program.

CAMH’s Prevention of Restraint and Seclusion Initiative focuses on safely reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of chemical or mechanical restraint and seclusion at CAMH. It is a collaborative effort between management, our unions, the Empowerment Council, Family Council and Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office. We are proud of the outcomes: we have reduced our use of restraints by 50 per cent and our use of seclusion by 37 per cent.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information report compared CAMH very favourably to our peers throughout the province.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information report compared CAMH very favourably to our peers throughout the province.

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