CAMH is proud to observe Mental Health Week, May 3-9, 2010. This year’s theme is Building Your Mental Health One Support At a Time. CAMH experts are available for interview on mental health interventions for the workplace and what signs people should be aware of to ensure that are mindful of their mental health.
Dr. Carolyn Dewa, Program Head, CAMH Work and Well-being Research and Evaluation Program and Applied Public Health Chair, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Institute of Public and Population Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada
Dr. Dewa’s trans-disciplinary research investigates workplace mental health by examining the impact of work on people with mental illness, and the workplace's impact on mental health. She is also involved in community mental health program evaluation, and economic evaluation initiatives. One of her current studies uses a pedometer to measure the effect of physical activity in alleviating stress in the workplace.
Dr. Katy Kamkar, Clinical Psychologist, Work, Stress and Health Program, CAMH
CAMH’s Work, Stress and Health Program takes an evidence-based approach to treatment, with an emphasis on education, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and pharmacological interventions. The WSH also provides workplace consultation and training in collaboration with employers regarding occupational mental health issues.
Robin Chapchuk has lived experience coping with mental illness in the workplace and is available to share her experiences.
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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre