Introducing Your Health Space
 
The past few years have been a challenging time for those working in health care settings. Health care workers, support staff, and organizational leaders are all facing extreme levels of stress and burnout.
 
To help, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario has launched Your Health Space, a free workplace mental health service for Ontario’s health care organizations. The program works with health care organizations to support the mental health of their staff by increasing awareness, encouraging authentic conversations, and providing resources and tools to promote psychological health and safety in the workplace.
 
Your Health Space programming is delivered through three distinct spaces designed for Health Care Workers, Leaders, and Support Staff working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home and community care settings. This includes nurses, doctors, personal support workers, human resource officers, chief executive officers, presidents, custodial staff, IT staff, administrative staff, kitchen staff, and security personnel. Through this program, health care workers can learn to recognize and manage symptoms of chronic workplace stress and connect with colleagues through facilitated discussions.
 
The program can be tailored to meet your organization’s unique needs, with both virtual and in-person options. To learn more about the program’s offerings and register your organization, please visit YourHealthSpace.ca.

 

  

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LivingWorks safeTALK

Develop suicide alertness and safety connection skills

LivingWorks safeTALK provides in-depth skills to recognize signs of suicide, engage someone, and ensure a connection to safety. The in-person format includes powerful audiovisuals and live practice. This course is delivered in a ½ day format from  8:30am -12:00pm. (15 min break)

LivingWorks safeTALK is a 3.5-hour face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice.

Date: March 02, 2023

Registration: safeTalk Training (cmha-east.on.ca)

 

 

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Mental Health First Aid Basic

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their family, friends, communities, and workplaces. This 2 day program is delivered over 12 hours. 9am - 4 pm (1 hour lunch). Lunch is the responsibility of the participant and is not included in the fee.

Date: January 12 - 13, 2023

For more infoMental Health First Aid Basic (cmha-east.on.ca)

 

Mental Health first Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

MHFA Adults who Interact with Youth is intended for an adult audience whose primary focus is youth (aged 14-25). In addition to the four most common disorders discussed in MHFA BASIC, this course includes instruction about eating disorders and deliberate self-injury. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with the young people in their lives, including at schools, extra-curricular activities, social services, family, friends, and communities. This 2 day program is delivered over 12 hours. 9am - 4 pm (1 hour lunch). Lunch is the responsibility of the participant and is not included in the fee.

Date: April 13 - 14, 2023

For more infoMental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth (cmha-east.on.ca)

 

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Text 247247 for mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services in Ontario

ConnexOntario now offers a text line as a fast and convenient way to reach out for mental health and addiction service information. Ontarians can text CONNEX to 247247 to connect with a system navigation specialist, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A significant barrier to treatment for those who need help is not knowing how to get it. In addition to Connex's existing call, chat and email services, the text line is another way that ConnexOntario supports the people of Ontario in navigating the system to discover the options available.

Connex Ontario serves as a 24/7 connection point for mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services for Ontarians.

For more information, visit connexontario.ca