OPDI NewsToGo Issue #389 – April 11, 2014
Highlights include: OPDI Internship Webinar; No Merger of ODSP and OW; Ontario Invests in Chronic Pain Supports; At Home/Chez Soi Results Released; “Real Time Crisis Intervention”; News; and More.
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NEWS AND OPINIONS
1. Upcoming OPDI Internship Webinar
Our next Internship webinar date is Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. If you have completed the OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials™ Program and have received a level 1R you are invited to join if you wish. If this time does not work for you there will be other webinars offered. If you would like to attend the Internship webinar please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the date and city of your training and the information to login will be sent to you.
2. Provincial Government Will Not Merge ODSP and Ontario Works
This statement was made by Minister of Community and Social Services Ted McMeekin this past week in the Ontario Legislature and we have two media accounts to share with you:
3. Ontario Government Invests in Chronic Pain Supports
A peripheral benefit of focusing on chronic pain care is to reduce the incidence of narcotics misuse as stated in the press release:
4. Ontario Government Funds Community Health Centres
Buried in this press release is the suggestion that community mental health and addictions may be among the community services that will receive $60 million in capital funding over the next three years:
We have stakeholder reaction in this article:
5. At Home/Chez Soi Results Released by Mental Health Commission of Canada
The federal government press release is here:
The MHCC press release can be found here:
As well, the website page on At Home/Chez Soi has been refreshed:
The Vancouver Sun has a series on the study including a report on the final summary:
6. National Mental Health Training Standards Coming in June
This news report expands on the recent joint MHCC-CAPC Toronto conference and the expectation of mental health training standards for all police officers in the near future:
7. B.C. Psychologist Disciplined for Diagnosing Mental Illness in Patient He Never Met
This so-called “healthcare professional” flagrantly abused his power:
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS AND RESOURCES
8. Presentation on “Real Time Crisis Intervention”
This innovative developing practice where social media is used by a crisis team to outreach and de-escalate mental health situations was presented at the recent MHCC-CACP conference on mental health and the justice system and is now available:
Real Time Crisis Intervention Presentation
9. “Why Can’t Canada Spend More on Mental Health?”
CMHA Toronto and MHCC point person Steven Lurie puts his contention that mental health is underfunded in this paper:
OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
10.Are You Attending the National Conference on Peer Support in Halifax?
Are you going to Halifax for National Conference on Peer Support this month? Are you passionate about inclusion, peer support, recovery & employment? We are hoping to find people who can tell a compelling story on the importance of work, the power of recovery and the value of peer support. For more information, please contact Neasa Martin email@example.com.
11.Reminder: Submit a Recovery Resource (Deadline April 23, 2014)
Recovery inventory: Submit a recovery-oriented resource
12.Peer Trainer, Open Doors Project (CMHA Toronto)
The posting is open until April 22, 2014:
13.Peer Support Worker (Support for Depression) (CMHA York Region)
This posting is open until April 24, 2014:
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The Staff of OPDI
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