Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance
The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance is a broadly based coalition of organizations from across the province and across the continuum of care €“ from community to hospital services, and including consumer and family organizations. Its position papers prepared in advance of the 2011 Ontario election are available at the website: http://www.vote4mha.ca/
OPDI is a member of the Alliance.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term CareThis is the section for Mental Health and Addiction Services:
2012 Review of Community Treatment Orders
The Ontario government commissioned its second legislated review of Community Treatment Orders; the report was released in May 2012:
Working with Social Media and Mental Health
This is an introductory online reference guide to Twitter:
The Twitter Guide Book
The Facebook Guide Book
This is an introductory online reference guide to Facebook:
Using Social Media to Improve Healthcare Quality: A Guide to Current Practice and Future Promise
This is a collaboration of the Ontario Hospital Association and CAMH, with online resources including a guide to the social media environment, two case studies, and an e-toolkit.
For mental health and addiction organizations who want to start out in social media, this is a useful tip sheet:
Research on CSIs
The Longitudinal Study on CSIs (1997-2004)
The personal website of the Longitudinal Study€™s co-investigator Dr. Geoff Nelson
The Longitudinal Study on CSIs was one of six evaluations of community mental health initiatives
The personal website of Dr. Cheryl Forchuk contains two projects involving peer support workers in hospital settings using the TDM (Transitional Discharge Model)
Position Papers and Reports:
Learn More About OPDI
OPDI brings member voices to provincial policy
OPDI represents the consumer voice by highlighting the achievements and challenges, potential and needs of our member organizations and the many individuals who use them. We represent their interests at the major provincial mental health/addiction policy planning and strategy implementation tables.