Community Webinars & Podcasts

Browse below for information about community led educational webinars.

Empowering Families Affected by Psychosis – Online Course from CAMH

This self-directed online course is for families, friends and supporters of those who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.  The course covers what your relative may experience during early psychosis and how you can work with a health care team to support your relative in the recovery process. Learn More

Tackling Structural Stigma in Healthcare

Many of us have watched our loved ones face stigma in the healthcare system when accessing treatment for their addiction and mental health problems.  Learn more about the sources and consequences of stigma and gain insights into how it can be addressed in this pre-recorded webinar. Watch Now

Caregivers Out Loud:  Podcasts by Family Caregivers of BC

Caregivers Out Loud explores how the role of a caregiver can be rewarding, but also that it’s emotionally, psychologically and physically taxing.  Listen to various podcasts about self-care, boundaries, navigating your relationships as a caregiver and speaking up about your needs. Listen here

Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC’s)
Ghost in the Machine: Tackling Structural Stigma in Health-Care Environments

Date: February 9, 2021 
Time: 12-1:30 p.m. ET

In 2019, the MHCC launched a multi-year project to better understand mental health- and substance use-related structural stigma in health care. The findings so far give us a clearer picture of structural stigma, including how it emerges, how it impacts health and quality-of-life outcomes, and what the best strategies are for reshaping the way health services are provided. 

Topics include:

  • Why we should care
  • How structural stigma is experienced 
  • What we know so far 
  • What can be done (including key priorities for dismantling and disrupting structural stigma)

Register Online Here

Institute for Advancements in Mental Health: CBT for Psychosis Workshop for Caregivers

Feb 23, 25 & Mar 2

This 3-session virtual workshop, sponsored by the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health, helps those living with or caring for someone with serious mental illness such as psychosis or schizophrenia become a partner in recovery and healing. Register Here

Ontario Caregiver Organization: SCALE Program

Building a Framework for Supporting Meaningful Family Caregiver Engagement

This presentation is the product of a collaborative project led by caregivers at The Royal called “Building a Framework for Supporting Meaningful Family Caregiver Engagement”.  The team aimed to identify the current needs for meaningful engagement with caregiver advisors in mental health organizations and institutes across Ontario.  They gathered the perspectives of past caregiver advisors and involved staff, as well as the perspectives of individuals who would like to become advisors, or work with advisors in the future, to create a thorough summary of collaboration needs.