Epion’s Metabolic Monitoring Tools
The EPION Metabolic Monitoring Working Group developed three videos to highlight the suite of tools developed for metabolic monitoring.
These resources are designed for community and hospital-based psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, family physicians, and front-line mental health specialists working with individuals and families dealing with psychosis.
The Change Foundation Toolkit
A toolkit designed to help organizations use co-design to improve the caregiver experience. This toolkit includes tools, resources, reports and learnings which are updated on a regular basis.
To review the toolkit click here
Health Standards Ontario Client and Family Information Sheet
The New Virtual Health Standard
This standard provides guidelines of excellence for organizations participating in virtual health services to improve the safety, quality and effectiveness of virtual health services.
To read this Information Sheet
Crisis Service Canada
Crisis Services Canada (CSC) evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN) – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services that has been engaging members since 2002.In recent years, the network has formalized its structure, and now focuses on strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring gaps in service nationwide are addressed.
Smart Healthcare is Here
Take control of your health
Ontarian’s are using virtual tools to access their doctors and get the care they need. You get convenient, timely, and optimal care, with less time spent traveling and away from work. Free to patients in Ontario.
For more information click here
Living with Schizophrenia
If you or a loved one is at least 18 years of age you can use this list of recommendations to help you and your health care professionals develop a care plan that works for you. You should use this information to become aware of what high- quality care looks like and to ask informed questions about your care. Care plans can be very different for each person, so it is important to work closely with your health care professionals.
Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR)
Presentation at the Recovery Capital Conference in September on Protecting Addicted Youth
The three takeaways are the need for:
- treatment on demand
- decriminalization and regulation of drugs
- involuntary treatment as a tool in the toolbox
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act PSA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to launch the Toolkit for e-Mental Health Implementation, a joint effort of the Centre for Research in Family Health, IWK Health Centre and the MHCC, in consultation with stakeholders. It is a resource for mental health professionals to implement e-mental health innovations, such as telehealth, mental health apps, messaging-based services, and any internet-based mental health technology in clinical practice.
The ISAC Report explains why many people with mental health conditions do not seek treatment and, if they do, are mainly managed by primary care health care providers (such as family doctors) who are trained to treat a broad range of mental health conditions.
The report notes, for example, that the absence of a specialist referral does not reflect the severity of a patient’s mental health condition. It also discusses why treatment history can be an unreliable predictor of the severity of a person’s disability.
CAMH’s New Online Guides & Publications Library
Finding resources on an array of mental health topics just got easier with CAMH’s new online Guides & Publications library.
Here are three tips to help you get started on finding the resources you need:
- Looking for resources related to children and youth? Seniors? Filter your results by focus.
- Interested in learning more about mood and personality disorders? You can narrow your results by subject.
- Looking for a digital tool or app? Filter your results by document type.
Moving Forward Together
A Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Meeting the needs of Family Caregivers of People Living with Mental Health and Addiction Problems or Illnesses
A Guide to Depression Treatment for Patients and Family Members
MDAO recruited and led a group of patients and family members to develop the guide, supported by content experts in KT, patient advocacy, patient-oriented research, and psychiatry.
The “Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment” was released on the MDAO website free of charge in March 2018 and is being actively disseminated, with evaluation of its impact underway.
The Rights of The Family Caregiver
The Rights of the Family Caregiver poster has been developed by the EMBRACE project for the Cornwall Hospital’s Community Addiction and Mental Health Services.
Supporting a Family Member with Schizophrenia
Practical Strategies for Daily Living
Sean Kidd, Dawn I. Velligan, Natalie J. Maples
For details Click Here
It’s Not about Us: The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada
If you or a loved one have been affected by addiction and mental health issues, and have tried to or wanted to advocate for change in the system, this book will help you know how to do that.
For more information Click Here
The Mentally Ill: How They Became Enmeshed in the Criminal Justice System and How We Might Get Them Out
The Hon. Mr. Justice Richard D. Schneider
For the Research and Statistics Division
Dept. of Justice Canada March 2015
To access this resource CLICK HERE
The Importance of Empathy
We all are familiar with the benefits of feeling empathy, both for ourselves and for those who we are connecting with. This VIDEO is a great reminder why empathy is fundamental to our well being and provides an easy to understand teaching tool about the importance of empathy .
Centre of Excellence of Partnership with Patients and Public
A helpful resource for evidence-based engagement practices to assist stakeholders to better understand the key conditions for success needed for such engagement initiatives involving patient and families.
Family Caregiver Community of Interest
A repository of articles and research on Family Caregiver
Institute for Patient and Family Centred Care
A Checklist for Attitudes About Patients and Families as Advisers Medical
Assistance in Dying: Information Sheet for Families
A co-created document between hospital staff and patients and caregivers