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Collaborative Innovation Ecosystem: Foundational Roadmap

ContentsCommunities of PracticeWhite PaperEcosystem Orchestration Maturity and Capability MatrixsCommunities of PracticeWithin and across organizations and innovation ecosystems, members can establish...

A Guide to Planning a Health Information Exchange (HIE): Foundational Roadmap

What is HIE?HIE allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient's vital medical information electronically....

A Guide to Understanding PTSD

What is PTSD?Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 10% of war zone Veterans in Canada and continues to impact people around the world....

Healthcare Privacy Legislation in the USA

 Privacy Legislation in Health CareThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)​HHS Privacy and Security Framework PrinciplesGeneral Privacy LawsAn overview of the various priv...

Veterans Mental Health Innovation Project Accelerator

Colleaga Innovation Project Accelerators are designed to engage its members in a disciplined innovation process combined with an active learn by doing approach in order to produce a portfolio of novel...

Cultivation of a Health Information Exchange Innovation Community

Six organizations in the South African private healthcare industry that represent over 500 hospitals and 8 million lives under management had not been able to perform industry wide health data sharing...

Veterans Mental Health Collaboration Zone

Colleaga Collaboration Zones are orchestrated pairings of an active learning innovation program and a supporting community of interest that share a common area of expertise, which in the case of the V...

Integrating, Storing and Analyzing Data in Healthcare

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data provides a useful definition of interoperability:“Interoperability is the ability to access and process data from multiple sources without losin...

Partnership Checklist

Key Questions: What is the Partnership Checklist?...

Rehabilitation Program and Disability Program Application processes

The Rehabilitation Program application process involves the following steps:The veteran submits an application and all required documentation. Veterans Affairs Canada makes a decision on eligibil...

Understanding Mental Health Problems

What is a Mental Health Problem?Mental illness causes changes in thinking, mood, and/or behaviour and can cause problems in a social, work, or family setting, reducing the ability to functio...

A PTSD Decision-Making Tool for Community Support Personnel and Primary Care Physicians Tending Refugees in the GTA

The tool will be used by our collaborators for further evaluation and implementation....

5 Healthy Ways for Medical Students to Reduce Stress

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Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress and Obsessive-Complusive Disorders

Key Questions: What is the prevalence of anxiety and related disorders?...

PTSD: Self-Help and Coping

Key Questions: What are active ways to cope with traumatic stress? What are some self-help options that can be used? Would it be beneficial to get professional help?This section of the U.S....

Teaching Trauma-Focused Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Critical Clinical Lessons for Novice Exposure Therapists

Key Questions: What are common elements of exposure-based treatments for PTSD?...

Psychological and Pharamacological Treatment for Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Key Questions: What are some key limitations and research gaps for PTSD treatments currently?...

Patient Health Questionnaire-9

The patient health questionnaire-9 is a self-administered diagnosis instrument for depression severity....

PTSD Checklist - Military Version (PCL-M)

The PTSD checklist-military version is a self-report measure that assesses the 20 DSM-5 symptoms of PTSD....

The Dissociative Subtype of PTSD Scale (DSPS)

The DSPS is a 15-item measure that assesses lifetime and past-month (current) dissociative symptoms, including symptoms that define the DSM-5 definition of the dissociative subtype of PTSD. The a...

The Essentials of …Series: Trauma-informed Care

Key Questions: What is Trauma-informed Care? Why is it important to understand and treat trauma properly?...

Concurrent Disorders: Substance Abuse in Canada

Key Questions: Which populations are the most vulnerable to substance use?...

Opioid Manager

Key Questions: How do I manage chronic non-cancer pain among my primary care patients?...

The CAGE Questionnaire Adapted to Include Drugs (CAGE-AID)

Key Questions: How can patients at high risk of opioid addiction be identified?...

Development and Testing of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic disorder that is caused by experiencing a traumatic event. It can be noted that 1 in 6 returning Iraq war military personnel experienced symptom...

Guidelines on Brain Stimulation Treatments in Psychiatry

Key Questions: What is the significance of brain stimulation therapies in psychiatry?...

What is a Mental/Psychiatric Disorder?

Key Questions: What is the definition of a mental disorder?...

Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care

Key Questions: What are essential medicines for mental disorders?...

Risk to Mental Health: An Overview of Vulnerabilities and Risk Factors

Key Questions: What are risks to mental health over the life course?...

Report from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System: Mental Illness in Canada, 2015

Key Questions: How many people use health services for a mental illness?...

Webinar: Expert Panel on Caregivers

This is an open webinar that will be held by the Cohen Veterans Network and Mental Health First Aid National Council for Behavioral Health on Caregiving. The webinar consists of a diverse panel of experts in the field of caregivers will lead a dynamic and engaging discussion around the multiple and complex roles of caregivers and how this role relates to mental health. Register for the webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8489671615518931457

Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

Key Questions: What is a TIP?...

Clinical Guideline for the Treatment of PTSD

Key Questions: 1. What is the efficacy of psychological and medical treatments for adults with PTSD, compared to no treatment or to inactive controls? 2....

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Avoidance

Key Questions: What is avoidance? What are the consequences of avoidance within the context of PTSD?This tool provides information about avoidance in relation to PTSD....

Evaluation of cognitive restructuring for post-traumatic stress disorder in people with severe mental illness

Key Questions: What is the benefit of cognitive restructuring?...

Psychodynamic pscyhotherapy for complex trauma: targets, focus, applications, and outcomes

Key Questions: What are some psychodynamic approaches to trauma and dissociation?...

Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy

The use of substances such as alcohol, medication, tobacco, and other drugs is interwoven into the community....

National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harm Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada

Key Questions: What key principles should be applied to address the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs and substances?...

New CSA Standard Addresses Psychological Health and Safety for the Paramedic Community - A Canadian First

Key Questions: What is the purpose of the new CSA standard address?  Why is it important to address psychological health and safety in the paramedic community?Workers in paramedic services face u...

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health - Evaluation Toolkit

Key Questions: What are some campus initiatives that have been completed or are currently ongoing?...

Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest: Definitions and Evaluation Considerations

Key Questions: How are communities of practice and communities of interest defined?...

Mental Health Foundational Roadmap

Mental Health and the Determinants of HealthSocial Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts Sex, Gender, and Health What are the Determinants of Health?Anxiety & DepressionEffectiveness, Feasibi...

Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines Improves Care for Patients at Ontario Shores

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public teaching hospital specializing in comprehensive mental health and addiction services for those with complex, serious and p...

How Can Harm from High Risk Medications be Prevented?

 Prevent HarmDevelop order sets, preprinted order forms, and clinical pathways or protocols to establish a standardized approach to treating patients with similar problems, disease states, or nee...

Youth Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression Tool

Key Questions: How can I assess the risk of anxiety and depression in my youth patients?...

Models of Collaboration Between Primary Care and Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Key Questions: What models exist for collaboration between primary care and mental health & substance use supports/services?  What evidence is available to help decide which models work best ...

CONNECT's Life Redesign Model™ - Client and Family Centred Care in Acquired Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury is the biggest disabler of Canadians under 45 years of age and an estimated 50,000 strokes occur in Canada each year with incidence rates on the rise in nearly every age group.&...

Mental Health and Primary Care Policy Framework

Key Questions: What are the factors that impact access to primary health care in regards to mental health? How do we enable high-quality primary care for those suffering from mental health issues?...

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Emergency Departments

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How Can Healthcare Be Better Integrated Across Boundaries?

 Use Technology as a Means to Communicate with Other ProvidersEliminating silos so that providers can share information and resources is critical to smooth patient transitions across boundaries (...

Trauma-Informed Practice Guide

Key Questions: What is trauma? What is trauma-informed care?...

ANKORS 2015 Shambhala Music Festival Drug Checking Report

Key Question: Can providing drug checking booths reduce harm with drugs commonly used at music festivals? This report is a summary of 2015 data collected by ANKORS at the Drug Checking booth at S...

Improving the Integration of Mental Health Services in Primary Health Care at the Macro Level

Typically, individuals requiring mental health care for most moderate/mild cases are supported in primary health care (PHC), though specialist care in secondary and tertiary settings is required for m...

Emerging Idea: Ontario's First Mobile Health Unit for Adolescent Health

75% of adults with mental health issues report that their struggles began in adolescence. In addition, 1 in 5 Canadians are reported to suffer from mental illness....

Great article about the reducing the risk associated with potentially harmful medications

https://www.colleaga.org/article/how-can-harm-high-risk-medications-be-prevented

Sex, Gender, and Health

The lecture deals with the difference between sex and gender. It also relates the mechanisms that relate gender to wellness and illness. 

Social Isolation Among Seniors: An Emerging Issue

Social integration and participation of older adults in society are frequently seen as indicators of productive and healthy aging and it is widely accepted that social support has a strong protective ...

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Benzodiazepines and Sedative-hypnotics Among Older Adults in Hospitals

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Using a Supported Self-Directed Care Model to Assist At-Risk Informal Caregivers in Improving Toronto Seniors’ Well-Being

The family and friends of seniors living at home who informally provide care for them are valuable contributors to the viability of Canada’s healthcare system going forward....

Markham Stouffville Hospital's Wellness @ Work Pilot Fosters a Healthier Workplace

Markham Stouffville Hospitals’ Childbirth and Children's Services department wanted to reduce the increased rate of absenteeism and workplace injuries among staff....

The Business Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs

Comprehensive and well-executed corporate wellness programs can achieve employee satisfaction, lower costs and increase profit....

Worksite Wellness Resource: Creating a Healthier Worksite

The purpose of the Vermont Worksite Wellness Resource — Creating a Healthier Worksite is to guide you through the steps to design and sustain a wellness program that fits the scale and culture o...

HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard

The HERO Scorecard is a free online tool designed to help organizations learn about best practices for promoting workplace health and well-being, and to discover opportunities to improve and measure p...

Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors

The National Seniors Council was directed in August 2013, to consult with seniors, key players from the not-for-profit, public and private sectors to assess how social isolation affects seniors and ex...

Norbury House PICU Reduces Conflict and Containment Using SafeWards

SafeWards is a thoroughly studied and refined model of care targeted at nursing staff of acute psychiatric wards aiming to reduce violent conflicts and containments in the hospital environment....

Using Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Scarborough Hospital to Deliver More Patient-Focused Care

Across Canada, there are long wait times for necessary Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) services. CBT is considered the “gold standard” for the treatment of depression and anxiety....

Evolving Models of Behavioral Health Integration

The new report provides an updated scan of the literature over a five-year period (2010 to 2015), identifying changes and gaps in the evidence since publication of the 2010 report....

Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Health Care

Primary health care is about providing 'essential health care' which is universally accessible to individuals and families in the community and provided as close as possible to where people li...

Improving Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace: Critical Analysis and Pragmatic Options

Based on a review of the empirical and ‘grey’ literature on select international approaches, this tool provides a critical analysis of currently available models for guiding efforts to imp...

Not Myself Today®

A mentally healthy workforce is good for business – it can enhance performance and lower costs associated with disability, absenteeism and presenteeism....

Antidepressant Skills at Work & Workbook

Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to workplace mental health and ad...

Guarding Minds @ Work Initial Scan & Survey

Guarding Minds @ Work (GM@W) is a unique, evidence-based, comprehensive set of resources designed to effectively assess and address psychological health and safety in the workplace....

Roundtable Discussion — Advancing Workplace Mental Health in Healthcare Settings

The first roundtable meeting was held November 2014 at the HealthAchieve conference in Ontario, Canada which brought together a wide range of health leaders....

Implementing the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

In Canada, $51 billion economic cost per year is attributed to mental illness, $20 billion of which is due to workplace losses....

Privacy in Healthcare: Foundational Roadmap

 LegislationPrivacy Legislation in Healthcare Home PageCanada - There are numerous laws in Canada that relate to privacy....

Opioid Crisis Management: Foundational Roadmap

 Opioid Crisis Managment - GeneralAriticlesThe Opioid Crisis: What is it?The Opioid Crisis: Police InterdictionPutting Quality Standards into PracticeResponding to the Opioids EpidemicThe Op...

How to Develop A Culture of Innovation

  Contents  Spring2 Innovation Strategies Questions for Leaders to Ask Criteria for Innovation Culture Igniting Growth Through Innovation Building a Culture of ...

Quiz: You Might be a CoP If...

If you’re part of a group but not sure if it is functioning as a Community of Practice, this quiz may help you decide.

Healthy Workplace Innovation Community

Healthcare workers find themselves regularly being put in unique situations involving life or death decisions, and experience a higher risk of violence than other workplaces....

Woundcare Innovation Requirements Across Transitions of Care

Wound care is a challenge for all health systems....

Use of Clinical Data for Research Purposes

Key Questions: What are all parties agreeing to when sharing data? How can this be accomplished in research settings?...

Ecosystem Perspective: Data Infrastructure

Canadian Health Data Facilitated by Canada’s universal health system, large accessible medical databases have been created....

Creating and Maintaining Effective Partnerships

This short and simple guide outlines the Community Partnership Enhancement Forum (C.P.E.F.) learnings around increasing the degree and depth of partnership work....

List of PTSD Organizations and Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry The AACAP is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adoles...

Not Myself Today Workplace Mental Health Tool Kit

Canadians are spending more waking hours at work than anywhere else, the workplace plays a significant role in our quality of life and greatly influences overall health and wellness. This tool wi...

How To Help College Kids Avoid Abusing Substances

Why College Kids Are At RiskAre your kids really at risk for abusing substances while away at college? Unfortunately, that is true....

Emerging Idea: Telemedicine Outreach for PTSD (TOP) Program

In the United States, approximately 40% of Veterans that are diagnosed with PTSD live in rural areas....

Screening Tools for Anxiety, Mood, or Post-Traumatic Disorder, or Any Other Psychiatric Disorder

This tool is a list of anonymous online screening tools provided to help identify symptoms of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder....

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge

Key Questions: What are PTSD symptoms?...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Family for Patients with Young Children

Key Questions: How do I recognize PTSD Symptoms?...

Beck Anxiety Inventory

The Beck Anxiety Inventory is a tool to help distinguish the severity of anxiety levels for individuals that have an anxiety disorder....

Primary Care Treatment of Post-tramatic Stress Disorder

​Key Questions: What is the overall prevalence of PTSD in the U.S. population? What diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder?...

Battle Creek Veterans Affairs (BCVA) PTSD-Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced by approximately 10% of war zone veterans in Canada and continues to impact people that have experienced intense traumatic events around the w...

A Risk Assessment Tool to Predict Sustained PTSD Symptoms Among Women Reporting Abuse

This tool can be used to predict PTSD symptoms at 8 months in mothers who are primarily of low socioeconomic status and primarily members of underrepresented groups....

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT

Key Questions: How can my organization develop a community-based service delivery model for people with mental illness? This toolkit offers tools to implement the evidence-based practice of Asser...

Knowledge Translation Planning Tools for Addiction and Mental Health Researchers

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines knowledge translation (KT) as “a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound...

Mental Illness and Addiction Index

This tool provides clear, reliable information about mental illness and addiction, including treatment and recovery....

Mental and Substance Use Disorders in Canada

Key Questions: How do the rates of mood disorders and generalized anxiety disorder differ between females and males?...

Choosing a PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP)

This tool is a patient tool to provide information on selecting a PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP)....

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing

Key Questions: What is the prevalence of physical health problems in people with severe mental illness? What does the evidence say about physical health and mental wellbeing?...

Mental illness-related stigma in healthcare: Barriers to access and care and evidence-based solutions

Key Questions: What are the main sources of stigma in healthcare? What are the consequences of stigma for access and quality care?...

Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice

Key Questions: What are the dimensions of recovery-oriented practice?...

Recommendations for Preventing and Managing Co-Existing Chronic Physical Conditions and Mental Illness

Key Questions: Why is it important to address co-existing conditions?...

What Is the Fit Between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Ontario's Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention and Management?

Key Questions: What are the pillars of recovery?...

HealthIM: Digital Mental Health Strategy

Mental health problems impact our society significantly and cost approximately $50 billion per year in Canada.1  Additionally, mental illness has become the leading cause of disability in Ca...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and war-related stress

What is PTSD? Posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a psychological response to an intensely traumatic experience....

Learn about post-traumatic stress disorder

Key Questions: What is post-traumatic stress disorder? Who does it affect? What are some of the treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder?People are strong but trauma can be overwhelming....

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Comorbidity: Severity Across Different Populations

Key Questions: What is the prevalence of experiencing a traumatic event?...

Understanding PTSD Treatment

Key Questions: Do I need professional help?...

Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment

Key Questions: What is PTSD? What are the symptoms of PTSD?...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Hines & Associates

Mindful-based stress reduction was initiated to reduce employees' levels of stress and burnout....

Making the Case for Investing in Mental Health in Canada

Key Questions: What is the prevalence of mental illness in Canada? What is the economic burden of mental health problems in Canada?...

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Addictions & Mental Health

Key Questions: What are the types of machine learning?  How can machine learning be applied to addictions and mental health?The concept of machines having human-like intelligence created the...

Mental Health and Addiction: Learning Resources, Archived Webinars, and Videos

Key Questions: How can I engage clients who use substances?  What are some motivational intervention approaches?The RNAO Mental Health and Addictions Initiative offers continuing educational...

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Mental health and refugees: position paper

This paper gives a brief outline of the CCR’s main concerns relating to refugees and mental health....


Advancing Patient Recovery through an Integrated Electronic Medical Record

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public teaching hospital specializing in comprehensive mental health and addiction services for those with complex, serious and p...

Steps to Positive Mental Health: Good Mental Health Guide for Seafarers

Key Questions: What are ways to practice good mental health as a seafarer? What are some coping strategies I can use?...

How to Make a Sensory Room for People Living with Dementia

Key Questions: How can the needs of people living with dementia be accommodated to support their health and sense of wellbeing?...

Keeping Your Patients Safe: A Guide to Primary Care Management of Mental Health and Addictions-related Risks and Functional Impairments Tool

Key Questions: How do I identify, assess and manage risks among my primary care patients with mental health conditions?One in five Canadian adults experience a mental health or addiction problem....

Profiling Innovative Networks in Chronic Pain & Youth Mental Health

 ACCESS Open MindsACCESS Open Minds is a national research and evaluation network in Canadian innovation in regards to youth mental health service design, delivery, evaluation, and research....

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This is useful information for our Mental Health community as well.

Course in Understanding Stigma

https://moodle9.camhx.ca/moodle/?lang=en Courtesy the Mental Health Commission of Canada and CAMH.




Emerging Idea: Health Out Loud Mobile Health Project Promotes Mental Health Awareness

Mental health issues are prevalent in society, yet can be misunderstood. Many individuals may not reach out for help and are fearful of the stigma associated with mental health....

What are the Determinants of Health?

 BackgroundThere are many factors that affect the health of individuals and the communities in which they live....

How Can Unnecessary Health Care Utilization be Eliminated?

 Identify and Utilize Evidence-based Best Practice Protocols and Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment and CareThere are a number of good sources for evidence-based recommendations that can be acce...

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) promotes the adoption of scientifically established behavioral health interventions: https://www.samhsa.gov/nrepp

Evidence Brief: Peer-to-peer social media and impact on health behaviour change in teens and young adults

Key Question: What are the effects of internet/mobile-based interventions that provide a peer-to-peer platform on promoting positive behaviour change with regards to sexual and mental health among tee...

Sensory Modulation in Acute Mental Health Wards: A Qualitative Study of Staff and Service User Perspectives

The following report outlines the qualitative findings from a pilot study exploring the use of sensory modulation in New Zealand acute mental health services....

Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

This white paper addresses the evolving needs and desires of the growing population with cognitive impairment and their families by presenting recommendations for the design of care settings that woul...

Is your home an accomplice for your rebellious teen?

Found some interesting information to highlight and think about for any educators, and others: https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-safeguards/

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts

Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts provides Canadians with an introduction to the social determinants of our health....

Seniors: Loneliness and Social Isolation

Lack of social relationships, discontent with the quality of such relationships, or low levels of social engagement and participation, have damaging effects on the quality of life for Canadian seniors...

Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Long Term Care

This toolkit was created to support interventions to reduce excessive use of antipsychotic medications in long term care facilities. Its content is derived from the Appropriate Use of Antipsychot...

The Six Dimensions of Wellness Model

Key Questions: What are the Six Dimensions of Wellness?...

M.O.V.E. (Mind Over Violence Everywhere) Workshop Model

Youth violence is a loosely defined issue that includes physical blows/wounds, neglect, sexual assault, verbal or psychological abuses, and more....

Workplace Wellness Toolkit

In order to assist workplaces on their path to promoting wellness the Workplace Wellness Toolkit has been created and includes resources adapted from best practice guidelines, The Health Communication...

Workplace Health, Safety and Well-being of the Nurse

This is relevant to all domains of nursing and addresses the many factors that contribute to nurses’ health, safety and well-being....

Healthy Living Program at American Express Canada Creates a Culture of Wellness & ROI

Recognizing that employees spend a good deal of their day at work, American Express Canada aimed to make health and wellness part of the employee culture, both at work and outside of the organization....

Knowledge Mobilization Plan

This toolkit can help you think through different ways to mobilize knowledge and create a solid plan for moving ahead....

Integrated Models of Primary Care and Mental Health & Substance Use Care in the Community: A Literature Review & Guiding Document

The work to develop this guiding document was overseen through a tripartite partnership between the Ministry of Health‘s Mental Health and Substance Use Branch, the Ministry of Children and Fami...

E-Mental Health in Canada: Transforming the Mental Health System Using Technology

Key Questions: What is E-Mental Health? How can this technology be integrated into current healthcare services?...

Clinically Informed Consensus Guidelines for Improved Integration of Primary Care and Mental Health Services in California

The following clinical guidelines were developed to address a common and growing problem in contemporary health care practice: how can people’s coexisting general health and mental health care n...

Safewards: a new model of conflict and containment on psychiatric wards

Rates of violence, self-harm, absconding and other incidents threatening patients and staff safety vary a great deal by hospital ward. Some wards have high rates, other low....

Core Communication Skills in Mental Health Nursing

Communication in mental health nursing is an essential component of all therapeutic interventions....

A Mentally Healthy Workforce – It’s Good for Business

A mentally healthy workforce is linked to lower medical costs, as well as less absenteeism and presenteeism....

Psychological Health & Safety: An Action Guide for Employers

To foster a pragmatic integrated approach to workplace mental health in Canada, the Workforce Advisory Committee (WAC) of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) collaborated with the Centre for...

Healthy Break Activities

Most people are given some break time in their regular workday to help them unwind and refocus. What you do during that break time could have an impact on your workplace mental health....

Employers' Guide to a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Organizations are under constant pressure to reduce costs now more than ever. This tool suggests ways to help increase productivity, improve staff performance while saving thousands of dollars....

Effectiveness, Feasibility, and acceptance of care management for depression in patients and clinicians.

Depression is a common condition in primary care practice, with a prevalence of 5% to 9% of patients....