mental health

September 27, 2017
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can an understanding of intergenerational trauma and intergenerational healing support the recovery process for youth and build their resilience? Why does “trauma-informed” youth work that is framed by anti-oppression and addresses systemic issues that youth experience support trauma recovery? This webinar conversation with Nene Kwasi Kafele explored the concept, scope, and mechanisms of intergenerational trauma and the impact on youth. The webinar reviewed key principles and insights into trauma-informed...
August 12, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. Frontline youth workers and the work they do are critical to the youth sector and the wellbeing of youth in our communities. Their work engages the intersection point between youth and ‘the system’ – they bear witness to the development, changes and challenges that the young people they support face; they can be the first person these youth connect with in times of need. How might we create the conditions for frontline youth work to be a healthy path for those who choose it? How might be move to a collective, sector-wide approach to ensuring youth worker...
June 01, 2017
This factsheet was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The research project was funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, and was conducted between December 22nd 2014 and March 31st 2015. The six (6) project staff represented the population i.e. LGBTTQQ2SIA transitional age youth in recovery from substance use (apart from the consultant, who is a family member). Information was collated, and utilized by the project staff in the design of a program, which will provide non-judgmental, empowering, safe, community building and anti-oppressive substance use...
June 01, 2017
This factsheet was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The research project was funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, and was conducted between December 22nd 2014 and March 31st 2015. The six (6) project staff represented the population i.e. LGBTTQQ2SIA transitional age youth in recovery from substance use (apart from the consultant, who is a family member). Information was collated, and utilized by the project staff in the design of a program, which will provide non-judgmental, empowering, safe, community building and anti-oppressive substance use...
June 01, 2017
This infographic was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The research project was funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, and was conducted between December 22nd 2014 and March 31st 2015. The six (6) project staff represented the population i.e. LGBTTQQ2SIA transitional age youth in recovery from substance use (apart from the consultant, who is a family member). Information was collated, and utilized by the project staff in the design of a program, which will provide non-judgmental, empowering, safe, community building and anti-oppressive substance use...
May 16, 2017
This report was published by the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit (CMHRU) of the Jewish General Hospital.  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report was undertaken under contract with Health Canada First Nations Inuit and Health Branch as part of the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy. The aim was to review and synthesize the available information on effective suicide prevention strategies applicable to the Aboriginal youth in Canada. This review builds on an earlier report that provided comprehensive summaries of the literature (Kirmayer et al., 2007...
May 15, 2017
This research summary was created by the Exiting Street Life Study. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THIS : The Exiting Street Life Study is a longitudinal study examining the transition away from homelessness for 51 young people over the course of a year in Toronto and Halifax. The study was funded by SSHRC and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and was assisted by Covenant House Toronto, LOFT Community Services, SKETCH, Ark, and Supportive Housing for Young Mothers (SHYM).  Information about the study including main findings are available in this Executive Summary, as well as through a comic...
May 08, 2017
This report was published by the National Mentoring Resource Centre. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This review examines research on mentoring for Black boys and is organized around four topics: a) its documented effectiveness; b) the extent to which mentor, youth, and program characteristics influence effectiveness; c) the processes that link mentoring to outcomes in Black male youth; and d) the extent to which efforts to provide mentoring for Black male youth have reached and engaged these youth, been implemented with high quality, and been adopted and sustained by host...
February 04, 2017
This video was produced by CAMH: Health Promotion Resource Centre. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:How do YOU talk about mental health promotion? There is growing discussion about mental health in Ontario and the way we talk about it matters. This brand new video by the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre explains the separate but interconnected concepts of mental health and mental illness, as well as what it means to ‘promote mental health’, in ourselves and in our communities.
February 04, 2017
This infographic was created by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Housing improves quality of life and is a key component of recovery for people with mental illness. Substandard and unaffordable housing is associated with infectious diseases, chronic illnesses, respiratory infections, asthma, poor nutrition and mental illness. Affordable and supportive housing reduces hospitalizations, psychiatric symptoms and substance use while increasing freedom, privacy, dignity and safety.