2019 Mental Health Forum

June 13-14, 2019 | Toronto


Thank you to the 200+ delegates from across Ontario who attended our first ever Mental Health Forum, cross-sectoral event that highlighted best practices leading to positive outcomes, equipping managers and frontline staff with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to assist individuals living with mental illness and addiction to unlock their potential.


Forum Highlights

The forum featured powerful keynotes from the Brainstorm Revolution Troupe, Victoria Maxwell and Addie Greco-Sanchez, plus a variety of breakout sessions, including: 

  • Working to Overcome Client Barriers

  • Trauma-Informed Practice 

  • Supporting Children's Mental Health

  • The Opioid Crisis: Safety Protocols for Frontline Staff 

  • Self-Care and Building Resilience

  • Supporting Clients During a Mental Health Crisis 

  • Working with Tenants with Mental Illness

  • Psychologically Healthy Workplaces




Presentations

Keynote: Addie Greco-Sanchez - Build Your Resilience, 5 Minutes at a Time

1.1 Working to Overcome Client Barriers: Intensive Support to Ontario Works Clients (County of Wellington)

1.2 Approaches for Improving the Mental Health of Children (City of Hamilton)

1.2 Approaches for Improving the Mental Health of Children (McMaster University)

1.2 Approaches for Improving the Mental Health of Children (Triple P Parenting)

1.3 Trauma Informed Practice Organization (York Region Public Health)

1.4 Mobile Outreach and Support Team (MOST) (Windsor Ontario)

1.4 Mobile Street Outreach Models (City of Brantford)

2.1 Trauma-Informed Practice: Working with Indigenous Individuals (Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre)

2.1 Trauma-Informed Practice (Case Study: Jane)

2.3 Improving Access to Mental Health Services: An Integrated Service Model (Region of Durham)

2.4 Born to Influence: How to Sustain a Life of Impact (Melanie Willard) [Handout]

3.1 Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces (City of Toronto Children's Services)

3.1 Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces (City of Toronto Children's Services) [Resource Guide]

3.2 Strategies for Supporting Tenants with Mental Illness (Megan Phillips)

3.3 Building Capacity for Staff Training + An Introduction to Skills for Effective Client Interactions (City of Brantford)

3.3 Building Capacity for Staff Training + An Introduction to Skills for Effective Client Interactions (York Region)

3.4 Information Exchange with the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

4.1 Strategies for Supporting Clients During a Mental Health Crisis (Megan Phillips)

4.3 Models for Strengthening Services: City Mouse, Country Mouse (Huron County and Choices for Change)

4.4 Ready Set, Recognize Detecting Mental Health Issues in the Workplace and How to Help (Victoria Maxwell)