Mental Health Promotion
HC Link Resources
This @ a Glance resource, written by CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre and Parent Action on Drugs, provides an overview of family-based programming and its effectiveness for building resiliency in children and youth, as well as strengthening parenting capacity. It profiles three different family-based programsand offers a number of real-world learnings from programs currently being implemented across Ontario.
HC Link News Digest PLUS - November 12, 2014 - Parent Action on Drugs and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre provide a summary of news and information related to children and youth mental health and addiction.
HC Link News Digest PLUS - May 15, 2013 - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre provides a summary of news and information pertaining to mental health.
This issue of @ at glance presents highlights from the CAMH Resource Centre's recent scoping review of Canadian youth mental health promotion programs. It draws from the review's full report, Mental Health Promotion for Youth in Canada, focusing on the common elements across successful programs and 16 recommendations for future research in the area of youth mental health promotion programming.
HC Link Materials from Past Learning Events
Click here to see a listing of HC Link slides, recordings and other materials from past events on this topic.
National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy | 2014
This scan of mental health strategies was produced as part of a collaborative project to scan the strategies in population mental health that are being developed in Canada. The Scan of Mental Health Strategies across Canada, is one of the products of this partnership. It aims to show what is being developed in the field of population mental health in Canada.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health-University of Toronto | 2014
This resource for health and social service workers provides current, evidence-based approaches to incorporating mental health promotion principles and practices in interventions directed toward children (aged 7–12 years) and youth (aged 13–19 years).
CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre | 2014
These mental health and well-being findings from the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) provide a snapshot of major trends relating to student mental health, physical health and risk behaviours as captured through student reports from over 10,000 Ontario students in grades 7-12.
Connecting the Dots: How Ontario Public Health Units are Addressing Child and Youth Mental Health
(plus Appendix D: Activity List, summary reports (English, French), and webinar slides)
CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre, Public Health Ontario, Toronto Public Health | 2013
Many factors shape and influence the role of public health units in addressing mental health in children and youth. The purpose of this research study was to understand how Ontario’s 36 public health units address and promote mental health in children and youth.The findings give insight into the types of supports public health units need to better promote mental health.
Mental Health Commision of Canada | 2012
The first mental health strategy for Canada. Its purpose is to help improve mental health and well-being for all people living in Canada and to create a mental health system that can truly meet the needs of people of all ages living with mental health problems and illnesses and their families. It represents a blueprint for change and provides six strategic directions to improve mental health care in Canada.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Resource Centre | 2012
This report presents results of a scoping review aimed to identify successful youth mental health promotion and mental illness prevention programs in Canada. It will help to inform the work of decision-makers and researchers, as well as broader health promotion and public health audiences working at the community level who are interested in developing and implementing mental health promotion programming for youth.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health-University of Toronto | 2012
This resource provides health and social service workers with current evidence-based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles for refugees. It is intended to support practitioners, caregivers and others in incorporating best practice approaches to mental health promotion initiatives or programs for refugees.
Joint Consortium for School Health | 2010
The purpose of this project was to develop guidelines for better practices related to the promotion of positive mental health perspectives within a comprehensive school health framework. This initiative was undertaken by the Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) as part of its national knowledge development activities involving the identification and dissemination of better practice information supporting comprehensive school health approaches.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health-University of Toronto | 2010
This resource provides health and social service providers with evidence-based approaches for promoting mental health for older adults. It is intended to support practitioners, caregivers and others who are involved in developing programs using best practice approaches to mental health promotion initiatives for people 55+. Also available in French/Également en version française.
Culture Counts: A Guide to Best Practices for Developing Health Promotion Initiatives in Mental Health & Substance Use with Ethnocultural Communities
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | 2007
The Culture Counts guide covers issues related to health promotion in ethnocultural communities and provides links to online resources that explore each issue more deeply. It is intended for anyone working for a mainstream organization who is considering undertaking a health promotion initiative with ethnocultural communities, or who has attempted to do so in the past but with unsatisfactory results.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Growing Up Resilient is a resource for educators, health professionals, parents and social service providers to promote resilience in children and youth. The development of resilience is considered at three levels: individual, family and environmental.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Strengthening Families for the Future is a prevention program for families with children ages 7-11 who may be at risk for substance use problems, depression, violence, delinquency and school failure. The goals of the program are to: reduce children’s or adolescent’s intention to use alcohol/drugs; increase children’s resilience and life skills; increase positive and effective parenting; and increase family communication. Strengthening Families has been listed as a best practice program by Health Canada.
The Centre's website provides a learning calendar, blog and resource hub with toolkits, videos, evidence briefs and other resources that support individuals and organizations use and share knowledge to promote the best possible mental health and well-being for all children and youth.