janvier 2015

Bell Let's Talk Day 2015 is January 28

MONTREAL, Jan. 5, 2015 - Bell today launched the 2015 Bell Let's Talk campaign in support of Canadian mental health, leading up to the fifth annual Bell Let's Talk Day on January 28. National spokespersonClara Hughes is again leading the campaign to invite all Canadians to talk, text and tweet about mental health and help build a Canada free of the stigma of mental illness.

"We had a great year talking about mental health in 2014, with a record Bell Let's Talk Day driving new mental health funding and then the incredible Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk that shared the anti-stigma message in every corner of the country. I look forward to taking the conversation even further in 2015 on our journey to a stigma-free Canada," said Clara, Canada's six-time Olympic medalist and national Bell Let's Talk ambassador since the initiative launched in 2010. "As we work to end the stigma, Bell Let's Talk is also funding new mental health care, research and workplace initiatives. On January 28, you can join the conversation and drive Bell's donations to mental health too by talking, texting, tweeting and sharing on Facebook."

5 simple ways to help end the stigma

While 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness at some point in their lives, the lingering stigma means 2 in 3 will struggle in silence fearing judgment and rejection. This year's Bell Let's Talk's campaign focuses on 5 simple ways we can all help end the stigma around mental illness:

  • Language matters - pay attention to the words you use about mental illness
  • Educate yourself - learn, know and talk more, understand the signs
  • Be kind - small acts of kindness speak a lot
  • Listen and ask - sometimes it's best to just listen
  • Talk about it - start a dialogue, break the silence


"Ending the stigma of mental illness depends on building greater awareness, acceptance and action. These are 5 simple ways all Canadians can help build a culture in which people struggling with mental illness feel supported and not afraid," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk. "We are so grateful to all our spokespeople, ambassadors and partners for leading the conversation about how we can all contribute to creating a nation free of the stigma around mental illness."

To learn more about the campaign, and to download the Bell Let's Talk toolkit to help get the conversation started, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

Depression and Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkit

The latest resource toolkit is available! Depressive illnesses have been identified as the primary risk factor for suicide. This toolkit examines the relationship between Major Depression and suicide prevention. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/depressiontoolkit.



decembre 2014

Un message des trois organismes de recherche fédéraux : le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG), et les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC), ou « les Organismes »

Les présidents des organismes sont heureux d’annoncer la publication de l’EPTC 2 (2014) – version révisée de la 2e édition de l’Énoncé de politique des trois Conseils : Éthique de la recherche avec des êtres humains (ETPC 2). L’EPTC 2 (2014) remplace l’EPTC 2 (2010) en tant que politique officielle des Organismes en matière d’éthique de la recherche avec des êtres humains.

Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement

This award will honour a hospital, health authority, community based mental health and addictions program/service, or a leader in the field that demonstrates evidence-informed and sustained quality improvements (QI) in the area of mental health and addictions. Learn more at: http://www.cchl-ccls.ca/site/awards_mentalhealth_quality#sthash.iM4DiMRe.dpuf



novembre 2014

International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) call for 2016 award nominations

The IUPsyS has great pleasure in announcing the call for the 2016 awards nominations. The awards are as follows:

  • Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize
  • Young Investigator Awards
  • Achievement Against the Odds Award
  • Lifetime Career Award

Further information and nomination forms can be accessed at: http://www.iupsys.net/about/awards/index.html

Nominations should be received by March 31, 2015.

CPA Members may contact Dr. Jennifer Veitch for more information, by emailing jennifer.veitch@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

Psychological Methods of Relieving Pain

Psychological Interventions for Pain: 44 Studies Published in 2013 & 2014. Click here to access these resources



octobre 2014

IMPACT, from Brain Injury Canada

Brain Injury Canada releases its October 2014 e-newsletter, IMPACT. Click here to read the newsletter.

Bullying Awareness Week 2014 (November 16-22)

The vision behind Bullying Awareness Week:

  • Bullying Awareness Week is about working at preventing bullying through education and awareness
  • Bullying Awareness Week is NOT about what others could or should be doing, but rather what WE can do!
  • Bullying is a community issue. Schools are a critically important part of the solution, but bullying should not be defined solely as a "school problem".
  • Addressing bullying is best done with a holistic, community approach because bullying is a community health and wellness issue.
  • Everyone can play a role in addressing bullying in their community.
  • Bullying also needs to be understood as a health issue. The impact of bullying on personal health and wellness can last a lifetime. This also financial implications for our society with lessened productivity, lost man-hours due to illness or personal days off work.
  • Bullying is a serious issue, at it's worst, bullying can kill.

For more information, please visit www.bullyingawarenessweek.org.

For resources on bullying, please visit PrevNet (Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network), at www.prevnet.ca/bullying.

New resources for veterans, troops, their families, and those providing clinical and forensic services to them

Below you will find a link to a webpage of resources for veterans, people currently in the military, their families & friends, and those who are providing clinical, forensic, or related services to them. The resources fall into 3 groups; articles, programs, & organizations. Click here to access the resources.

The National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ) turns 39 this year!

Thirty-nine years ago today, leaders in Canadian criminal and social justice gathered in Ottawa for the first regular meeting of the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice.

Affectionately referred to as an experiment when it began, NAACJ continues to be valuable forum for members to come together, share information and discuss emerging & persistent issues, almost 40 years later.

The Canadian Psychological Association, represented by Dr. C. R. Myers, was an original participating agency in 1975. For more information on the NAACJ, visit www.naacj.org.

Canadian Inventory of Recovery-Oriented Resources

In order to facilitate better knowledge sharing and help accelerate the adoption of recovery-oriented practices, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has just launched a new tool on its website. Access more than 1,000 recovery-oriented policies, programs, practices, and research articles - visit the Canadian Recovery Inventory.Click here for details.

Workplace Mental Health Half-day Institute at the Canadian Mental Health Association Nation-Wide Conference, October 22, 2014.

For more information, please visit our Events webpage, at www.cpa.ca/events/#WMHICMHANWC



septembre 2014

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH)

CAMIMH is a non-profit organization comprised of health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness. The Canadian Psychological Association is a proud member of CAMIMH.

Established in 1998, CAMIMH is a volunteer run organization that provides mental health education to the public. A fundamental objective of CAMIMH is to engage Canadians in a national conversation about mental illness. By starting this conversation, CAMIMH hopes to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and provide insight into the services and support available to those living with mental illness. Click here for more information.

Light Up Purple – October 10, 2014

Amanda Todd Legacy with support from the World Federation of Mental Health invites you to: ‘Light Up Purple’ for World Mental Health Day. Click here for details.

Empathy Resources for Therapists & Counselors

50 Articles Published in 2013-2014. Click here to access the articles.

Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place October 5 – 11, 2014.

For more information, click here.

Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada

The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the report Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada. This report is a synthesis of information resulting from the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions (NPHSNC), which was the most comprehensive study of neurological conditions ever to be conducted in Canada.

2nd Annual National Correctional Services Healthcare Conference

November 27 – 28, 2014

Addressing the gaps, promoting multidisciplinary care and improving the continuum of care into the community.

Location: Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, ON
Website: http://www.healthcareconferences.ca/healthcare-conference-events/national-correctional-services-healthcare-conference

International Indigenous Health Conference 2014

The International Network in Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) in partnership with Manitoba Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) are proud to host the upcoming International Indigenous Health Conference in 2014. For more information, visit inihkd2014-neahr2014.com.



août 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th, 2014. For more information, please visit www.iasp.info/wspd. Be part of the connectedness of World Suicide Prevention Day this year. On September 10th, join with others around the globe who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. Together, we can shine a spotlight on this major public health problem and ensure that it receives the policy attention that it warrants.