Tag Archives: Ontario

Wounded Healers: How peer support workers help patients in crisis


Peer Workers do not have magic faerie dust but this podcast sheds light on what’s possible and some of what it takes to integrate peer support into clinical settings, even a busy “Emerge” or “ER”…
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Family Education Night – Whitby – Thu 30th Nov


Part of ongoing capacity-building and awareness raising work in Durham Region in partnership with Durham Mental Health Services, CMHA Durham and Ontario Shores. Join Kevin Healey and Dave Umbongo part presentation , part  dialogue and part Q&A in – Whitby, Thursday  … Continue reading

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HV Workshop #2: Working With Voices – OSHAWA 25th-26th Jan 2018


This two-day workshop will give you a practical, “hands-on”  introduction to a handful approaches you can use singly or in combination when supporting a person who has asked you to walk alongside them as they begin their work exploring and making sense … Continue reading

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drugging seniors in “long term care” – Ontario


Toronto Star again, this time shining a light on the prevalence of using potentially deadly drugs to restrain  seniors in care homes. “Ontario nursing homes are drugging helpless seniors at an alarming rate with powerful antipsychotic drugs, despite warnings that … Continue reading

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