September 18, 2017
3:30 pm to 4:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Improving Access through E-Mental Health: Exploring a Demonstration Project
About the Session:
The Mental Health Strategy for Canada recognizes the important role technology can play in improving access to mental health services. Accordingly, the Mental Health Commission of Canada will lead a demonstration project to implement/scale evidence-based models of e-Mental health. This presentation will facilitate integrated knowledge translation by sharing the project plan, gaining feedback and understanding how the anticipated outcomes of this project can be useful to stakeholders from mental health and related sectors.
MaryAnn Notarianni is the Manager, e-Mental health at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She oversees initiatives to support the advancement of e-Mental health in Canada. She has worked in youth mental health and health policy. She has a master’s degree in social work and an undergraduate degree in social policy.
Megan Schellenberg is the Program Manager, e-Mental Health at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She supports the e-Mental health portfolio at the MHCC, and has a particular interest in technology and suicide prevention. She has worked in mental health for many years and holds a masters degree in communications.
Disrupting Mental Health Primary Care: Stepping Out of the Silos
About the Session:
An online stepped-care client-centered mental health treatment project will be reviewed. Participants include counsellors from community agencies, Family Health Teams, and private practice. People with mental health issues can register online and initiate a comprehensive mental health self-assessment, learn how to build an empirically supported change plan, and work in collaboration with providers to initiate treatment and monitor outcomes. The project is a joint-venture between public agencies and private business.
Dr. Robert Shepherd is a clinical psychologist at the Huron community Family Health Team and co-founder of Myndplan, a commercial e-mental health app. He is leading a website prototype evaluation project with the support of various agencies in Huron & Perth counties in South West Ontario