September 18, 2017
3:30 pm to 4:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Healthlinks and Mental Health – CCAC and CMHA Working Together
About the Session:
Through a strong partnership with CMHA Peel Dufferin, the East Mississauga Health Link undertook the initiative to improve CCAC Care Coordinators capacity for screening, consultation, and care planning for complex Health Link clients with mental health and addiction issues. An integrated mental health consultant from Canadian Mental Health Association was hired by Community Care Access Centre for the project to work alongside the Care Coordinators to increase knowledge capacity in the area of addictions and mental health. Impacts of the project will be shared.
Karen O’Connor has worked primarily in community mental health for over 25 years. She has spent the last 15 years in Senior Management. She is an instructor at the Toronto Hostel Centre and in the Dual Diagnosis Certificate Program at George Brown College. She has volunteered as a Board Member of the South Riverdale CHC, CRCT and most recently Fred Victor.
Anne McKye is an occupational therapist working as a project manager at Trillium Health Partners. She has 20 years of experience in acute, rehab and community care of older adults experiencing frailty and mental health difficulties. In the last 5 years, she had led partnership projects including Senior Friendly Hospitals, Health Links, and most recently health system redesign through Integrated Funding Models.
The Fishing Net Model: A First Nation Community Holistic Approach to Mental Health Services
About the Session:
In 2009, Eskasoni First Nation faced a mental health crisis resulting in a significant loss of community members to suicide and addiction. Traditional clinical approaches to mental health and addictions were not working. Change was needed, and the Fish Net Model was born. This holistic Fish Net Model focuses on collaborating with existing programs while simultaneously creating new initiatives to engage people and reduce stigma. A strong focus is placed on prevention and early and ongoing care.
Heather Rudderham, Psy.D, graduated recently from Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. She is the ACCESS Open Minds clinician at Eskasoni Mental Heath Services and her integrative approach to therapy focuses on a range of treatment modalities with the aim of finding the best therapeutic intervention for the individual.
Daphne Hutt-MacLeod, MA, is the Director of Eskasoni Mental Health Services. She has been involved with a wide variety of research projects nationally and internationally, topics include: youth resilience, child pain, transforming youth mental health services and sexual violence. Research experiences are utilized to guide, inform and evaluate community planning.