Canadian Alliance on mental Illness and Mental Health Alliance Canadienne pour la Maladie Mentale et la Sante Mentale

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The Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health (CCSMH) is hard at work ensuring that seniors' mental health is recognized as a key Canadian health and wellness issue. Working with partners across the country, the CCSMH is busy facilitating initiatives to enhance and promote seniors' mental health. Below is a listing of what's new at the CCSMH, but there are always more projects in development. Please bookmark this site and visit us frequently for updates.

What's New

Events | Tools & Resources | Announcements

Events

2014 CCSMH-CAGP Joint Conference - Call for Abstract Submission
Innovations in Senior's Mental Health Care:
Insights from the Frontiers of Research and Service Delivery
September 9-10, 2014 * Toronto, ON
ABSTRACT FORM
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Tools & Resources

NEW: LetsReachOut1010/TendezLaMain1010 - Three bilingual PSAs developed by McGill Ingram School of Nursing student teams about the issue of senior risk for depression and suicide

Let's Reach Out - Canadian Seniors 'Best Life' Melody

Let's Reach Out -
Canadian Seniors 'Best Life' Melody

Tendez la main -
Aider les aînés à rétablir l'espoir
et une vie meilleure

Community Outreach to Help Seniors at Risk

Community Outreach
to Help Seniors at Risk

Mobilisation Communautaire pour
Aider les Personnes Âgées à Risque

Let's Reach Out - TV PSA

Let's Reach Out -
TV PSA

Message d'Intérêt Public sur Télé -
Tendez La Main

Workshop Materials /Atelier

New: Tool on Pharmacological Treatment of Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia in Long Term Care Facilities for Older Adults. [pdf front | back]

The CCSMH co-authored the new Mental Health Commission of Canada Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada. Visit www.mhccseniorsguidelines.ca to view the interactive Guidelines or to download a PDF.

Announcements

New Project Director effective September 16, 2013
We are delighted to announce Bonnie Schroeder as the new Project Director of the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health effective September 16. We also wish to thank Kimberley Wilson for her eight years of dedicated service to the Coalition. To be in touch with Bonnie, you may contact her by email at director@ccsmh.ca or 613-233-1619 (home office) or 613-614-9450 (mobile).

CCSMH Receives Honourable Mention
On October 16th 2012 the CCSMH received an Honourable Mention at the Mental Health Commission of Canada's 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards, recognizing our work with the National Guidelines Project.

Developing Guidelines on the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults at the End-of-Life
Article in Canadian Geriatrics Journal, Vol 14, No 2 (2011)
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A Knowledge Transfer Study of the Utility of the Nova Scotia Seniors' Health Network in Implementing Seniors' Mental Health National Guidelines
Article in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal, Vol 14, No 1 (2011)
View article

New Information: Seniors, Emergencies and Disasters

[Updated February 2014]