Mental Health Strengths and Needs among Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario (Part 1/2)

Feb 16, 2016, 11:00am - 12:30pm
About this Event:

Part one of a two-part series will explore the historical context behind political, social, economic, and cultural factors affecting the mental health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) populations in Ontario.

This webinar will lay the foundation for understanding concerns unique to FNIM groups as they relate to mental illness and addiction. Prevention and treatment efforts should take into account the past and current context and be culturally-relevant in order to best engage these groups.

This webinar is being co-hosted by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, and the Provincial System Support Program.

During this presentation, participants will:

  • Discuss the historical context and how this impacts mental health and well-being amongst FNIM populations
  • Discuss potential risk/protective factors for mental illness and addiction among FNIM populations
  • Discuss the prevalence and systemic issues regarding mental illness and addiction concerns for FNIM populations
  • Discuss best practice interventions approaches that can be used to support FNIM populations
  • Demonstrate how culturally-relevant practices can be incorporated into prevention/treatment

Holly Smith, Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach Unit, Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Bill Hill, Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)

Cost for Members: 
$0.00 CAD
Cost for non-Members: 
$0.00 CAD