The Youth Action Committee of Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has launched Speak Up, Speak Out!, a project to gather the views of youth (11-25) about how schools can create a supportive environment for students who are experiencing mental health and addictions problems.
Youth can provide their input on this important topic up to Monday June 10, 2013 using a variety of methods including: an online survey, email their views , or express them through artwork, poetry, music and short videos.
Youth who respond to the online survey have the option of entering a draw for a digital camera.
Details about the project ,including links to the online surveys, can be found at the project website http://www.youthspeakup.webs.com.
Over the summer months, the Youth Action Committee will review the survey data and other submissions, and develop a youth-friendly report on the results.
The Ottawa Hospital is currently looking for women and men 18 years and older to participate in a study in which they will receive treatment for binge eating (click here to see poster) Can you answer YES to all of these questions?
- Do you eat a very large amount of food in a short period of time?
- Do you feel a loss of control during these episodes (i.e., binge)?
- Did you binge eat at least once a week for the past three months?
- Do you have a lot of concern about binge eating or your body weight and shape?
- Are you 18 years of age or older?
For more information and to volunteer: Call: 613-798-5555 ext. 73011;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.med.uottawa.ca/cedr
Please note that this research study will be conducted in English only.
This research study has been approved by the Ottawa Hospital Research Ethics Board.
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario will be offering 14 Week Anxiety Management Workshops, starting January 24th, then again on February 12th at Heartwood House and February 26th in the west end . These workshops help individuals develop coping strategies to effectively manage their anxiety.
ADAO also offers a weekly Monday night drop-in program from 6:30 to 8:00pm that teaches relaxation coping strategies to manage anxiety and stress.
Please call 613-729-6761 to register or visit www.anxietydisordersontario.ca for more information.
"This self-help group has been a really important step in my recovery.”
“This binge eating group helps me save a small piece of me every week and it’s offering me the opportunity to feel safe and loved.”
“I had wanted support in a group setting for many years, and finally got it. I hope this support community continues to grow and touch others lives like it did mine.”