Tag Archives: mental health

Government strategy on youth homelessness must focus on mental health needs, report says

TORONTO, April 6, 2017 – Governments must focus on the mental health challenges faced by young people in Canada in order to effectively address youth homelessness, says a policy brief released today by researchers and community groups. The report by the  Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, based at York University, and A Way Home Canada, calls […]

Bullying Prevention Conference will explore link between bullying and mental health

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2015 – Strategies to promote mental health among children and youths will be the focus of this year’s annual Bullying Prevention Conference, to be held on Nov. 13 . The one-day conference is organized by PREVNet, led by York University Professor Debra Pepler and Queen’s University Professor Wendy Craig, as well as Western […]

New website addresses Ontario law students’ mental health needs

TORONTO, September 8, 2014 – Ontario’s 4,100 law students have an important new resource for student wellness and mental health funded by the Ontario Government and developed by York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in collaboration with the province’s six other law schools. JustBalance (www.justbalance.ca) is an engaging new website that provides support for Ontario […]

York U researchers to help Rwandan women cope with maternal mental health issues

TORONTO, March 18, 2014 — York University researchers will help Rwandan women deal with maternal mental health issues through community based intervention, thanks to a recent $269,653 Grand Challenges Canada seed grant. “The well-being of the entire community influences and is influenced by maternal mental health. We would like to establish that if basic social […]

Mental health impact on homeless youth to be focus of event in York Region

TORONTO, March 7, 2013 – Researchers, social service providers and government representatives will meet in Aurora on Friday, March 8, to hear about the relationship between homelessness and mental health challenges, and how to address the issue in York Region and elsewhere in Canada. Western University Professor Cheryl Forchuk, who is also the assistant director […]