Event Tonight - The Economy, Workplace and Mental Health - Experts discuss solutions



    TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - The turbulent economy will be an important
backdrop tonight for Café Scientifique: Is Work More than Making a Living?
Promoting and maintaining mental health in the workplace, presented by the
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in partnership with the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) at Bymark (66 Wellington Street West) on
February 18th at 5p.m.
    Café Scientifique is an open forum to discuss the challenges faced by
employers and employees when it comes to issues of mental health and wellness
in the workplace. The panel of experts will provide insight into the complex
relationships of work, health and productivity. The discussion will explore
promising approaches to promoting and maintaining mental health and addressing
mental illness in the work place.

    Panelists:

    Dr. Carolyn Dewa, Program Head of the Work and Well-being Research and
Evaluation Program, CAMH and Chair, Canadian Institutes of Health
Research/Public Health Agency Applied Public Health

    Dr. Guy Faulkner, Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and
Health, University of Toronto

    Dr. Zindel Segal, Head of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CAMH and Professor
of Psychiatry and Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University
of Toronto

    Complimentary refreshments will be available at 4:30 p.m., with the
discussion beginning at 5:00 p.m.

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
(CAMH)(http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/) is Canada's largest mental health and
addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research
centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical
care, research, education, policy development, prevention and health promotion
to transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction
issues.

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to nearly 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

    Les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
(IRSC)(http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/) sont l'organisme de financement de la
recherche en santé du gouvernement du Canada. Leur objectif est de créer de
nouvelles connaissances scientifiques et de favoriser leur application en vue
d'améliorer la santé, d'offrir de meilleurs produits et services de santé et
de renforcer le système de santé au Canada. Composés de 13 instituts, les IRSC
offrent leadership et soutien à près de 12 000 chercheurs et stagiaires en
santé dans tout le Canada.





For further information:

For further information: To confirm attendance or for more information
on the speakers, please contact Michael Torres, Media Relations, CAMH at (416)
595-6015


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