WHITBY, ON, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - On February 29, 2012, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) will announce the expansion of its Adolescent Mental Health Literacy Program to Toronto, Waterloo and Thames Valley.
In partnership with leading adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Stan Kutcher, Ontario Shores is expanding the Adolescent Mental Health Literacy Program to include the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Waterloo Region District School Board, Thames Valley District School Board, St. Clement's School and Upper Canada College. It will also be expanding education to school boards in the Durham, Peterborough and Northumberland areas that adopted the curriculum last fall.
Based on the work by Dr. Kutcher and a group of health partners, the curriculum provides a complete set of educational tools to increase understanding of mental health and mental illnesses among teachers, educators, students and primary health care providers. To support the mental health curriculum, Ontario Shores will also profile the awareness campaign and promote a documentary that will be released in 2012. The trailer for the documentary will make its debut at the event.
|| February 29, 2012
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
|| St. Lawrence Hall
157 King Street East, Toronto
About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader in mental health care, providing a spectrum of specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system.
For further information:
Community Relations Officer
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 6574