This project has hosted webinars since 2012 to promote learning, information sharing and to stimulate conversation on topics that we hope are relevant to your practice. Many of the archived webinars are part of the former project, the Refugee Mental Health Project. Since September 2017, webinars have encompassed the expanded scope of newly-arrived immigrants and/or refugees.
Our webinars are one-hour sessions that include a 30-minute presentation by professionals in the settlement, social or health services sectors followed by a 30-minute question and answer session where we encourage you to ask questions, pose scenarios and to generally discuss your practice with these experts in the field.
A Safe Space to Talk: 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline
With Emily Johnstone, MBA
Manager of Service Operations, 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline
March 05, 2024. 1:30 - 2:30 EST
9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline is a national helpline for anyone in Canada who is thinking about suicide, or who is worried about someone they know. Help is available by phone and by text, in English and French, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 9-8-8 calls and texts are answered by trained responders at a network of local, provincial, territorial, and national crisis lines and helplines across the country. 9-8-8 is led and coordinated by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and funded by the Government of Canada.
This webinar will provide an overview of 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline and conclude with a question and answer session.
The mental health of Black immigrants and refugees and strategies for supporting these clients
With Donna Alexander, MSW, RSW
Social Worker (specialization in addiction and mental health), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Black population in Canada is growing mostly due to migration from Africa and the Caribbean. The largest increase is 349,000 persons during 2016-2021. While the post migration period can be challenging for immigrants and refugees, Black newcomers encounter additional barriers associated with the social determinants of health. This in turn influences their mental health. Since the goals of health equity is to ensure all peoples of Canada reach their fullest health potential, this webinar will offer strategies that providers can use to improve the quality of services and mental health outcomes for newcomers of African descent.
Note that webinar recordings contain the presentation of the topic only; the question and answer session is not recorded.
Specific populations and issues
These webinars highlight strategies for supporting particular immigrant and refugee groups, or highlight specific issues in supporting immigrant and refugee mental health.
Support and treatment considerations
These webinars will focus on specific considerations for providing effective treatment to recent immigrants and refugees.
Successful or promising practices
These webinars outline innovative and unique approaches/programs for supporting the mental health of newly-arrived immigrants and refugees.