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Provincial Government Moves Forward on 10-Year Homelessness Plan

October 29, 2015 Finding Solutions to End Homelessness The Provincial Government is developing a 10-year strategy to end homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador, with several initiatives already underway. Work on the strategy is being informed by recommendations contained in an independent consultant’s report entitled A Roadmap for Ending Homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador, prepared by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2015261 Views

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All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Presents Progress Report and Next Steps

October 26, 2015 Strengthening Mental Health and Addictions Services The Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services and Chair of the All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions, was joined today by Andrew Parsons, Opposition Critic for the Department of Health and Community Services and MHA for the District of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2015263 Views

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada

As part of a mental health series produced by the National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), authors Sherry Bellamy and Cindy Hardy explore post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The first paper entitled, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Aboriginal People in Canada: Review of Risk Factors, the Current State […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2015267 Views

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Task force to evaluate the role of community support orders

30 September 2015 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is creating a task force to evaluate the role of community support orders. “This is the first step towards fulfilling our commitment to use community support orders to help those suffering from mental illness,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “A task force will ensure a more […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2015173 Views

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AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories

AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories September 15 2015 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to invite researchers, policy makers, mental health and addictions front-line workers, mental wellness organisations, and others with an interest in mental wellness to submit articles and papers for our upcoming Mental Wellness Bulletin. Share your expertise, experience […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015239 Views

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Provincial Government Marks Sexual Violence Awareness Week

September 14, 2015 Supporting Safe and Healthy Communities The Provincial Government is proclaiming September 14-18 as Sexual Violence Awareness Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, as a way to draw attention to the issue of sexual violence, and encourage people to learn more about its impacts. This year’s theme is Building CommUNITY, which recognizes the urgent […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015300 Views

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week Recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador

Supporting Strong and Healthy Communities Reaching out and saving lives is the theme of this year’s Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week, and the Provincial Government is joining with its community partners in raising awareness of suicide prevention and support. Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week extends from September 7 to 14. “Suicide and suicidal thoughts deeply […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2015389 Views

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Save the Children and Carter’s / OshKosh Launch Partnership to support Indigenous Canadian Mothers and Children

TORONTO, CANADA, September 01, 2015 – With the launch of a new partnership with Save the Children and Carter’s I OshKosh, the largest branded marketer in Canada of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, Canadians have a chance to help better the lives of young mothers and children in Indigenous communities across the country. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015300 Views

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World Hepatitis Summit harnesses global momentum to eliminate viral hepatitis

2 September 2015 ¦ GLASGOW – Participants at the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit will urge countries to develop national programmes that can ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a problem of public health concern. “We know how to prevent viral hepatitis, we have a safe and effective vaccine for hepatitis B, and we now have medicines […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015141 Views

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AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review

AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review AFN-FNIHB Joint Review of NIHB The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) have undertaken a Joint Review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program with the following objectives: Enhance client access to benefits; Identify and address gaps in benefits; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015377 Views

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