Open Dialogue on Vulnerability — The Mental Health Act: Challenges and Opportunities in the Provision of Care to Vulnerable Torontonians

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Open Dialogue on Vulnerability in Toronto Series

The Mental Health Act: Challenges and Opportunities

The Specialized Program for Interdivisional Enhanced Response to Vulnerability Program is working with City Divisions and Partnership Agencies to develop "The Open Dialogue on Vulnerability in Toronto" series. It aims to increase awareness about situations impacting vulnerable Torontonians, programs and services, build networks, and create opportunities for operational and systemic level innovation.

in the Provision of Care to Vulnerable Torontonians

This FREE! session aims to increase knowledge about the Mental Health Act and its applications, and explore opportunities for service collaboration and innovation. It will include a facilitated discussion regarding the challenges faced in co-ordinating community and hospital care when dealing with complex or unresolved situations of risk – bring questions!

WHEN: Friday November 20, 2015, 09:00-12:30, FREE!

WHERE: North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers| 5100 Yonge Street. Toronto, ON

 8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome
9:10 Key Note Speaker: Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Medical Director, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health; CEO, Wellesley Institute
10:10 Key Note Speaker: Stay tuned! Keynote to be announced
11:00 Break
11:15 Panel Discussion:Rebecca Norlock, BSW, RSW, Discharge Planner Inpatient Psychiatry, St. Michael's Hospital

Karen Poole, Program Manager, Reconnect Mental Health Services

Joanne Walsh, Clinical Leader Manager STEPS (Starting Treatment Early for Psychosis Service) & FOCUS, St. Michael's Hospital

Mobile Crisis Intervention Team, Toronto Police Service

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