Improving primary health care by reducing stigma

Stigma is a major source of harm for individuals with mental health and substance use issues. It can lead them to avoid seeking help and using services. Health care providers, like the general public, are not immune to attitudes and behaviours that stigmatize these individuals.

The Office of Transformative Global Health at CAMH partnered with three Toronto-based Community Health Centres (CHC): Unison Health & Community Services, Central Toronto Community Health Centre, and South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

In 2010 they implemented an anti-stigma/antidiscrimination project to reduce stigma and discrimination by primary health care providers toward people with mental health and substance use issues.

Join a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.

In this webinar, the project team from the Office of Transformative Global Health at CAMH will:

  • provide an overview of the anti-stigma initiative;
  • discuss key findings.

Register here! For more information read the flyer.

The panelists

  • Akwatu Khenti, Principal Investigator, Office of Transformative Global Health, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH
  • Jaime Sapag, Project Scientist, Office of Transformative Global Health, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH
  • Sireesha Bobbili, Special Advisor/Project Coordinator, Office of Transformative Global Health, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, CAMH.

Please note that the session will be held in English. It will also be recorded and posted on www.eenet.ca.

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