Parents for Children’s Mental Health and the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention are presenting a two-day joint conference and Gala April 15th, 2011 and April 16th, 2011.
Friday Conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario, Engineering Department with the Friday evening Gala and Saturday Conference taking place at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, 551 Windermere Road. A shuttle will be provided on Friday from the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre to the University of Western Ontario.
Elizabeth Manley, often referred to as “Canada’s Sweetheart” will be the keynote guest at the Friday Evening Gala. Elizabeth Manley speaks openly about her battles with depression and why she believes everyone needs to know about mental illness, and should start talking about it. Elizabeth’s personal story and motivating message is bringing awareness to Mental Illness and shining a light on the illness as bright as the light she shines herself.
Often times the mental health system is fragmented and lacks integration and collaboration. Both Parents for Children’s Mental Health and the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention recognize this and come together to bring participants a unique conference experience bringing audiences together to build partnerships, collaboration and working together to strengthen our system.
PCMH and OASP offer vital services and supports to those who are directly affected by mental illness and suicide. The funds generated from this conference will allow the costs of these services to be supplemented. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.together-strong.ca/
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
– those suffering from mental illnesses
– family members caring for loved ones with mental illness
– those who have survived the loss of a loved one due to suicide
– teachers/educational professionals
– mental health services providers
– general public seeking information and awareness about mental illness