We are pleased to announce the pilot of a new, free, two-day workshop “Openings: Mental Health and Harm Reduction” that has been designed and lead by community partners, with the support of Toronto Public Health facilitators.


When: November 4 & 5, 2015

Where: 519 Community Centre Ballroom from 9:30 – 4:30 pm  at 519 Church Street in Toronto.


To register contact: Toronto Health Connection email: publichealth@toronto.ca

For questions, please call: 416-338-7600

Please let us know at registration if you have a need for special accommodation.


“Openings” focuses on the intersections of community mental health and substance use and is framed around the ways in which the harm reduction and recovery approaches support one another to enrich service provision.


This workshop features over 10 excellent community speakers, including the SHRC. Somo of the topics will be:

  • understanding the harm reduction and recovery framework;
  • rapport building with motivational interviewing;
  • supports for running peer groups;
  • promoting connection through restorative justice;
  • street and prescription drug interactions;
  • and working from a harm reduction framework with folks with acquired brain injuries, ADHD and mood disorders.


As well, workshop participants will enjoy drumming with “Rhythmic By Nature”.


Please see the flyer attached.


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