Links to sites of interest
Peer Positive offers practical ways of engaging peers as important partners in the design, delivery, and review of services.
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
The mission of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada is to improve the health of Aboriginal people, by supporting Aboriginal Nurses and by promoting the development and practice of Aboriginal Health Nursing.
In advancing this mission, the Association will engage in activities related to recruitment and retention, ember support, consultation, research and education.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
This association was founded in 1986. In the ensuing years, APNA has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA is the only PMH nursing organization whose membership is inclusive of all PMH registered nurses (RN) including associate degree (ADN), baccalaureate (BSN), and advanced practice (APN) comprised of clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and psychiatric nurse practitioners).
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses is the peak professional body for mental health nurses in Australia. Established as a Congress in 1975, it is the only organisation thatsoley represents mental health nurses in the country.
As a professional organisation representing mental health nurses, we are constantly striving to ensure that mental health nursing is on the agenda at Local, State and National levels. We strive to engage with members and key stakeholders to advance mental health nursing across the country.
Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health
The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is a non-profit organization comprised of health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness. Established in 1998, CAMIMH is a volunteer run organization that provides mental health education to the public. A fundamental objective of CAMIMH is to engage Canadians in a national conversation about mental illness. By starting this conversation, CAMIMH hopes to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and provide insight into the services and support available to those living with mental illness
Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions
CARMHA is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on research, knowledge translation and capacity building activities within the important health areas of mental health and addiction within a public health framework.
Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health
The mission of the CCSMH is to promote the mental health of seniors by connecting people, ideas and resources.
Mental illness is not a normal part of aging. All seniors have the right and deserve to receive services and care that promotes their mental health and responds to their mental illness needs.
Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative
Our Vision: A well-integrated public health system with health care providers from a variety of backgrounds working in partnership with consumers and their families, communities and one another, to enable consumers to access prevention, health promotion, treatment/ intervention and rehabilitation services from the most appropriate provider: when they need it, in a location that is accessible, and with the fewest obstacles.
Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) is a national organization that represents registered nurses who work with older adults in a wide variety of settings across Canada. Our mission is to address the health concerns of older Canadians and the nurses who participate with them in health care.
Canadian Nurses Association
CNA is the national professional voice of Registered Nurses, supporting them in their practice and advocating for healthy public policy and a quality, publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.
CrossCurrents: The Journal of Addiction and Mental Health
CrossCurrents: The Journal of Addiction and Mental Health informs and educates health care professionals about the latest developments in the addiction and mental health fields from a Canadian perspective. We focus on providing practical information that professionals can use to inform their work.
Durham College, Continuing Education Courses for Nursing
Durham College (Durham) is one of the leaders in student enrolment and course offerings within the OntarioLearn Consortium. Currently, Durham offers well over 600 courses to choose from on a monthly and/or semester based intake, with ongoing course and program development increasing options each semester.
Durham has offered distance education programs for over 10 years which makes the college a great place to complete a diploma, certificate, non-credit course, or professional accreditation. Durham offers a wide range of programs in areas including business, library technician, health, educational assistant, early childhood education and electronics, as well as introducing new partnerships including DMASc (Diploma in Military Art and Science) in partnership with the Royal Military College. Programs are constantly changed and updated to meet students' needs, the learning environment is interactive, and classes are taught by instructors with real world experience. Currently, over 2,000 students are taking online courses per semester.
Health Canada Council
The Health Council of Canada fosters accountability and transparency by assessing progress in improving the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of the health care system. Through insightful monitoring, public reporting and facilitating informed discussion, the Council shines a light on what helps or hinders health care renewal and the well-being of Canadians.
Here to Help
We are a group of seven leading provincial mental health and addictions nonprofit agencies that, since 2003, have been working together to help individuals and families better manage mental health and substance use problems.
Horatio: European Association for Psychiatric Nurses
Established in 2006, the aims of the Horatio European Association are twofold: to advocate for the interest of the members by providing input into the decision-making processes on issues relevant to psychiatric and mental health nursing in Europe and to promote the development of psychiatric and mental health nursing practice, education, management and research.
The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing
The aim of the Institute is to promote excellence in the provision of quality Mental Health Nursing and mental health service delivery, within the context of a multidisciplinary approach, both in Ireland and internationally.
Mental Health Nursing Interest Group of Ontario
As an interest group of The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) our purpose is to actively promote partnerships that work towards improving the mental health and well being of individuals, their families, and our communities. Also, MHNIG actively supports the initiatives of RNAO.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
The goal of the Mental Health Commission of Canada is to help bring into being an integrated mental health system that places people living with mental illness at its centre.
To this end, the Commission encourages cooperation and collaboration among governments, mental health service providers, employers, the scientific and research communities, as well as Canadians living with mental illness, their families and caregivers.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voice of consumers, family members and caregivers is heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness and other associated mood disorders.
Movement for Global Mental Health
The Movement for Global Mental Health aims to improve services for people with mental disorders worldwide. In so doing, two principles are fundamental: first, the action should be informed by the best available scientific evidence; and, second, it should be in accordance with principles of human rights. The Movement is a global network of individuals and institutions who support this mission.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Careers
Challenging environments, welcoming communities and expanded opportunities are waiting for you to pursue your passion for healthcare within the Government of the Northwest Territories. You will work alongside motivated health professionals, dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of the people they impact and serve.
NurseONE is a national, bilingual web-based health information service designed for the Canadian nursing community. The goal of NurseONE is to provide quick access to credible, up-to-date health care information to support nurses in Canada in delivering effective, evidence-based care, and to help them manage their careers and connect to colleagues, regardless of where or when they work.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada
PSR/RPS Canada is a national association of individuals and organizations committed to the provision and growth of psychosocial rehabilitation services to support the recovery of persons with serious mental health issues.
Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada
An incorporated body, the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada (RPNC) provides a unified provincial, national and international voice for Canadian Registered Psychiatric Nurses with a vision to provide quality mental health services for all Canadians.
Te Ao Maramatanga - New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses
Partnership, Voice, Excellence in Mental Health Nursing.
Suggested Research Sites
The Canadian Institute for Health Information
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential data and analysis on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians.
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, it provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 135 communities.
Health Canada Mental Health
This site is designed to provide convenient access to a range of online materials related to the promotion of mental health, the planning, delivery, cost and evaluation of mental health programs and services in Canada, and the mental health issues, problems and disorders encountered by Canadians.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was incorporated in 1985 by a group of professionals who saw the need to provide information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
World Federation for Mental Health
WFMH is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The Federation, through its members and contacts in more than 100 countries on six continents, has responded to international mental health crises through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field.
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.