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October 19, 2012

WHITBY -- Norma Gunn has been the victim of 16 assaults at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. An award-winning nurse, she is now struggling to recover from the last, which has left her with both physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

May 2, 2012

Members of OPSEU Local 439, Brockville Mental Health Centre of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, have received a significant award from Arbitrator Brian Keller. Local 439 is made up of two bargaining units, hospital professionals and hospital support.

August 3, 2011

A decision by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to delay divestment of the Psychiatric Patient Advocacy Office (PPAO) to the Canadian Mental Health Association pending consultations with key stakeholders is an overdue but welcomed step in the right direction.

July 20, 2011

(TORONTO) – There must be a judicial review before the Ontario government moves ahead with its controversial plan to have the Canadian Mental Health Association take over operation of the independent Psychiatric Patients Advocacy Office (PPAO), the president of the Ontario Public Service Employee

March 29, 2011

(SARNIA) – Despite assurances by the Canadian Mental Health Association that costs will be trimmed and wait times reduced as a result of local mergers, the evidence shows that the ranks of management are growing along with wait times.

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Support Mental Health Week May 2-8

OPSEU is encouraging all of its members to mark Mental Health Week on their calendars. This is an important week for all Canadians, not just those suffering mental health issues.  It is also an opportunity to educate ourselves about how our mental health impacts our overall health.  more...