The York University School of Nursing (SoN) in the Faculty of Health is engaged in a collaborative partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), focused on enhancing practice and education for both organizations.
As part of this partnership, nursing faculty and students attended a National Nursing Week event in the CAMH Community Mall on Wednesday, May 9. The theme of the event was “Mental Health is Health”.
The event included a presentation, comprised of posters from York University faculty and students as well as CAMH staff. Poster topics were focused on promoting best practices in mental health.
SoN faculty members who attended include Elsabeth Jensen, Laura Nicholson, Andria Phillips and Dora Antwi. Five undergraduate students also attended, including Janet Leung, Jennifer Kong, Maedeh Saadatfard, Hudson Wu, BSc., Randel Casem and one graduate student, Jennifer Arthur Anderson, RN, BScN.
The posters on display covered topics such as transitioning from hospital to community, a review of physical assessment, the educational activity of working with the Empowerment Council (co-authored by Executive Director-Jennifer Chambers), client support when planning on quitting smoking, use of a gardening program to support income insecure consumer survivors, and the health impact of childhood sexual abuse in adulthood.
The success of the event was noted by the many CAMH nurses, staff and clients who visited the posters and engaged in discussions with York faculty and students.