Concurrent Sessions T1-T4

Thursday June 16

10:45am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

T1: AM
Title: “Front Line Crisis Workers Wellness Roundtable #1”
Format: Facilitated Round table
Facilitator: Glenn Pothier

We have set the table for change in our opening plenary and now we are looking for the voices of our front line workers across the province. This facilitated roundtable discussion is a chance for Ontario’s front line workers to hear what is working well and what challenges they face from their peers across Ontario.

Leaning Objectives:

  1. Provide a table for greater understanding of successes and challenges across that crisis workers experience.
  2. Connecting crisis workers with their peers to experience peer support post conference.
  3. Contributing to a Memorandum of Understating between community and the Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario that will be endorsed and promoted by the Crisis Workers Society of Ontario.

T2: AM
Title: CritiCall Ontario:  Provincial Inpatient Mental Health & Addiction Bed Registry Project
Format: Presentation
Presenter: Patricia Syms Sutherland, MHSc, CHE, FACHE – Client Relations Manager, Mental Health Project Manager, CritiCall Ontario

The Bed Registry Project is comprised of two Mental Health & Addiction Resource Boards. Housed within CritiCall Ontario’s existing Provincial Hospital Resource System (PHRS), the Adult and the Child & Adolescent Resource Boards provide up to date information about the number of available inpatient Mental Health & Addiction beds in Ontario hospitals, and MHA inpatient bed capacity information which is based on the number of individuals waiting for inpatient beds. 

 The Adult Resource Board was launched in December 2015 and the Child & Youth Resource Board on March 30, 2016.  For the first time, the MOHLTC, LHINS and hospitals will have access to current data around the availability of Mental Health & Addiction beds to improve access, patient flow and outcomes by identifying bed availability; enhance inter-hospital communication and collaboration through a shared communication tool with standard definitions of bed types and common indicators; monitor and evaluate inpatient Mental Health & Addiction bed utilization across Ontario; assist with capacity planning and understanding the pressures on Mental Health & Addiction beds.

A Mental Health Bed Search Pathway has also been developed.  The Pathway will guide staff in using the Resource Board to find an appropriate mental health & addiction bed that best meets the needs of the patient while trying to keep the patient as close to home as possible.

 Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand CritiCall Ontario Provincial Hospital Resource System & the Mental Health & Addiction Resource Board
  2. Understand the benefits of having access to these system
  3. Determine if there is opportunity for Crisis Workers to have access to PHRS

T3: AM
Title: Using Technology in Crisis Work
Format: Presentation/Discussion
Facilitator: Stephen McCammon, Legal Council, Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario

This session participant will receive an update from the Privacy Commission around using technology in crisis work

T4: AM
Title: MCRRT Teams and Impact of Service Delivery
Format: Presentation
Facilitators: Terry McGurk, LHIN 4 Lead For Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Teams – St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton
Monty Dinally, Mental Health Worker (MCRRT)Crisis Outreach and Support Team: MCRRT (Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team)

The inception of the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team in Hamilton has proven to be a great success.   This of course is due to the profoundly sound relationship between St. Josephs Healthcare and the Hamilton Police Service.  Our goal then is to look at this very effective model of service delivery as the first of its kind and how it is being replicated across LHIN 4 and LHIN 6.   We will attempt to share some of our experiences secondary to the expectations of the unit. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain a better understanding of what works in a MCRRT
  2. Participants will gain an better understanding of the relationship between mental health and police.
  3. To explore if a MCRRT Unit would work in your Region.