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Personal Health Practices & Coping Skills

The Royal Launches HealthyMinds, an App for Students


HealthyMinds is designed to help students in college or university keep their mind healthy while navigating the stresses that come with balancing school deadlines and assignments, part-time jobs, extracurricular activities, peer relationships, family responsibilities and social demands. After all, students face some of the most intense pressures at this point in their life.

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network


London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Exploring Contributions of Individual and Neighbourhood Characteristics to Health and Lifestyles in Hamilton, Ontario


I Introduction

II Research Steps

III Results

IV Lessons learned

V The Way Forward

VI References

-- Susan Keller-Olaman, PhD, McMaster Institute of Environment and Health, McMaster University, Ontario

This article is part of a series inspired by CPHA's 2003 conference. For more information, read our introduction to the series in the OHPE News and Summary section of OHPE 344.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=344).

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in our submission guidelines (

Is working getting more stressful?


I Is working getting more stressful?

II What is stress?

III Can stress affect our health?

IV Overcoming stress

V Conclusion

VI References

-- by Christiane Fontaine, health promotion consultant, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse,

This week, were are delighted to present a feature article on work stress. This is a translation of a an article by Christiane Fontaine, editor of our affiliated e-bulletin, Le Bloc-Notes (, and it was originally published in July 2002 as "Travailleur serait-il de plus en plus stressant?" We look forward to more such exchanges between Le Bloc-Notes and OHPE.

We think that the topic of work stress is very appropriate for health promotion practitioners. Both in the front-lines and as knowledge workers, we are confronted with stressful situations, co-workers and clients under stress, and organizations struggling to meet competing demands. As employers and employees, advisors and practitioners, we need to be as informed and prepared as possible to respond to stress constructively.

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).

Ana & Mia: The Online World of Anorexia and Bulimia


I Introduction

II Background

III What is on a pro-anorexia website?

IV Why do these websites exist?

V What are the risks?

VI Dissension and roversy

VII Next Steps

by Karin Davis, Program Coordinator of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre,

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 3 to 9, 2002.



A. Introduction / Overview

B. How is obesity defined?

C. What causes obesity?

D. Why is obesity such a health risk? The link to chronic disease -

E. What can be done to prevent obesity?

F. What can be done to treat obesity?

G. A Call to Action for Communities

H. Sample Initiatives

I. Print References

by Nancy Dubois, ( with the assistance of Erica Di Ruggiero.

Shiftwork Like Clockwork: French Version


Sudbury & District Health Unit

 The Sudbury & District Health Unit and the Porcupine Health Unit are pleased to announce the availability of our Shiftwork Like Clockwork Facilitator's Training Guide, French version. This program is set up to enable you to facilitate your own Shiftwork Like Clockwork Workplace Wellness Program.


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