MentalHealthCamp Toronto — an unconference about Mental Health

Join us May 28, 2010, at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

OPEN CONVERSATIONS / MENTAL HEALTH 2.0

MentalHealthCamp Toronto (MHCTO) is a facilitated, participant-driven, web 2.0-enabled conference centered around mental health. MHCTO builds on the experience of the international HealthCamp movement and the first MentalHealthCamp held in Vancouver in 2009.

Mental health concerns everyone. So if you’re a mental health professional, someone with lived experience of mental health problems, a family member or friend of a person with mental health problems, or have a passion or an interest in the topic, then MentalHealthCamp is for you! MHCTO also welcomes technophiles, change architects and all sorts of social media types.

We live in a society with access to the newest technologies, open access to information and the possibility to connect through social media and online communities. Our goal for MentalHealthCamp is to ignite conversations around how can we use these technologies to promote better mental health and help improve the lives of people with mental health problems.

At MHCTO, we will take an unconference approach where the agenda is based on attendees’ interests. If you are:

• Fascinated by how blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks can impact people’s mental health,
• Concerned about privacy in the e-health era, or
• Intrigued by how we can start early with youth to reduce stigma using tools they are comfortable with

You will have the chance to jot down these or any other conversation topic on an agenda and lead or co-lead a session! Or find a topic that interests you and engage in the discussion.

All your questions are valid. Please come prepared to dialogue about the future of mental health 2.0.

The age of digitization and technology enabled living is here and has catalyzed a new paradigm of participation. Please bring your ideas, questions and open minds as we work on solutions that are possible today and that we are dreaming about for tomorrow.