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  • Managing Depression: A Self-help Skills Resource for Women Living With Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond

    Dan Bilsker,
    Randy Paterson

    This workbook is for women living with depression during pregnancy, after delivery and beyond; and their clinicians or service providers. It provides information about depression and healthy lifestyles behaviours, and skills for managing depression. Concerned partners, family members or friends may also find this resource helpful.
  • Innovation to Implementation: A Practical Guide to Knowledge Translation in Health Care

    Dan Bilsker,
    Lisa Petermann,
    Elliot M. Goldner

    The I2I is a how-to guide for driving change using knowledge translation (KT) activities. It is built around the concept of innovation: products, actions, services or relationships that have the potential to enhance health outcomes. The guide illustrates how to move from innovation to implementation in a thoughtful manner to achieve the desired outcomes of a project or initiative.
  • Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers

    Merv Gilbert, Dan Bilsker

    Mental health problems have a powerful and expanding impact in the workplace. To foster a pragmatic integrated approach to workplace mental health in Canada, the Workforce Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada commissioned CARMHA to create a resource to assist employers in this pursuit. for employers. The Action Guide consists of an overall framework encompassing a set of practical, evidence-informed and scalable actions that employers – small & large, public & private – can undertake in order to improve employees’ psychological health and safety.
  • A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada

    Elliot Goldner
    Emily Jenkins
    Jessica Palma,
    Dan Bilsker

    A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada is the first book to cover the full spectrum of mental health in Canada, from synapse to society. Written in an accessible style, it applies an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates insights from both the physical and social sciences to expand the way readers think about mental health.
  • Improving psychological health & safety in the workplace: Critical analysis and pragmatic options

    Dan Bilsker,
    Merv Gilbert

    This report is a critical analysis of currently available models for guiding efforts to improve psychological health and safety in the workplace. It is based on a review of the empirical and ‘grey’ literature on select international approaches to this topic. These models are described and reviewed in terms of generally accepted quality standard, the extent to which the models support an integrated approach to workplace mental health, and the extent to which they are relevant to the Canadian workplace context. On the basis of this review, a pragmatic approach to improving workplace psychological health and safety in Canada is presented. The proposed approach, the P6 Framework, is intended to facilitate an integrated response to workplace psychological health issues across the continuum of employment and between the key employer, regulatory, labour and mental health care stakeholders who may play a role in addressing and enhancing workplace psychological health and safety.
  • A Roadmap to Men's Health: Current Status, Research, Policy & Practice

    Dan Bilsker,
    Larry Goldenberg,
    Joyce Davison

    A Roadmap to Men’s Health was commissioned by the Men’s Health Initiative of BC to raise awareness of Men's Health among healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers and the public at large. The report explains the field of Men's Health, develops a framework for making sense of male health conditions and makes recommendations for improving service delivery and the knowledge base in this important area.
  • Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

    Robin Room, Benedikt Fischer, Wayne Hall, Simon Lenton and Peter Reuter

    Cannabis, marijuana, pot, ganja – it goes by many names – is by far the most widely used illegal substance, and accounts for more arrests than any other drug. Politicians the world over have tied themselves in knots trying to decide how to deal with it. Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate is unique in providing the materials needed for deciding on policy about cannabis, and will be of interest to a wide range of readers interested in drugs and drug policy.
  • Guarding Minds @ Work

    Joti Samra,
    Merv Gilbert,
    Dan Bilsker,
    Martin Shain

    Guarding Minds @ Work (GM@W) provides an evidence-based process that employers can easily and quickly implement to protect psychological safety and promote psychological health in their workplace.
  • Positive Coping with Health Conditions

    Dan Bilsker,
    Joti Samra,
    Elliot Goldner

    Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions. This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.
  • Beckley Foundation - Global Cannabis Commission Report

    Robin Room,
    Wayne Hall,
    Peter Reuter,
    Benedikt Fischer,
    Simon Lenton

    Cannabis is by far the most widely used illegal drug, (accounting for 166 million users out of a total of 200 million users of all illegal drugs), yet it is rarely mentioned in international drug policy discussions. Amanda Feilding convened a team of the world’s leading drug policy analysts to put this right by compiling a comprehensive overview of the subject. The Commission, in its Report, also identified possible routes forward, including depenalisation, decriminalization, and a regulated legal market. It also discussed how individual countries might reform cannabis policies to suit their particular needs. One suggestion is that countries should join together with similarly disposed nations to denounce the current international drugs conventions and instead draw up cannabis-specific conventions more suitable for their culture.