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  1. 1. Centre for Addiction & Mental Health Presented by: Abygaile, Inda, Maya, Melissa & Samantha
  2. 2. History 1905 - CAMH was called “Hospital for the Insane, Toronto” 1919 - CAMH name was changed to “ Ontario Hospital, Toronto” 1950 - Doctors discovered that baths calmed their patients down therefore used “baths” as a treatment. May 11 2011- CAMH raised over $108 million dollars with the help of $10 million gift from Bell Canada. Source:
  3. 3. History of CAMH <ul><li>The Queen St Location opened on January 26,1850 . </li></ul><ul><li>CAMH Queen St location has also obtained an agreement with the Toronto Heritage Conservatory Strategy to govern repairs to the outside of the buildings as a historic site ( The walls) </li></ul><ul><li>First known as the Provincial Lunatic Asylum , which then turned into the Provincial Psychiatric Hospital in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>First govern by the Provincial Government then became a public hospital in 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>CAMH resulted from a 1997 report made by the HSRC *Health Service Restructing Committee) </li></ul><ul><li>CAMH officially was made in 1998, when 5 of the Mental Health organizations ( The forger Addiction Research Foundation, The Clarke institute of Psychiatry , The Queen St Mental healthcare, The Queen St Mental health care institute and the Donwood institute)merged together to create the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>Has become the largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Combines clinical care, research and education policy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Philosophy of Care “ Our focus at CAMH is on client-centered care. We recognize that everyone is different and that each client has individual social, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs. Wherever possible, the care provided incorporates the preferences, needs, aspirations and cultural beliefs of each individual into the treatment plan. CAMH supports diversity and strives to be sensitive to race, culture, ethnicity, gender, age, abilities, religion and sexual orientation. Clients, their families and significant others are all active partners throughout the care process.” Source:
  5. 5. Services CAMH is a community based organization to the wellbeing and recovery of its patients suffering from addictions and mental health disorders, the primary goal of CAMH is to rehabilitate patients so that they can become functioning members or society, CAMH does this is many ways. The community support and research unit (CSRU) created by CAMH to help with life after illness this is achieved in many ways, the CSRU help patients with issues such as housing, income, employment and/ or education issues. The program is committed to empowering people with mental health and /or substance use problems and encourages client participation in all aspects of their work. Source:
  6. 6. CAMH Queen St 1850’s
  7. 7. CAMH Queen St 2011 Source:
  8. 8. “ Your Dollars at Work” Source:
  9. 9. Sources <ul><li>History of CamH (information and old building picture) </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy of Care </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Your Dollars At Work </li></ul><ul><li>CamH Queen St. 2011 </li></ul>