Throughout November 2016, we held a mind the heart Kiosk at Montfort hospital every Thursday. We discussed with members of the Public, visitors and staff about the different facts and statistics pertaining to mental health and heart disease and self- management strategies.
Dr PaulGreenman attended an interview with The Ottawa Heart Institute newspaper ‘The Beat ‘ and talk about the bidirectional link between mental health and heart disease
On November 3rd and 24th, at Montfort Hospital
Patients ( former participants of focus groups organised between June and September) were invited along with their partners to attend an information session about mental health in the context of heart disease, the importance of using health services as well as the importance of the support from family members. We also discussed with them about the preliminary results of the focus groups. The participants were then proclaimed ambassadors of the mind the Heart project and received a certificate. In total 30 people attended the two events.