President's Message
March 28 2020

I hope everyone is safe and well as we end another week in uncharted territory. 

As the numbers of infected continue to grow, it would seem certain we are in this for the long haul and I want to say how grateful I am for your continued input and support. For those who have taken to social media with positive and helpful messages, thank you as well. 

Many of you have asked about our role and what we can do?

First and foremost, our role is to keep safe so we are in a position to support others. Whether we reach out to each other, our families, clients or membership, we must do whatever it takes to support and reassure. 

Much of our own work has been temporarily put on hold as we try to gather and gain comfort in offering therapy in a new way. 

Over the next week, OAMHP will be focused on collecting resources, addressing your questions and concerns and reaching out to government. We are helpers by nature and as a group, a strong resource ourselves. We want to assist yet we still have to work out how best to do so.

As an association, we will continue to offer you information and support wherever we can. We ask only that you continue to let us know your needs and send us any thoughts you have on how you or we as a group might be able to support our community. Please remember, there are no bad ideas here. We truly are operating within a new reality. 

As most of you are aware, we have and continue to publish Covid-19 information and updates on the website. Webinars have already taken place, with more scheduled to offer information around what is for many a strange new world, as we learn to go virtual. Check the Resources Page regularly as it is being updated daily.

If you have additional resources to share, let us know. Whether these are information based or lighthearted and uplifting messages, we need both. 

And of course, if you are able, then at 7:30pm step out on your porch or onto your balcony, lean out your window or open your door … sing, shout or just bang a pot as we all come together while apart to ‘make some noise’.

Keep safe, be healthy and stay in touch (virtually)!

Suzanne Dennison
President, OAMHP

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Suzanne Dennison
OAMHP President

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