On Air With Chai

Chai Lifeline Canada

Chai Lifeline Canada is a non-profit organization that provides support to children and families who are facing life-threatening and chronic illness. When a child is born with or develops a serious illness, every member of the family and every aspect of every day is impacted. While medical teams at the hospital are focused on the immediate health of an ill baby, child or teenager, Chai Lifeline Canada's team is dedicated to the wellbeing of the patient, their siblings, and their parents. All of Chai Lifeline Canada's 25 year-round programs and services - from a dedicated Case Manager to the read less
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Episodes

Episode # 21: On Air with Chai Ft. Dr. Louis Gallagher - Dr. Louise Gallagher – Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative - Mental Health and our youth
Sep 18 2023
Episode # 21: On Air with Chai Ft. Dr. Louis Gallagher - Dr. Louise Gallagher – Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative - Mental Health and our youth
TRIGGER WARNING! Prepare for a thought-provoking episode of "On Air with Chai," where we delve into the critical topic of mental health. Please note that some discussions within this episode may touch upon sensitive subjects. Mental health has garnered significant attention, especially since the onset of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns. We aim to explore the contributing factors to mental health challenges, effective strategies for managing them, and the support available for those in need. Our enlightening conversation with Dr. Louise Gallagher sheds light on a groundbreaking initiative at SickKids, where every child entering the hospital undergoes mental health screening. Moreover, we delve into the training provided to hospital staff, equipping them with the necessary skills to address mental health concerns in children. Dr. Gallagher also shares valuable insights on collaborative efforts she is involved in through the Youth Mental Health Collaborative. Join us on "On Air with Chai" as we navigate this vital conversation surrounding mental health. Your understanding and support are crucial in raising awareness and promoting well-being. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review to support this impactful podcast. If you need help or you know someone that needs help, it is not a weakness to reach out. Distress lines listed on the CAMH site: When in need of someone to talk to. Operated by various agencies. Open 24 hours a day (unless otherwise indicated): Talk Suicide: 1 833 456-4566 or text 45645Toronto Distress Centres: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELPGerstein Centre: 416 929-5200Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residentsTTY: 905 278-4890; Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, PortugueseAssaulted Women's Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868; Languages: English and FrenchCommunity Crisis Line Scarborough and Rouge Hospital: 416 495-2891 for 24/7 telephone crisis support. Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Avenue, east to Port Union Road, and west to Victoria ParkDurham Crisis and Mental Health Line: 905 666-0483Distress Centre Halton: For Residents of the Halton Region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville). Oakville: 905-849-4541; Burlington: 905-681-1488; Milton/Halton Hills: 905-877-1211  _________________________________ CREDITS Produced By: Bryan Strasberg Edited By: Bryan Strasberg Hosted By: Rabbi Mordechai Rothman Hosted By: Bryan Strasberg Guests Booked By: Orly Davis and Bryan Strasberg Artwork by: Candace Alper
Episode # 19: On Air with Chai - Connecting Through Play ft Yossi Turpin RP
Aug 21 2023
Episode # 19: On Air with Chai - Connecting Through Play ft Yossi Turpin RP
Discover the profound impact of play therapy on children's emotional well-being in a captivating episode of "On Air with Chai." Join us as we delve into the invaluable insights shared by Yossi Turpin, a skilled Play Therapist from Chai Lifeline Canada. Understand the significance of connecting with children on their level and creating a safe space where they can freely express themselves. When faced with challenges such as difficulty in school, making friends, or navigating tough times at home, children may struggle to open up and share their experiences. However, through the power of play, they find a natural outlet for self-expression. Yossi Turpin's expertise in play therapy allows him to discern subtle clues and uncover hidden emotions that may go unnoticed in traditional psychotherapy. By observing how a child interacts with toys, a wealth of insights can be gained into their inner world. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone seeking to understand the transformative potential of play therapy. Tune in to "On Air with Chai" and gain a deeper understanding of how play can unlock profound healing and growth for children. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review to support this invaluable podcast. _________________________________ CREDITS Produced By: Bryan Strasberg Edited By: Bryan Strasberg Hosted By: Rabbi Mordechai Rothman Hosted By: Bryan Strasberg Guests Booked By: Orly Davis and Bryan Strasberg Artwork by: Candace Alper
Episode # 17: Dr. James Whitlock Head, Division of Haematology/Oncology	- Fighting Cancer Toghether
Jul 24 2023
Episode # 17: Dr. James Whitlock Head, Division of Haematology/Oncology - Fighting Cancer Toghether
Join us on a thought-provoking episode of "On Air with Chai" as we delve into the world of pediatric cancer. In this enlightening conversation with Dr. James Whitlock from SickKids Toronto, we explore the current landscape of cancer treatment for children and discover groundbreaking research that is revolutionizing pediatric oncology. Dr. Whitlock's enthusiasm is infectious as he shares exciting insights about a consortium dedicated to advancing cancer treatment. Prepare to be inspired as we learn about their recent achievement—a remarkable $23 million grant to support their research endeavors. This consortium brings together esteemed doctors and organizations, pooling their expertise to drive significant advancements in the field. Don't miss this opportunity to stay informed about the latest developments in pediatric cancer treatment. Tune in to "On Air with Chai" and be part of the conversation. Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review to support this enlightening podcast. For more information on the consortium you can find it here: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/news/archive/2023/canadian-pediatric-cancer-consortium-launches-to-advance-research-in-paediatric-cancer-care/ _________________________________ CREDITS Produced By: Bryan Strasberg Edited By: Bryan Strasberg Hosted By: Rabbi Mordechai Rothman Hosted By: Bryan Strasberg Guests Booked By: Orly Davis and Bryan Strasberg Artwork by: Candace Alper