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More than 6,000 Canadians in 28 cities cycle for Ride Don’t Hide on June 21
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is kicking off its national fundraiser, Ride Don’t Hide, with a call to all Canadians, including cyclists and mental health supporters, to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation. On June 21, 2015, thousands of Canadians in 28 communities across the country will take part in the fourth annual Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride to raise awareness about mental health and reduce the discrimination and stigma around mental illness.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been a champion for positive mental health since 1918 and has played an important role in improving people’s understanding of mental health and mental illness. CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 and it is now a popular week for a variety of mental health and addiction awareness and education campaigns, activities and events across the country.
Canadian Mental Health Association recognizes NAV CANADA for innovative workplace mental health program
Vancouver, British Columbia – The organization responsible for Canada’s civil air navigation has received an award for advancing mental health in its workplace through a pioneering peer support program.
On February 24, NAV Canada received the C.M. Hincks Award at CMHA’s annual Bottom Line Conference in Vancouver for fostering mental health in the workplace.
National conference opens a discussion on what needs to change to protect the psychological health of front line workers
The Mental Health Strategy for Canada and the 2007 Senate report Out of the Shadows at Last, make specific recommendations to all governments to increase funding for mental health and mental illness in Canada.
The content below is a Letter to the Editor from CMHA’s CEO, Peter Coleridge, submitted to the Globe & Mail in response to the Globe’s health columnist, Andre Picard’s article, “#BellLetsTalk is fine, but real action is needed too.”
It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day! CMHA thanks Bell for its continued commitment and efforts to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and change people’s behaviours and attitudes about mental health issues in communities across Canada.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released the first phase of Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada — the first-ever national-level set of indicators that identifies and reports on the mental health of Canadians.
On January 28, 2015, Canadians from coast to coast will be talking about mental health in support of Bell’s annual campaign Bell Let’s Talk Day.
Be a part of a major paradigm shift in mental health education at SIM-one’s 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition!
November 25, 2014 at the Better Workplace Conference Spotlight Session
Session Sponsored by:
Mary Ann Baynton has long been a pioneer in the field of workplace mental health and her sessions at previous Better Workplace Conferences have been the highlight for many participants.
June 26-27, 2014
Main Conference Site: Life Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia (Site for Posters/Exhibitors)
Interactive Video-conference Satellite Sites (Full Program)
University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George)
UBC Okanagan Campus (Kelowna)
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops)
Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria)
Register Now: http://bit.ly/PsychHealthyConfReg
Registration is now open!
Please join CAMH and CMHA Ontario, in partnership with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership, for a FREE presentation about InSHAPE, an evidence-informed intervention using physical activity to improve the health and longevity of people experiencing mental health illness.
Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health and Addictions
Visit our conference website for all the details!
Oct 16th, 2013 | Institutes
Oct 17th-18th | Conference
CMHA Ottawa is pleased to host the 2013 National CMHA Conference at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON
The Canadian Mental Health Association is proud to join Senator Romeo Dallaire by lending a helping hand to promote Canada’s first National Conference on Peer Support to be held in Halifax Nova Scotia from 30 April to 2 May 2014.
September 9, 10, & 11, 2013
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
2013 National Conference
Fort Garry Hotel & Conference Centre
Hosted by the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
Campaign aims to raise awareness and funds in support of workplace mental health
Partners for Mental Health (PFMH) and CMHA will officially launch the ‘Not Myself Today’ workplace mental health campaign across Canada on May 9th and it will run to June 6th.
This is primarily a fundraising campaign that will solicit funds and support for improving mental health in the workplace while bringing issues related to workplace mental health to the forefront. PFMH has designated CMHA workplace mental health programs and services and its annual Bottom Line Conference as the focus of this campaign.
The final day of the campaign, June 6th will be Not Myself Day @ Work. On this day, there will be a blitz of activity with special events in workplaces across Canada.
For more information and to support CMHA and workplace mental health, please visit the ‘Not Myself Today’ website.
The 2013 National Bottom Line Conference on Workplace Mental Health in Vancouver, February 27-28, is fast approaching.
The Bottom Line Conference (BLC) is an annual CMHA conference that addresses workplace mental health issues. With the release of Canada’s first-ever national workplace Standard, The National Standard of Canada – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – Prevention, promotion and guidance to staged implementation (The Standard) in January, this year’s conference, Celebrating a New Era in Workplace Mental Health: Putting National Standards into Practice, will focus on ways to implement the new standard, how to improve mental health in the workplace and how CMHA can help.
Grow a ‘stache’ and support male mental health initiatives in Canada
The beginning of November marks the start of Movember’s month-long fundraising campaign that challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. Movember Canada announced in September that it will be addressing mental health, in addition to prostate cancer, as part of its Movember 2012 campaign.