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More than 6,000 riders of all ages took part in Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health on Father’s Day
(Toronto, ON) This Father’s Day, more than 6,000 mental health supporters took part in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride, raising more than $1.1 million for mental health programs and services. All Ride Don’t Hide funds raised locally will go towards mental health programs within the local communities.
[Vancouver, BC] – Canadian indie rock band Current Swell is debuting its new video for “Bad News” today, in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride for mental health this Sunday, June 21st. Current Swell is supporting the Ride Don’t Hide movement to stop hiding and end the stigma around mental illness.
For decades CMHA has been educating the public about mental health and mental illness through its annual Mental Health Week – held the first week in May – and through its other nationwide mental health programs and services. In the last few years, CMHA has garnered support for developing meaningful mental health education and skill building initiatives, programs and services – particularly in the workplace and in the communities we live.
CMHA now asking all provincial governments and police forces to act
Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, introduced the Police Record Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) in the provincial legislature this week. The new legislation outlines what can be disclosed by police officers on police records and legislates procedures on requesting, conducting and disclosing police record check information.
An extraordinary opportunity to step forward toward change and mental health for all people in Canada says Canadian Mental Health Association
Vancouver, British Columbia – The Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division (CMHA BC) sees today’s historic release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report as an important step toward change, reconciliation, and mental health for all Canadians including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The Canadian Mental Health Association in BC stands and recognizes the courage of each of the 7,000 witnesses who testified during the Commission’s six-year mandate and the hard work of Justice Sinclair, Commissioner Wilson, and Commissioner Littlechild.
Canadians overwhelmingly support more funding for mental health, mental illness and addiction
Ottawa, ON, June 3, 2015 – On the heels of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) successful 64th annual Mental Health Week campaign – where Canadians were encouraged to take action to reduce discrimination and stigma and demand more and better access to mental health programs and services from their elected representatives – CMHA is releasing key results from a Nanos Research poll on mental health funding.
Peter Coleridge, National CEO, accepted on behalf of CMHA the Connected to the Community Award for CMHA’s participation in the Bell Blue Box mobile device recycling program. The award was presented at the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association’s Connected to the Community Awards on May 27, 2015 in Ottawa.
CMHA would like to thank CEDA for being one of its major sponsors during Mental Health Week. In addition to their support, CEDA has helped increase awareness and reduce the discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness by holding a fundraising event.
Assistant Commissioner Gilles Moreau Shares Own Mental Health Story
Ottawa, ON – The RCMP is speaking out about their commitment to mental health by joining forces with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and sharing the personal story of Assistant Commissioner Gilles Moreau, the RCMP’s mental health champion.
TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2015 – It’s the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 64th Annual Mental Health Week! And this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health!
June 8 and June 9, 2015
Join us in Toronto to be designated as a CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (PH&S Advisor). Duration: 2 Full days Cost: $1500 per participant.
The intention is that employers will see those with this certification as having the practical expertise to help with improving psychological health and safety or implementing the Standard in their workplaces.
After your training you should be able to:
- State and demonstrate your ability to adhere to the overarching principles of a CMHA Certified PH&S Advisor.
- Assess readiness for change.
- Prepare employers to proceed with a psychological health and safety assessment.
- Apply tools to assess and analyze psychological health and safety.
- Give and accept feedback in a constructive way.
- Present to employers – the business case, assessment processes, and implementation plan.
Contact Sarika Gundu, National Director, Workplace Mental Health Program at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.