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July 16, 2015 CMHA Brochures; get informed about mental health, mental illness and addiction

Are you looking for mental health tips or interested in more information about a specific mental health issue? CMHA’s Brochures can help you learn more about mental health, mental illness and addiction.

June 26, 2015 Canadian Mental Health Association Raises $1.1 Million for Mental Health at Ride Don’t Hide

More than 6,000 riders of all ages took part in Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health on Father’s Day

ridedonthide(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.

June 19, 2015 Canadian indie rock band Current Swell debuts new video “Bad News” in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association

[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.

June 12, 2015 CMHA thanks its corporate sponsors

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.

June 4, 2015 CMHA welcomes new Ontario legislation on police record checks

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.

June 4, 2015 Release of Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Report

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.

June 3, 2015 CMHA announces results of Nanos Research survey on mental health funding

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.

May 29, 2015 CMHA receives award from telecommunications industry

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.

May 20, 2015 CMHA thanks CEDA for its generous support during Mental Health Week

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.

May 20, 2015 RCMP Gets Personal with Mental Health

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.

Featured Events

Physical Disabilities & Mental Illness Lunch and Learn

August 5, 2015

Join Healthy Minds Canada at their second Lunch & Learn on August 5 at 1 p.m. at Telus House (25 York Street in Downtown Toronto) to raise awareness of mental health challenges, shed light on available resources, and offer strategies for incorporating mental wellness into everyday life. For more information visit their website.

Canadian Mental Health Association Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training

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 sgundu@cmha.ca for more information.