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Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health & Addictions
Institutes: October 16th, 2013
Conference: October 17th and 18th
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre | 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON
Reducing stigma and raising funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association a key goal for pharmacy chain
Truro, May 13, 2013 – Medicine Shoppe Canada and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are marking the rollout of a unique in- pharmacy fundraising initiative. The announcement is a new collaboration for the two organizations that last year formalized a novel partnership designed to help Canadians maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness.
Help CMHA redefine the term ‘Consumer’. Complete the survey!
Throughout the years, and within and outside of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), we have heard that the term ‘consumer’ and its definition are disliked, outdated and not broad or inclusive enough.
Toronto – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, today recognized the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada by announcing support for initiatives to help Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families.
Local events and activities planned in hundreds of CMHA community locations across the country
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been a champion for 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 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. MHW today offers people practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness.
CMHA to receive proceeds from national Bell mobile phone recycling program
Ottawa, April 22, 2013 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is pleased to announce a new way for Canadians to promote mental health while helping the environment – by recycling mobile phones, batteries and accessories through the Bell Blue Box program.
Earlier this year, CMHA BC’s CEO, Bev Gutray and National Board Member and CMHA Division Board member, Frankie O’Neill (Newfoundland & Labrador) were presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for their outstanding contributions to mental health in their respective provinces.
And this year we’re doing things a little differently!
While CMHA’s tagline, Mental Health for All, will continue to be used as an important overarching theme during Mental Health Week (MHW), the focus for this year’s MHW is: youth mental health (defined as ages 15 to 24 (approx.) and, as such, includes both high school and university/college students). Included in this youth theme will be parents/ caregivers as they continue to play a key role in the lives of youth and provide critical support.
The following Board members were re-elected/elected as Executive Committee members for 2012-2013:
On a panel discussion regarding mental health in the workplace this morning on Canada AM, CMHA’s award-winning Mental Health Works program was mentioned as a resource for Canadian workplaces to effectively address the many issues related to mental health in the workplace. Click here to visit Mental Health Works website for more information.
Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health and Addictions
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
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.
After 10 months of extensive consultation with hundreds of CMHA locations across the country and with key mental health partners, CMHA is sharing, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, its vision for the future and telling its compelling story of upcoming transformation.
September 27-28, 2012
The Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC
Recovery Is Not Possible without Housing
The goal of this housing symposium is to launch a national community of practice as a mechanism to support further developments in relation to housing and supports for people living with a mental health problem or a mental illness. There are many excellent programs that focus on housing and related supports throughout Canada. These programs include a broad spectrum of housing with supportive approaches that make the link between housing, supportive structures and the contribution to recovery and wellness.
At this conference we will network, learn, share practices and discuss common challenges that hinder the development of our practice, as well as opportunities to further contribute to national advancements in housing and related supports for people living with a mental health problem or a mental illness in Canada.
For details and registration, visit www.psrrpscanada.ca.
February 27-28, 2013
Vancouver Convention Centre, BC
Celebrating a New Era in Workplace Mental Health: Putting National Standards into Practice
Bottom Line Conference 2013 is a national conference that addresses what you need to know about promoting psychologically safe and healthy workplaces. Across Canada, employers are increasingly expected to protect workers’ mental health. Soon, employers and labour will be able to make use of the new National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Attend Bottom Line 2013 to learn and discuss practical ways to implement the standard and meet legislative expectations.
Visit www.bottomlineconference.ca for details.
October 3, 2012
Holiday Inn & Suites, Windsor, ON
The 3rd annual Mental Health and the Workplace Conference: a one-day conference hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch. At the recently renovated Holiday Inn & Suites – Ambassador Bridge – 1855 Huron Church Road, Windsor ON
8am-9am Breakfast and registration
9am- 4:30pm Workshops
Keynote Lunch Speaker: Victoria Maxwell
Mental Health Speaker, Educator, Actor and Writer
Victoria will share her ‘lived’ experience with mental illness and recovery in a special luncheon show.