Local events and activities planned in hundreds of CMHA community locations across Canada
Toronto, May 6, 2013 – With all the stress and challenges of life today, it’s important to pause and reflect on our mental health and well-being. That’s what Canadians are being encouraged to do as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launches its 62nd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) today. CMHA locations coast to coast started MHW by greeting morning commuters with mental health tips and facts, handing out mental health information at local malls and coffee shops, hosting free yoga classes and holding mental health walks in various communities.
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.
CMHA to play an important role in helping workplaces implement new Standard
Toronto, January 16, 2013 – Today, Canada takes an important step for mental health as the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Bureau de Normalisation du Quebec (BNQ) release the country’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. CMHA applauds the release of the Standard, which defines and sets a higher standard for workplace mental health.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), in Proud Partnership with the AIR MILES Reward Program and Healthy Minds Canada (HMC), Launches New Highly-Interactive Website Designed to Help Canadians Improve Their Mental Fitness.
Today, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in proud partnership with the AIR MILES Reward Program and Healthy Minds Canada (HMC), launched a new website called, ‘My New Head’ (mynewhead.com), which focuses on helping Canadians of all ages improve their mental fitness. But, the benefits don’t end there, as a bonus for signing up, participants will receive 20 AIR MILES reward miles. “There can be ‘no health without mental health’ and there is no greater investment than the investment one can make in sustaining and building mental health throughout one’s life,” says Peter Coleridge, National CEO, CMHA. “We are truly excited to launch this new and innovative mental health website designed to help Canadians learn about and improve their mental fitness. We encourage all Canadians to visit the website, work their way through the various tasks and challenges, and earn 20 AIR MILES reward miles while doing so.”
All Aboard: Our Collective Journey to a Stronger CMHA
Regina – On Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2012 delegates from across Canada will attend CMHA’s National Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, to discuss and provide input on CMHA’s new strategic plan. The new plan, Strengthening Our Collective Impact: A Strategic Plan for CMHA, marks the beginning of a new era for the organization.
This exciting release marks the beginning of a new era for CMHA
Toronto, October 4, 2012 – After 10 months of extensive consultation with hundreds of CMHA locations across the country and with key mental health partners, CMHA is sharing its vision for the future and telling its compelling story of upcoming transformation.
CMHA’s new strategic plan is a road map for advancing its vision: mentally healthy people in a healthy society. It sets out CMHA’s goals for the next five years and outlines concrete strategies for achieving them.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the leading cause of injury related fatality in Canada. In 2009 alone, there were about 100,000 years of potential life lost to Canadians under the age of 75 as a result of suicides, and it is estimated that well over 3,000,000 Canadians have been touched by suicide in some way. Among those aged 15 to 34, suicide was the second leading cause of death.
New strategy provides broad vision but will require a truly coordinated, adequately funded implementation plan to result in real improvements for Canadians
Ottawa — The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) applauds the Mental Health Commission of Canada for spearheading the development of Canada’s first-ever mental health strategy.
The strategy release is timely given this week is CMHA’s Mental Health Week, which focuses on the theme, “Mental Health for All.”
Ottawa — This week, Liberal leader Bob Rae will introduce an opposition motion calling upon the federal government to establish and fund a National Suicide Prevention Strategy. This motion provides further evidence that suicide prevention is a non partisan issue and is being recognized as a national public health priority across party lines.