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the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), we have heard that the term ‘consumer’ and its definition are disliked, outdated and not broad or inclusive enough.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.