The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for […]Continue readingCMHA LK Staff Support Orange Shirt Day
Thank you to all the 2019 riders, donors, volunteers and sponsors who supported Ride Don’t Hide to bring mental health into the open. Together we have raised over $55,000! Ride Don’t Hide raises awareness and funds that will make a significant impact in our community. The funds raised support vital services and programs such as […]Continue readingConnected We Are Stronger!
A new, free resource is now available to help Ontario businesses looking for ways to address mental health in the workplace. Mental Health Works – a national social enterprise led by Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division – has launched Mental Health in the Workplace: An Accommodation Guide for Managers and Staff to help employers […]Continue readingNew, free guide to help Ontario businesses address mental health in the workplace
We are pleased to present an interactive virtual timeline featuring key milestones from CMHA’s 100-year history. Scroll through and click the headings for an expanded description of events that shaped CMHA, and made it the truly national, community mental health association that it is today. [Learn about our history]Continue readingCurious about the history of CMHA and how it all started?
Accreditation is an internationally recognized evaluation system that the Canadian Mental Health Association uses to make sure we continue to meet evolving care standards and provide the highest level of quality care possible. Being accredited means that we have been assessed by the third party organization, Accreditation Canada, and have proven ourselves to […]Continue readingPassion for Quality: CMHA Lambton Kent Accredited with Exemplary Standing
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) are joining forces to call on political parties to commit to urgently-needed investments in mental health and addictions care. To help influence the June 7, 2018 provincial election, AMHO has released WhereChangeHappens, an action plan that calls for new investments in […]Continue readingChampions Call for Increased Funding for Mental Health and Addictions Care
Opioid overdoses and life-saving naloxone are frightening and serious subjects. But a new easy-to-understand resource can help organizations and the average person identify the signs of an opioid-overdose and how to deliver potentially life-saving naloxone. Reducing Harms: Recognizing and Responding to Opioid Overdoses in Your Organization is particularly useful for community groups who work with […]Continue readingNew Toolkit Helps in The Fight Against Opioid Overdoses
July 24 is International Self-Care Day, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness. Established in 2011 by the International Self-Care Foundation (ISCF), Self-Care Day aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness. Self-care […]Continue readingToday is International Self-Care Day!
“(This event) inspires courage and strength in the face of adversity and the message is one of personal achievement, rather than limitations of an illness.” Russell Luyt Read more about Russell’s experience and involvement in Ride Don’t Hide here: rdh-is-important-to-russellContinue readingCMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide Is Important To Me
Check out the How to Use Be Safe and print your own Personal Safety Plan in the Be Safe Pocket Guide – Chatham Kent or Be Safe Pocket Guide – Sarnia Lambton. View our training webinar on using the app in your practice. Be Safe was created by a dedicated team of youth, mindyourmind, the Centre for Addiction and Mental […]Continue readingBe Safe: Get The App Today!