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January 29, 2015 CMHA WWD and Guelph Storm team up for mental health awareness

CMHA WWD Booth at Guelph Storm GameIt is well known that players in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) need to be in peak physical condition, but what is less appreciated is the importance of their mental health. OHL players are under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure to succeed and to be the best. So, it’s not surprising that young hockey players, like anyone else in the community, may struggle with their mental health.

January 29, 2015 Ontario’s budget process informed by personal stories from CMHA clients in Ottawa and Sudbury

The perspective of individuals with lived experience played prominently in the way two CMHA branches informed provincial politicians hosting regional consultations as part of the 2015 budget cycle.

January 29, 2015 MCYS training project update

Working with Children & Youth with Complex Mental Health NeedsThe Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs project is off to a busy start in 2015, having already hosted two webinars and the final regional workshop as well as preparing for the launch of the online course.

January 29, 2015 Mental health and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services – A roundtable discussion

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario was one of more than a dozen stakeholders from across the mental health and justice-related sectors who came together at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 to discuss ways to address mental health issues at various levels within the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

January 15, 2015 Driving change for accessing mental health services in York Region

MOBYSS busThe Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), York Region and South Simcoe Branch has developed a new approach to addressing youth mental health. The branch announced Ontario’s first mobile mental health clinic for people between the ages of 12-25.

January 15, 2015 Start Talking Cup brings mental health awareness to Simcoe County

Start Talking Cup 11When the minor midget ‘AAA’ Barrie Colts and the North Central Predators took to the ice recently, the game had a slightly different focus than the matches they typically play.

January 15, 2015 CMHA branches collaborate on innovative crisis response

Although crime rates continue to decrease across Ontario, there are still vulnerable individuals at risk of becoming involved with the justice system, becoming a victim or suffering from a relapse. Several Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario branches have been working closely with local agencies in the human services sectors to address the needs of these individuals. This approach, known as collaborative situation “tables,” are not a new service delivery mechanism but rather a way of mobilizing existing resources and systems in an integrated and collaborative way.

December 23, 2014 CMHA Thunder Bay Branch appoints new CEO

The Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sharon Pitawanakwat as the incoming Chief Executive Officer.

December 18, 2014 Registration open for CMHA Ontario’s free Brief Services course

Complex Needs Brief Services Course flyerCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the free online course called “Brief Services – Foundational Principles and Therapeutic Approaches.” The course will be available to registered participants in late January 2015.

December 18, 2014 Taking the Pulse of Ontario's Mental Health on TVO’s The Agenda

the Agenda screenshotA recent episode of TVO’s The Agenda offered a detailed look at the progress of Ontario’s mental health strategy, launched in 2011 to transform the province’s mental health system, and explored the strategy’s next steps which were recently announced by the government.