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December 8, 2016 Give the gift of mental health this holiday season

social-graphic-3Although anxiety, depression, and loneliness may occur anytime during the year, the stress of the holidays can amplify these feelings. For those coping with mental health issues, the holidays can be a daunting, overwhelming challenge every year. That’s why CMHA Ontario offers support and information to people affected by mental health issues – so no one needs to feel alone in their struggle.

November 7, 2016 Youth flock to Ontario’s only mobile health/mental health clinic; Health Minister Jane Philpott tours MOBYSS today

Stouffville, ON – Since hitting the streets 18 months ago, Ontario’s first and only mobile health clinic for young people has saved at least three lives and is proving how desperately young people want access to mental health supports.

October 25, 2016 Mood Walks Summit: Call for Presentations

The 2017 Mood Walks Summit (Toronto, February 25-26, 2017) will be an opportunity for 40+ agencies participating in the Mood Walks for Youth in Transition project to come together and share their experiences. This event will include key learnings from the project, storytelling, and learning opportunities for mental health professionals, program leaders, volunteers, project partners and youth participants. The summit will also be an opportunity to exchange knowledge and explore other areas of mental health, nature, physical activity and youth engagement. We expect 200 attendees from across Ontario!

September 30, 2016 CMHA Ontario conference focuses on measuring our success

More than 200 CMHA staff from across the province gathered in Toronto this week to discuss quality improvement and mental health in Ontario.

September 14, 2016 Baycrest supports evaluation of Living Life to the Full for Caregivers 55+

Living Life to the Full BooksCMHA Ontario and the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest have partnered to evaluate the Living Life to the Full for Caregivers 55+ project. This unique venture works to understand the impact of a mental health promotion program currently being delivered in Toronto in partnership with community agencies. The program, Living Life to the Full, is an 8-week course based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy. Also known as “12 hours that can change your life”, Living Life to the Full provides groups with skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.

September 2, 2016 E-QIP holds second Advisory Group meeting

The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) Advisory Group met for the second time to discuss updates and areas of improvement.

August 26, 2016 Crisis and support line reaching London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties

ReachOut247A 24/7 crisis and support line launched Aug. 23 is bringing faster access to the most appropriate supports for those living in London, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin counties.

August 8, 2016 CMHA Champlain East becomes fully designated agency under French Language Services Act

The Champlain LHIN Board has approved a revised plan submitted by the CMHA Champlain East to become a fully designated agency under the French Language Services Act.

July 21, 2016 Back to class for older adults

Living Life to the Full BooksCMHA Ontario is proud to announce many important updates to the Living Life to the Full program, including a rollout with the Francophone community and a new initiative that is bringing the program to caregivers 55-and-older in Toronto.

June 23, 2016 Profiles in Diversity Journal recognizes Canadian Mental Health Association, York and South Simcoe’s Rebecca Shields
Rebecca Shields, CEO of CMHA York and South Simcoe

Rebecca Shields, CEO of CMHA York and South Simcoe

Rebecca Shields, chief executive officer, Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe, has been identified as an outstanding executive and named among the winners of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 15th annual Women Worth Watching awards.