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February 13, 2014 CMHA Ontario hosts consultations on Legal Aid Ontario’s Mental Health Strategy

CMHA Ontario continues to play a role in the ongoing development of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) Mental Health Strategy, hosting two recent consultation sessions that garnered input from key stakeholder groups.

February 13, 2014 Start a Mood Walks group for older adults

moodwalksAre you interested in starting a walking group for older adults living with a mental illness? Join us for a one-hour information webinar on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 11 a.m., to find out how your organization can participate in the Mood Walks project. The webinar is open to mental health service providers, consumer/survivor initiatives, hiking clubs, conservation areas, and other community organizations in Ontario.

February 13, 2014 CMHA Ottawa brings mental illnesses out of the shadows with new video

CMHA Ottawa is working to combat stereotypes of mental health conditions by sharing personal stories of people living with mental health issues.

February 13, 2014 CMHA London accepting nominations for 2014 Mental Health Champions

CMHA London Breakfast of champions bannerNominations are now open for Canadian Mental Health Association, London-Middlesex branch’s annual Champion of Mental Health Awards. Each year, CMHA London selects two recipients – an individual and an organization – who have overcome mental health challenges or advanced mental health issues.

February 13, 2014 CMHA Ontario blogs

Qualaxia-logoCMHA Ontario has joined the blogosphere thanks to a collaboration with the Qualaxia Network. Qualaxia is a national network of mental health-based researchers, experts, decision-makers, managers and clinicians. The blog features short pieces about emerging mental health planning, policy or service-delivery issues that impact Canada and the provinces.

January 30, 2014 Housing, income security, increased funding for community mental health and addictions sector highlights of CMHA Ontario's budget submission

Annual economic cost of mental illnesses in CanadaThe provincial government should continue building on momentum created by Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy (2011) and provide targeted funding to enhance access to safe and affordable housing and provide income security, two key elements for recovery for people living with mental health conditions.

January 30, 2014 More than 130 participants learn about issues related to prisoner belongings during webinar

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) held its 4th webinar, this time focusing on prisoner belongings. The title of the webinar was “Stranded without Personal Belongings: putting individuals with mental health issues at risk.”

January 30, 2014 Bell Let's Talk raises more than $5 million

logo_letstalk_enCMHA Ontario and branches throughout the province were pleased to do their part in fighting stigma and raising awareness about mental health in the fourth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day. In all, the initiative raised $5,472,585, generating an more than an astonishing 109 million text messages, mobile and long distance calls, Tweets and Facebook shares.

January 30, 2014 Creators of integration resource provide webinar for health care community

Last fall, Mental Health Notes reported about a new website – – that can help and support organizations, agencies and people who are navigating the challenges of integration in order to achieve meaningful outcomes. Now, the creators the website, Community Health Ontario (CHO) – an alliance between the Association of Ontario Health Centres, the Ontario Community Support Association and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario – and CMHA Ontario are pleased to present a webinar to show how can help community health organizations survive and thrive in the world of integration pressures and opportunities.

January 30, 2014 Mothers hope to lift veil of stigma of suicide in powerful new video

An emotional video available exclusively from CMHA London-Middlesex features two mothers who share their profound grief in order to try and help others impacted by the affects of suicide.