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November 26, 2015 Support mental health for GivingTuesday

CMHA Ontario invites you to join us in supporting mental health as we participate in GivingTuesday on Dec. 1.

November 26, 2015 Call for expressions of interest to host a Mood Walks group for youth

Mood Walks logo. Linked to Mood Walks websiteDo you work with young people who are at risk of, or experiencing, mental health disabilities? Physical activity and exposure to the natural environment in parks, conservation areas and urban green spaces is good for both physical and mental wellness. Mood Walks for Youth in Transition is a capacity-building project to help mental health agencies, social service providers and other organizations reduce barriers and create new opportunities for youth (ages 13 to 24) to get outdoors and be physically active.

November 26, 2015 What influences the use of program evaluation findings in community mental health?

Evaluation and program planningThe CMHA Ontario project Minding Our Bodies: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Mental Health was the focus of a study examining the instrumental use of internal evaluation findings by community mental health organizations, recently published in the journal Evaluation and Program Planning.

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November 26, 2015 Reminder: Register now for #A Better Serve

Enabling MindsJoin CHMA Ontario and our many partners on Dec. 3 to celebrate the launch of Enabling Minds, a free e-learning resource for physical activity organizations designed to help directors, managers and frontline staff offer more inclusive and accessible customer service for people with mental health disabilities.

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November 12, 2015 CBC examines workplace mental health, Mental Health Works

 The online portal for the nation’s public broadcaster took a closer look at workplace mental health in an online feature earlier in November. In doing so, CBC.ca sought out the opinion of CMHA Ontario’s Mark Henick, program manager for CMHA’s social enterprise, Mental Health Works.

November 12, 2015 Program for adult caregivers gets off the ground

CMHA Ontario launched Living Life to the Full for Older Adult Caregivers on Nov. 1.

November 12, 2015 New mental illness and addictions crisis centre to launch in London

CMHA MiddlesexA mental illness and addictions crisis centre, to be operated by CMHA Middlesex, is expected to start receiving patients in January and be fully functional in approximately six months.

November 12, 2015 Increased funding enables mental health program to increase capacity

CMHA_ON-LambtonKent_ENG_logo_4C_posA fledgling CMHA rapid assessment and treatment program is getting additional funding to enhance its services.

November 12, 2015 New service in northern Ontario offers help to youth

CMHA Sault Ste. MarieCMHA Sault Ste. Marie is partnering with two other local agencies to provide easier access to mental health care with a new walk-in counselling service for at-risk youth.

November 12, 2015 Meet the new CMHA Edmonton Region

CMHA EdmontonThe Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region has joined together with another vital local mental health organization, The Support Network, to form one new agency. However, the single entity will operate as CMHA-Edmonton Region.