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November 12, 2015 Mood Walks for Youth in Transition

Expressions of interest to participate in Mood Walks for Youth in Transition are now being accepted.

November 12, 2015 Celebrate the launch of Enabling Minds

Enabling MindsCMHA Ontario is hosting a free public forum on Dec. 3 to celebrate the launch of its new mental health accessibility website.

October 29, 2015 More than half of people feeling depressed choose not to get help: study

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows that of 2,219 Ontario adults, 40 per cent of respondents were found to be experiencing depressive symptoms. Results from the group, comprising people between 18 and 65 who had been working for more than a year, also show that 52 per cent did not perceive a need for treatment.

October 29, 2015 How to start a Mood Walks group for youth in transition

Mood WalksMood Walks is a province-wide initiative that promotes physical activity in nature, or “green exercise,” as a way to improve both physical and mental health. Led by CMHA Ontario, in partnership with Hike Ontario and Conservation Ontario, Mood Walks provides training and support for community mental health agencies, social service organizations and other community partners to launch educational hiking programs, connect with local resources, find volunteers, and explore nearby trails and green spaces.

October 29, 2015 CMHA branch honoured by Peterborough Chamber of Commerce

  CMHA Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) has been selected as the recipient of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award in the Not For Profit Category.

October 29, 2015 CMHA Durham in the running for a prestigious local business award

It’s not often that non-profit organizations are recognized for contributions to the local business scene, but that’s what’s happening east of Toronto as CMHA Durham is up for a prestigious award.

October 15, 2015 CMHA and Canadians call on federal parties for increased mental health funding

Transition-Fund-web-banner-textThis election, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is calling on federal parties to commit to sustainable funding of mental health and addiction services and programs for all Canadians. Based on a Nanos poll commissioned by CMHA, 90% of Canadians support a federally funded 10-year Mental Health Transition and Innovation Fund that would improve access to timely, high quality mental health and addiction programs and services in all provinces and territories.

October 15, 2015 Talk Today spreads west

twitter imageCMHA BC and the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) launched Talk Today, a program to enhance the mental health of young athletes, on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

October 15, 2015 CMHA Ontario 2014/2015 Annual Report now available online

CMHA Ontario has released its 2014/2015 Annual Report. The report highlights:

  • Details from the 2015 CMHA Ontario Division conference
  • Provincial policy achievements
  • The success of numerous programs and initiatives, including Talk Today, Living Life to the Full for Older Adults, Mood Walks, and more.
October 15, 2015 New Mental Health Works website offers updated tools

MHW screenshotIn any given week, more than half a million Canadians will be absent from work because they’re struggling with their mental health.  Seventy per cent of disability costs are related to mental illness. By the year 2020, depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide.