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November 14, 2016 CMHA Ontario marks National Addictions Awareness Week

From Nov. 13 to 19, CMHA Ontario will join with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across the country to mark National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW).

November 10, 2016 MOBYSS extends its reach after health minister’s visit

dsc05905Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott praised the concept and implementation of the province’s only mobile health clinic for young people during a Nov. 7 visit in Stouffville.

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 19, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased mental health on feds' agenda

CMHA Ontario lauds the efforts of federal health minister Jane Philpott for wanting to put a focus on mental health.

October 11, 2016 World Mental Health Day encourages psychological support

wmhd-web-bannerOn Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, CMHA Ontario joined international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

October 6, 2016 Starbucks sets standard for employee mental health

CMHA Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) congratulate Starbucks Canada for the company’s latest initiative to support the mental health needs of its employees. Starbucks is substantially augmenting its mental health benefits to its employees as of Oct. 1.

October 3, 2016 Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8) encourages Canadians to fight stigma

CMHA Ontario invites community members to share the realities of living with mental health issues during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), the first full week of October.

September 29, 2016 National workplace standard on psychological health and safety reaches global audience

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) recently brought the message of promoting mental wellness in the workplace to a global audience at the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) High Level Meeting on Health and the Economy. More than 100 delegates from 21 APEC economies heard about the compelling results of the MHCC’s Case Study Research Project, which is following 40 Canadian organizations as they implement the world’s first National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace 

September 1, 2016 Enhancing mental health care will benefit Canadian economy: report

Improving mental health treatment could boost the Canadian economy by billions of dollars, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care.

August 3, 2016 CMHA Ontario contributes to new Via Rail accessibility policy

Via Rail has a new accessibility policy that responds to the needs of people with mental health disabilities who require a support person for travel.