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.
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.
A radio host dedicated to promoting wellness among his listeners and an organization that has provided pro-bono services to spread news about the positive work of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) have been honoured with this year’s CMHA Ontario media awards.
Canadian astronaut and physician Dr. Dave Williams knows working collaboratively while in outer space is essential.
The first round of coaches have been named to the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP), giving the partnership the ability to offer tailored support to those community mental health and addictions agencies looking to enhance Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives.
Dr.Cheryl Forchuk, Associate Director of Nursing Research at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, closed the CMHA Ontario pre-conference by urging delegates to examine the expanding role of technology in mental health care.
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
Ontario announced this week that it will be increasing financial assistance rates for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works. This is welcome news for people with lived experience of mental illnesses in the province, who constitute nearly 50% of ODSP recipients.
Results from a 2016 survey of more than 25,000 Ontario university and college students indicate anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts have increased on campuses within the last three years.
The Ontario government’s mandate letters noted mental health and addictions issues significant to CMHA Ontario’s interests of increasing adequate and appropriate accessibility and supports for people with lived experience.