Congratulations are in order for Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), York and South Simcoe after the branch exceeded its ambitious $125,000 fundraising target by 35 per cent at its largest event of the year.
Mental Health in Motion is York Region and South Simcoe’s biggest fundraising event for youth mental health services. With Mental Health in Motion held virtually this year for the first time, participants were able to choose how and when they wanted to get involved.
Over two months, Mental Health in Motion encouraged people to run, walk and ride – any time, any place – to raise critically-needed funds for youth mental health programs. That flexibility in how and when participants fundraised contributed to its overwhelming success, resulting in a total of $168,640 raised.
CMHA York and South Simcoe offers a variety of programs for those aged 12 and above including MOBYSS, Ontario’s first and only mobile health clinic for youth ages 12-25. MOBYSS travels to where youth are in York Region and South Simcoe, offering free support for mental health, physical health, and sexual health support. MOBYSS services are also available virtually. Learn more here.
Additional youth services include supportive telephone counselling line, Youth Wellness, BounceBack Ontario’s free guided self-help for youth and adults experiencing mild-to-moderate depression, newcomers’ support, housing support services, employment services, case management, recovery-oriented groups and more. CMHA York Region and South Simcoe also offers Family and Caregiver Support Groups for those who are supporting a loved one with mental illness. For more information, visit here.