For general inquiries on our programs and services, please call 905-641-5222.

The following 24/7 crisis and information is available:

Distress Centre Niagara: 905-688-3711

COAST: 1-866-550-5205 (Press 1)

Mental Health and Addictions Access Line: 1-866-550-5205 (Press 2)

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21 June, 2017

There’s still time to register, raise funds, and win!

Categories: Campaign, Events|

Ride Don't Hide is just around the corner, but there's still time to get involved! Online registration closes on Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. After this date, day-of registration rates will increase to $50 per person, though children 12 and under still ride free. If you haven't already, register today: www.ridedonthide.com/on/niagara There's also time to raise funds, and we have some pretty great prizes to be won if you help us reach our $30,000 goal! Not sure how to fundraise? We have some tips to get you started: http://cmhaniagara.ca/uncategorized/fundraising-you-can-do-it/ We've raised $14,118 (47% of our goal) so far. With 4 [...]

19 June, 2017

Ride Don’t Hide event details

Categories: Events|

With Ride Don’t Hide just around the corner, you’re probably wondering where you need to go and when you need to be there. We have the answers for you! Registration: Open from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & opening remarks: 9:05 a.m. Warm-up session: 9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Face painting: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Lunch: Begins at 11:00 a.m. Don't forget to wear a helmet! Wave departure times: 35km - 9:30 a.m. 15 km - 9:45 a.m. 5km - 10:00 a.m. We will be hosting this event at Brock University in Zone 2, parking lot V. This is the lot [...]

15 June, 2017

Fundraising: You can do it!

Categories: Uncategorized|

Asking for donations can be intimidating. But with a few tips, you’ll be a fundraising superstar in no time! Start simple. An easy way to get started is by e-mailing your close friends and family. Then try reaching out to your wider social circle for support. Don’t be afraid to reach out - remember that every time you start a conversation about Ride Don’t Hide, you are helping break down the stigma around mental illness. Get personal. Share why you’re riding! Do you have a particular connection to mental health or to CMHA? Let people know! People donate more when [...]

13 June, 2017

CMHA recognizes Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Categories: Uncategorized|

On June 13, CMHA Niagara joins organizations across Canada in recognizing Men's Mental Health Awareness Day. This annual event aims to normalize conversations about mental health issues and reduce the stigma that often prevents men from seeking help. CMHA recognizes that stigma may make it difficult for men to identify their own mental health and addiction issues, but there are programs and services available like our Walk-In Counselling program to assist individuals in need. Signs and symptoms of mental health conditions may present themselves differently in men. Men are more likely to describe their mental health concerns as physical symptoms [...]

12 June, 2017

Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament Supports Mental Health

Categories: CMHA News, Donor Recognition, Events|

On June 3, 2017 the Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament set out to make a difference for the second year in a row, raising an incredible $4165 in donations for mental health. In honour of their son's memory, this tournament helps raise essential funds that directly support the services we offer to residents of the Niagara Region. We'd like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Everest fa12mily, and everyone else involved in this endeavor, for supporting the work we do and the cause we stand for. Because of your support we are better able to serve Niagara and connect [...]

1 June, 2017

CMHA celebrates Seniors Month

Categories: Campaign, Services|

CMHA Niagara joins individuals and organizations across the province to celebrate Seniors Month in June. Seniors Month is an important time to celebrate the valuable contributions older adults make in communities across Ontario and reflect on the way they are supported. CMHA Niagara is dedicated to supporting the well-being of all people throughout their lives, including an important focus on older people. One in four Canadian seniors currently lives with a mental health issue. In addition, seniors are often undertreated for mental health problems, due to symptoms of mental health issues being mistaken for other conditions, discrimination and stigma, service availability, and physical and financial challenges. CMHA Niagara offers [...]

26 May, 2017

Brock BBQ raises funds to support mental health initiatives

Categories: Donor Recognition|

On May 5, 2017, Brock University hosted a BBQ fundraiser benefiting our branch as part of their Mental Health Week event lineup. Thanks to the leadership of Health Management Consultant, Bailey Seward, the BBQ was a great success raising $352 in support of local mental health initiatives! A big thank you goes out to Brock for their continued support of our agency, and to everyone else who was involved in this initiative. We look forward to seeing what the University continues to do in support of raising mental health awareness in the future! You can read more about the BBQ here: https://brocku.ca/…/mental-health-week-yields-donation-to-…/

23 May, 2017

Thank you, Ontario Water Works Association!

Categories: Donor Recognition|

On Wednesday, May 10th our Executive Director George Kurzawa attended Ontario's Water Conference and Trade Show. We'd like to thank the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA), Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA), and Ontario Water Works Equipment Association (OWMEA) for their generous donation of $900 to CMHA Niagara! As you can tell by the picture below, our staff and volunteers were very excited to hear this announcement at our branch meeting on May 17. From Left to Right: Marcus Firman, OWWA President; George Kurzawa, Executive Director CMHA Niagara; Bill Garibaldi, OWWA Past-President

8 May, 2017

Join us for our 16th Annual General Meeting

Categories: Announcements, Client & Family Information, CMHA News, Events|

We warmly invite you to attend our 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 16, 2017! We will be celebrating the retirement of our first and only Executive Director, George Kurzawa, and his 16 years of service in the Niagara community. We're also pleased to announce that Camille Quenneville, Chief Executive Officer of CMHA Ontario, will be our keynote speaker. She has been advocating for meaningful change in this role since 2012. RSVP on Eventbrite by Thursday, June 8! Click here. EVENT DETAILS: Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet will be served until [...]

2 May, 2017

9 Ways to GET LOUD for mental health

Categories: Campaign|

Want to help make a difference in the movement towards positive mental health for all Canadians? You can start by getting loud with CMHA provincial offices and branches across the country this week during our mental health week campaign. Reducing discrimination and stigma is paramount so that people no longer feel shame due to a mental illness and will no longer wait to seek the support and help they need. Here are just a few ways you can GET LOUD and be a part of the conversation that challenges stigma. Visit the official CMHA Mental Health Week website – www.mentalhealthweek.ca [...]