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24 August, 2017

Niagara Falls Family Law Advice

2017-12-06T10:44:40+00:00 Categories: Client & Family Information, Services|

Family Law Information Clinics (FLIC) offer free assistance and information for clients who are either new to the court system or don’t have a lawyer. They are available in most family courts. Niagara Falls Family Law Advice is offered at our Niagara Falls office (6760 Morrison Street), no appointment necessary. Clients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 20 minutes allotted per client. Niagara Falls Family Law Advice Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CMHA Office, 6760 Morrison Street Niagara Falls, Ontario Important Announcements:  The FLIC  will be closed on December 28th, 2017.

26 July, 2017

Register now: Mental Health for All Conference

2017-07-26T13:28:08+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Events|

From September 18 to the 20, the Canadian Mental Health Association will be hosting the second annual Mental Health for All Conference at the Hilton Toronto. Brought to you in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), this unique forum in the mental health arena brings together hundreds of leaders and thinkers, all working toward one goal: mental health for all. This year, the conference is built on the theme: “it takes a nation.” The chronic underfunding of mental health is a Canadian reality and Canadians have been [...]

26 June, 2017

Record-breaking Ride Don’t Hide event raises over $1.5 million for mental health across Canada

2017-06-26T17:58:28+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Events|

176 Niagara riders take part in Canada’s largest mental health bike ride, breaking down stigma and building a community of hope (St. Catharines, ON) – 6,700 mental health supporters took part nationally in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride Sunday, June 25 raising over $1.5 million for mental health programs and services. Niagara’s 3rd annual ride was hosted at Brock University this year. In Niagara, 176 riders raised approximately $28,223 for local community mental health programs. Additionally, Freedom 55 Financial: A Division of London Life will be matching their corporate team’s $6,000 donations, bringing [...]

21 June, 2017

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

2017-06-22T11:59:54+00:00 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

2017-06-22T12:12:58+00:00 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!

2017-06-22T11:02:43+00:00 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

2017-06-13T15:05:51+00:00 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

2017-06-22T14:41:35+00:00 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

2017-06-12T23:31:21+00:00 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

2017-05-26T11:54:07+00:00 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-…/