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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

2018-01-11T12:57:21+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 family, 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-…/

23 May, 2017

Thank you, Ontario Water Works Association!

2017-05-23T14:42:22+00:00 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

2017-05-08T09:32:46+00:00 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

2017-05-01T22:58:53+00:00 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 [...]

1 May, 2017

Ride Don’t Hide Press Release

2017-06-23T14:11:57+00:00 Categories: Announcements, Events, Media|

RIDE DON’T HIDE CMHA NIAGARA URGES CANADIANS TO BECOME MENTAL HEALTH MOTIVATORS Canada’s Largest Mental Health Bike Ride Brings Together Community Role Models to Fight Stigma & Encourages Help-Seeking Behaviour St. Catharines, Ontario – We all have the power to be a mental health role model and positively impact Canada’s mental health landscape. That’s the message from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) as it gears up to host its annual Ride Don’t Hide event, Canada’s largest mental health bike ride, taking place in more than 30 communities across the country from Newfoundland to British Columbia on 25 June. A [...]

1 May, 2017

CMHA Mental Health Week is here!

2017-05-01T22:23:02+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

CMHA Mental Health Week started in 1951 to raise awareness for mental health in Canada. Held during the first full week in May, CMHA Mental Health Week is now a popular awareness week. Provincial offices and branches hold CMHA Mental Health Week events and activities in hundreds of community locations across Canada. CMHA Mental Health Week offers millions of Canadians practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health. We are asking Canadians again this year to join us to GET LOUD for Mental Health. To GET LOUD means speaking out against the discrimination and stigma directed at people with [...]

11 April, 2017

Board Member Recognized with Brock University Award

2017-04-11T10:19:35+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Volunteer|

CMHA Niagara Board Member, Christopher Yendt, was awarded the prestigious Brock University President’s Surgite Award in April. The annual award recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in a student club, organization, association or team; done something exceptional that helped to advance Brock’s academic reputation; made a significant contribution to student life at Brock; or provided a valuable service to Brock or the Niagara community. Congratulations, Chris! Read the full story linked below. https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2017/04/presidents-surgite-award-winners-honoured/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=MarCom%20FB%20post&utm_campaign=Student