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4 April, 2017

CMHA recognizes the value of family caregivers

2017-04-04T13:24:02+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

On April 4, CMHA Niagara joins organizations and communities across the province for Family Caregiver Day, a chance to recognize and celebrate the value of caregivers to Ontario’s families, health care system, and economy. According to the Ontario Caregiver Coalition, there are over 3 million unpaid caregivers in the province, providing support to loved ones facing illness, mental health issues, disability or challenges associated with aging. More than 500,000 family caregivers in Ontario are between 15 and 24 years old, and nearly 375,000 caregivers are 65 years and older. Caregivers are typically not perceived as a population in need of care [...]

23 March, 2017

Canadian Mental Health Association on Budget 2017: ‘A great start’

2017-03-28T10:13:57+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Media|

(St. Catharines, March 23, 2017) CMHA congratulates the Federal Government for demonstrating a strong commitment to mental health in Canada in its 2017 Budget. The Government’s significant investment in mental heath is a great start toward correcting the historical, woeful underfunding of mental health in this country. However, there is some way to go before mental health care is funded on par with physical health care, and in proportion to the burden of illness. The Canadian Mental Health Association calls for continued investment in mental health – especially in community-based services and support – to bring Canada in line with [...]

13 March, 2017

New federal funding may help remedy historical deficits in mental health

2017-05-08T09:44:51+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Media|

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased that the federal government and the Government of Ontario have reached a health funding agreement, which includes new targeted funding over 10 years for investments in mental health care. The Government of Canada has agreed to provide the province with an additional $4.2 billion, with $1.9 billion to be used in support of mental health initiatives and $2.3 billion for better home care. “We believe these additional funds will begin to remedy the historical funding deficits that have impacted those individuals and their families struggling with mental health and addictions challenges,” [...]

8 March, 2017

Living Life to the Full: Courses Coming SOON

2017-03-09T16:13:33+00:00 Categories: Announcements, Client & Family Information, CMHA News|

We are pleased to announce that the following Living Life To The Full (LLTTF) workshops will SOON be offered at each of our Morrison, Jarvis and Page Street locations: 6760 Morrison Street - March 27th through May 29th - 10:30 until noon 20 Jarvis Street - March 30th through May 18th - 10:30 until noon 36 Page Street - May 2nd through June 20th - 1:30 until 3:00pm This LLTTF course helps people to make a positive difference in their lives.  There are eight 90-minute weekly sessions that are open to adults who are willing and able to: complete homework weekly, and commit [...]

8 March, 2017

CMHA celebrates International Women’s Day

2017-03-08T09:17:58+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Events|

On March 8, CMHA Niagara joins individuals and organizations around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event held to mark the social, economic and political achievements of women. The theme of IWD this year is Be Bold For Change, which highlights how everyone can be a leader by taking actions every day to support gender parity. CMHA recognizes that social determinants of health such as income, education and employment status have been found to put women at greater risk of poor mental health than men. CMHA Niagara offers a three to six month transitional housing support [...]

1 March, 2017

Mental health response expands in Niagara

2017-03-09T16:17:32+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Media, Services|

Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team increases after successful pilot program (Niagara, March 1, 2017) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Niagara and the Niagara Regional Police Service are expanding the services of the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) following the success of the program to date helping individuals in crisis. As of March 1, the MCRRT will work 12-hour shifts Noon until Midnight daily in St. Catharines and Thorold, up from seven-hour shifts. Through expanded Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) funding, CMHA Niagara can now hire an additional full-time mobile mental health crisis worker. This expansion to the MCRRT [...]

27 February, 2017

Talk Today is almost here!

2017-03-09T16:17:49+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Events, Services|

In a given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness. There are no limitations to those who may be affected. High-performance athletes in their teenage and early adult years often face significant stress and life’s challenges can seem immense. Not only are they facing the pressures of excelling and reaching the next level in their sport, but they’re also doing so during critical educational and social periods in their lives. TalkToday was designed to provide support to these young people and to destigmatize the negative connotations associated with seeking help. Talk Today is [...]

9 February, 2017

Supportive housing, psychotherapy, youth services get funding boost

2017-02-09T10:55:03+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario commends the provincial government for its $140-million investment in mental health, while also recognizing the need for increased funding and enhanced services. The Ontario government has committed to investing $140 million over three years – and an additional $50 million over each of the following three years – in supportive housing, psychotherapy and services for youth. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins made the announcement at Routes, CMHA Toronto’s social resource centre, on Feb. 8, calling it a “big step forward” in an attempt to achieve parity between the importance of mental [...]