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24 May, 2018

Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament

2018-05-28T10:45:01+00:00 Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 3rd annual Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up on Saturday, June 2 at the Innerkip Highlands Golf Course. To date, this memorial golf tournament has raised $5,435 in support of local mental health initiatives. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, dinner, and fantastic prizes. Proceeds from this third-party fundraising event will support mental health in Niagara. Please contact Peter Everest (peverest@bell.net) for more details.

7 May, 2018

It’s Mental Health Week! Help Erase the Difference.

2018-05-06T23:31:44+00:00 Categories: News Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Number of days to election: 30 Number of Ontarians demanding funding parity for mental health: 10,000+  (Niagara, May 7, 2018) – If there’s one simple thing you can do for Mental Health Week (May 7-13), it's join the 10,000 other Ontarians who’ve signed CMHA’s online petition urging political parties to fund mental health and addictions care like physical health care. With a provincial election one month away, now is a crucial time to add your voice and demand funding parity. Visit erasethedifference.ca and sign the petition. “We all know someone who’s been touched by mental health issues. Whether it's a challenge [...]

1 May, 2018

Get Ready to Get Loud!

2018-05-06T23:26:58+00:00 Categories: Campaign|Tags: , , , , |

Every year, the CMHA Mental Health Week conversation gets very, very loud. It gets loud on social media, in our homes, and in our workplaces. In our schools and across our campuses. It gets loud in the halls of Parliament and in city and town halls across the country. This year, it will get even louder in support of mental health for all. Because we all have mental health. When we are mentally healthy, we feel good about ourselves, and we enjoy our life and the people in it. We can be creative, learn, try new things, and take risks. [...]

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 [...]

8 February, 2017

Keep Listening

2017-02-08T12:12:16+00:00 Categories: Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

My last blog was titled "Keep Talking" and this one is Keep Listening for a reason;  I just live streamed a presentation by our Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins who has committed to : More access to therapy to help thousands of people living with conditions like anxiety and depression learn strategies to improve their mental health and be more successful in their daily lives. Up to nine hubs where young people aged 12 to 25 can receive walk-in, one-stop access to mental health and addictions services, as well as other health, social and employment [...]

26 January, 2017

“Inspirational Idiot”

2017-01-26T10:06:27+00:00 Categories: Client Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

For every story of joy, eternal bliss, and happy endings are another hundred stories of tragedy, sorrow, and nice guys finishing last.  No matter which of these stories you relate to the most, they inevitably mold you into the person you were destined to be for the rest of your life. Mental health can be the fork in the road of that journey. Whatever plans you made yesterday are about to be altered forever once you get that mental illness label slapped next to your name on a medical chart. It happens to the rich and the poor, the strong [...]

24 January, 2017

Keep Talking

2017-01-24T15:52:41+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign encourages people to "start the conversation" about mental health. Talking about the stigma of mental health helps us realize how prevalent these issues are and what we need to do to change society, and we are changing society. Talk does lead to action. Since the launch in 2010, Bell Let’s Talk Day has engaged thousands of Canadians in this dialogue. I see this dialogue continued at all levels. At the policy level, the Federal government has recommended specific mental health funding in the transfer of payments to the provinces. Provincially CMHA Ontario has specifically proposed increases [...]

14 December, 2016

How far can we stretch?

2017-01-04T09:57:41+00:00 Categories: Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2017-2018 provincial budget consultations have begun. One of the key issues for our sector, not surprisingly, is funding. We are used to stretching resources but the rubber band will snap back on us soon if the government doesn’t treat the issue seriously. In a ten year review for the Niagara branch, the cumulative Consumer Price Index increase was 20.08%, while over those ten years our major funder, the HNHB LHIN, provided cumulative base budget increases of 10.32%. Resources shrinking at that rate implicate dire consequences for us and other agencies in the same situation. In a recent local survey, [...]

2 December, 2016

Auditor’s Report: Why Can’t We Follow Our Own Advice?

2016-12-01T13:32:23+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Auditor General just released a recent report regarding Child and Youth Mental Health. The report identifies a number of issues including inactivity on the previous plans. We know that mental health is an issue. We are well aware that 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime and most mental health problems start in childhood and adolescence. Consequently, in June 2011 the government of Ontario launched its Comprehensive Mental Health And Addictions Strategy focusing on children and youth and spending about $190 million. In 2012 the Moving on Mental Health strategy was launched to bring [...]

17 November, 2016

Accreditation Success

2017-02-23T12:05:19+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite continuous funding pressures and increased demands for services, our Branch has shown that it can surmount all obstacles to providing quality care. We are very pleased to have achieved Accreditation with Commendation from Accreditation Canada, surpassing their high standards. Our emphasis is on continuous quality improvement and we have established a reputation for quality work that is evaluated not by peers, but by a credible third party. All of the credit goes to our very hard working Board of Directors, staff members, and clients; in particular our Client and Family Advisory Committee. Our overall score of 97.8 % of achieved [...]

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