Today’s historic signing of a new 10-year, $1.4 billion health-funding agreement, with $655 million earmarked for mental health, recognizes the importance of valuing mental health and addictions care more equally with physical health care.Continue readingCMHA applauds signing on to health accord as important step towards #b4stage4 system for mental health and addictions care in BC
CMHA Conference Tackles Impact of Addiction on the Workplace The man at the centre of BC’s fentanyl crisis, Provincial Health officer Dr. Perry Kendall, will report on the crisis and the province’s plan to address it to the Bottom Line Conference on Workplace Mental Health, the annual conference sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association […]Continue readingBC’s Provincial Health Officer to Address Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Feelings of sadness, anxiety and loneliness are not uncommon both during and after the build-up to February’s tribute to romance and relationships. Here are 10 tips to get through the Valentine’s hoopla with your mental health intact:Continue reading10 Tips for the Valentine’s Day Blues
Two-day Bottom Line Conference takes a hard look at how efforts to achieve psychological health and safety for all have transformed the workplace Are the places we work more attuned to mental health and responsive to mental illness in 2017? That’s the focus of the 14th annual Bottom Line Conference, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s […]Continue readingNational Mental Health Conference Looks for Real Change in Workplace Culture
Canadians across the country will join together on January 25 on social media to text, talk and tweet about mental health for the 7th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day. Bell’s annual campaign encourages people to “start a conversation” about mental health with friends, family and co-workers, recognizing that simply talking makes a significant impact in […]Continue readingThank you Bell Let’s Talk for supporting CMHA work across BC
CMHA hosts Canada’s Top Conference on Workplace Mental Health February 21-22 in Vancouver Join us on this journey of change. This year’s theme, Transforming Workplace Culture: Agents and Allies, invites you to connect with those who continue to innovate in building momentum towards a fairer, more productive and satisfying working environment for all. The conference […]Continue readingKick start a transformative year for your workplace
CMHA Port Alberni is currently seeking applicants for the role of Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible to provide effective leadership for the direct oversight of branch programs and services, to develop respectful community and funder relationships and to provide professional advice to the Board of Directors to […]Continue readingJob Posting: Executive Director, CMHA Port Alberni
This holiday season, let’s bring change to our mental health system. In my role as a volunteer leader, I have heard cries for help from family members and from those who live with mental illness and addiction. Maybe you feel the same as I do… it’s heartbreaking to watch your friends, loved ones, and neighbours […]Continue readingYou hold the power to do magic!
Tips for Holiday Peace of Mind and Coping with Holiday Grief The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, celebration and for spending time with those we love. However, the festivities come with high expectations of perfection that many of us struggle to live up to. Many people experience feelings of isolation, […]Continue readingAvoid the holiday blues this festive season
It’s your chance to show CMHA some love. CMHA could not carry out its important work without support like yours. After losing her brother to suicide and living with her own mental health challenges, Candice found a renewed sense of purpose and reason to care for her mental health: her daughter. No stranger to the […]Continue readingNovember 29 is Giving Tuesday!