It is less than a week to one of our biggest holiday seasons and earlier this week our provincial and federal health Ministers met together to strike a new Health Accord that had the promise to support children, youth and families to get mental health and addictions care b4stage4. Yesterday was an opportunity to have […]Continue readingDear Santa – please don’t leave a lump of coal…
Join today at www.b4stage4.ca It has been a busy time at CMHA BC as we finalized preparations for our b4stage4 Conference in Victoria which took place at the end of November. What started with a trip to Washington DC, a single conversation and an ingenious idea blossomed into an incredible three day conference filled with […]Continue readingThe conference is a wrap but the movement is just getting started
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!
Almost six weeks have passed since we first released our manifesto – the five pillars for better mental health in British Columbia. Today, we have over 1,300 signatures across 64 constituencies! That’s 1,396 people and counting – standing with the Canadian Mental Health Association in calling for a system of care that addresses mental health, addiction […]Continue readingThe b4stage4 momentum is building…
Canadian Mental Health Association brings b4stage4 manifesto for better mental health and addictions care to Victoria The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in BC launched its five point manifesto for better mental health and addictions care at Council Chambers at Oak Bay Municipal Hall. Part of CMHA’s year-long b4stage4 campaign, the manifesto lays out a […]Continue readingOpioid Crisis Compels Call for Change
As fentanyl slips past Canadian borders and safe injection sites find their way into BC communities, the topic of addictions care is a pressing one. Now is the time to generate a significant shift in our system of care to support those in recovery. We must ensure every person who needs care has access to […]Continue readingb4stage4 conference panel: BC’s Addiction Crisis and a Call for Action
CMHA is thrilled to welcome Rt Hon Norman Lamb, Member of Parliament from the UK, as our esteemed keynote speaker at the b4stage4 conference this month, on November 28-30 in Victoria, BC. Mr. Lamb is a tireless advocate for mental health issues and has fought passionately for the fair and equal treatment of mental health care. […]Continue readingb4stage4 conference welcomes UK expert and advocate Rt Hon Norman Lamb
As CMHA BC’s trusty receptionist, many of you will have had the pleasure of meeting or speaking to Walter on the phone. He calms interview anxieties, greets volunteers, and welcomes all new visitors to our offices with a friendly and warm demeanor and a reliable choice of coffee or water. At CMHA BC’s recent Annual […]Continue readingWalter Chownyk receives Kind Heart Award