BC Budget: $140 million in targeted investment offers valuable opportunity to act #b4stage4 The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) welcomes the Province’s commitment to mental health and addictions care following yesterday’s announcement of a $140 million package of measures aimed at improving child and youth mental health in BC schools, homes, and communities. This follows […]Continue readingCMHA BC welcomes Budget 2017’s stronger focus on mental health and addictions
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
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…
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA BC) is calling an Extraordinary Special Meeting to amend CMHA BC’s bylaws. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm, at Suite 905 – 1130 W. Pender Street, Vancouver. The meeting will consider a Special Resolution to […]Continue readingNotice to Members: Extraordinary Special Meeting on November 1
It’s time to change the way we think about mental health and addictions care in BC The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) today unveiled a five point manifesto that lays out a set of concrete and practical actions to improve the lives of people living with mental health and addictions problems in BC. The manifesto […]Continue readingCMHA launches manifesto for better mental health in BC
Beyond the Blues Events Help Educate About Depression, Anxiety, Risky Drinking and Good Mental Health As the leaves fall, people’s moods can too. That’s why October is the ideal time for the 22nd annual Beyond the Blues: Education & Screening Days, which have helped 85,000 people across BC since 1995. “October is a ripe time […]Continue readingFeeling stressed, low, anxious? Need support and info?
This year, to celebrate early intervention for mental illness b4stage4, the Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging people to check in on their mental health at bouncebacktoday.ca. Bounce Back Today is a CMHA BC campaign, supported by province-wide TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs), aimed at promoting positive mental health among British Columbians. The goal […]Continue readingCelebrating Mental Illness Awareness Week
Non-profits join forces on World Suicide Prevention Day to call for a suicide-safer BC Vancouver, B.C. – Approximately 4,000 Canadians die by suicide every year. For every one of those deaths it is estimated that there are as many as 20 attempts. Chances are, someone in your life may be thinking about suicide right now…perhaps […]Continue readingCMHA BC and Crisis Centres Urge British Columbians to Learn Suicide Prevention Skills