Mental Health Week 2013: May 6 - 12
Mental Health Week is May 6 - 12, 2013!
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been a champion for mental health since 1918 and has played an important role in improving people's understanding of mental health and mental illness. CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. MHW today offers people practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness.
Click here to read our full press release for Mental Health Week 2013
Wednesday, May 8th
Let's Talk Luncheon: What You Know About Youth Suicide Can Save a Life 12:00-1:30pm Greenwood Inn, Corner Brook, NL. Featuring impact speaker, Mary Fisher, Mother and Advocate. For more info or tickets please call 1-855-643-5553. Tickets: $20.00
Thursday, May 9th
Minding Our Health Luncheon. Psychological Injuries Hurt Too 12:00-1:30pm at the Mount Peyton Hotel, Grand Falls Windsor with impact speaker Police Officer Dean Peckford. For more information call 1-855-489-3302. Tickets: $20.00
Kids Have Stress Too
Hot Soup Cool Jazz
Hot Soup Cool Jazz will take place at the Convention Centre on April 23rd, 2013. This year's event will again feature St. John’s finest chefs and restaurants as they compete in our gourmet soup competition. In addition, we have many great live and silent auction items in store including hockey, basketball, fine dining and some great artwork to name a few. As in the past this event will be held in support of five agencies, including CMHA-NL, in relation to their work in the area of youth poverty and homelessness. For more information on the event or to reserve your tickets, please contact our Manager of Fund Development and Communications Bev Hiscock at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 709-738-2179. For further information on the event, click here for our full flyer.
CMHA-NL Announces "Tickle Swim for Mental Health" Awareness / Fundraiser Intiative
St. John's - The Canadian Mental Health Association, Newfoundland and Labrador is today announcing the start of a new awareness/fundraiser called "Tickle Swim for Mental Health". The even will feature a 5km, Bell Island to Portugal Cove swim by St. John's City Councillor and local businesswoman Sheilagh O'Leary, in August 2013. To see the full press release please click here. To make a donation or sponsor Sheilagh in her journey please click here.
CMHA-NL's Spotlight on Depression
Click here to read Heather Pollett's article on Depression in the January 2013 issue of Downhome magazine. For more information on depression, here are a few online resources:
Tree of Memories
In memory of those lost to suicide
To support suicide prevention and awareness, the suicide prevention and awareness committee will be hosting an evening remembrance ceremony on December 19th at 6pm, at Majestic Lawn, Corner Brook.
Our tree will be lit from December 19th, 2012 to January 2nd, 2013.
For more information, click here to see the full poster.
Holiday Greetings from CMHA-NL
(click below to see our full newsletter)
Canadian Mental Health Association, NL Division to receive $15,000 from the Medavie Health Foundation for their Tattered Teddies campaign and Straight Talk Child & Youth Suicide Prevention Training. Please click here to view the full press release from Medavie Health Foundation.
September 30 to October 6th
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012, CMHA-NL would like to invite you to join us for the following events.
September 28th - October 3rd: Art Exhibit
October 4th: Gala
For more details about the Mindscapes Exhibit and Gala, click here to visit our Special Events page.
We are pleased to announce that Bell Aliant is sponsoring CMHA-NL's Mindscapes Exhibit and Gala again this year. For more details, click here to read the press release.
October 3rd: CMHA-NL would like to invite you to a special information session focused on mental health issues affecting children and their families.
Helping Kids Inside & Out
Date: October 3rd, 2012
Time: 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Location: Inco Innovation Center, Room IIC2001
Memorial University, St.John's (FREE parking in lot 15B)
For more information, click here to view the poster.
October 5th: CMHA-NL will also be holding our Annual General Meeting 2011-2012 on October 5th. Click here for more details.
September 7, 2012 - CMHA-NL is now accepting nominations for our annual Mental Health Leadership Award. Click here for more details.
September 4, 2012 - CMHA-NL in partnership with CMHI, CHANNAL, Western Health and the Schizophrenia Society would like you to save the date for the No Stress Fest at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook on November 8th. For more details, please click here to download the poster.
Workplace Mental Health
To learn more about:
Bullying and more
CMHA-NL's Work-Life Balance presentation and related materials are available to anyone who wants to give this session in their own workplace. These resources are free to download and use. Check out our Workplace Mental Health page for more information.
Changing Minds is CMHA-NL's mental illness education program. Please visit our Changing Minds pagefor more information.
This page last updated September 21, 2012