Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Volunteering helps you gain experience, acquire new skills, and expand your network of contacts while giving back to your community. At CMHA-NL, there are several areas in which we rely on the expertise and commitment of volunteers, including event coordination, fundraising, administration, graphic design, photography, and more! 

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Become a Member

Help Us Help Others

By becoming a member of CMHA, you will help support our programs, raise awareness and reduce stigma around Mental Health in Newfoundland and Labrador; join others as a volunteer at any of our several events; receive a copy of our annual report and financial statements, and updates on upcoming educational opportunities and events; and vote for directors at our AGM. Thank You!

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We Can't Do This Alone

Every year, the Canadian Mental Health Association of Newfoundland & Labrador relies on the generous support of all those that donate to our organization. But as the need for resources and support grows, so too does our need to fund our operations. Every day our staff is providing front line services like employment counselling and case management that are helping some of our society’s most vulnerable people discover and maintain a rewarding life. If you would like to donate to CMHA-NL, we would greatly appreciate your support.

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In Memory

Saying goodbye is never easy however celebrating the life of a loved one through a donation can mean helping someone else in need. At CMHA-NL we will send a personalized card to the family to recognize your tribute to their loved one.

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Donate Through a Will

In planning your estate, if and when the time is right, please remember the Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador Division in your Will. When you leave a gift in your Will to CMHA-NL, you can redirect funds that would otherwise go to the government in the form of taxes. Your gift will be used to help promote mental health and those with mental illnesses.

(The above information does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. CMHA-NL encourages you to seek professional advice as you plan your estate.)

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Corporate Sponsorship

Learn more about how you can become a corporate sponsor of CMHA-NL and the variety of ways your contribution can work to create real change in our province.

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Your Charity of Choice

Making CMHA-NL your charity of choice is a great way to not only help us spread mental health awareness in our province, but it’s also an excellent way to encourage and empower your office or community.

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Resources

Feelings Wheel

A TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS

The Feeling Wheel can help people recognize and communicate what they are feeling. The inner circle is labeled with names of primary feelings (mad, sad, scared, joyful, powerful, and peaceful). The outer rings contain names of secondary feelings related to the primary ones. Use the Feelings Wheel, by Gloria Willcox, to describe how you’re feeling.

Self-Care Wheel

A TOOL FOR MANAGING STRESS AND ACHIEVING HAPPINESS

With over 80 self-care exercises and healing modalities, the Self-Care Wheel, by Olga Phoenix, is a great beginning for your personalized, preventative, and sustainable Self-Care plan. Use the Self-Care Wheel below to manage every-day stress, increase contentment and life satisfaction, and learn which areas of your life need improvement.

Self-Esteem Journal

A TOOL TO HELP IMPROVE SELF-ESTEEM

Positive journaling has been found to help improve feelings of well-being and self-esteem. Record three daily statements related to your successes, good qualities, and positive experiences. This worksheet, by TherapistAid.com, is great for those who need ideas to journal about and has been designed with daily prompts, such as “Today I accomplished…” and “Something I did for someone…”.

Support vs. ‘Toxic Positivity’

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE

Offering someone ‘toxic positivity’ can often shut down the conversation by making them feel they shouldn’t share their ‘bad’ feelings. Supporting others through validation can let them know that their negative feelings are okay and they are not alone. The chart below, by Whitney Hawkins Goodman, LMFT, provides examples of validating statements versus toxic positivity. Which statement will have a more effective outcome for the person you are trying to support?

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Workplace Mental Health Corporate Sponsor Flyer

HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES

Corporate sponsors bring valuable support, a network of people and, oftentimes. employees who are passionate about creating positive change. Help build a society where people with a mental illness diagnosis can reach out for treatment without fear, shame, or stigma.

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