WHAT WE DO

  • CMHA-NL's Workplace Mental Health Program and our Education Program offer mental health training and educational sessions for individuals, workplaces, schools, and other groups. From two-day certification courses to lunch-and-learns, our qualified facilitators can customize sessions to meet your needs. We also meet requests for information booths at conferences, schools, and other events.
 
  • CMHA-NL's Justice Program Case Managers work with individuals involved in the NL corrections system to promote recovery and reduce recidivism. Our team assists members of the Justice Program with a variety of needs, including housing, food security, employment, counseling, and more. Case Managers work with members while incarcerated and following their release for a period of up to 18 months.
 
  • CMHA-NL’s At Work Program provides employment support for people living with a mental health issue or mental illness who are unemployed or under-employed and are seeking meaningful employment. The At Work Program also provides wage subsidies for employers. The Employment Support Coordinator works with employers and employees to ensure a smooth transition to work.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on the essential contributions of our membership, volunteers, monthly and legacy donors, and community partners to continue to grow our services and programs across Newfoundland and Labrador. If you would like to help, but are not sure how, we invite you to start by getting to know us! Subscribe to our e-news HERE.
OUR CORE FUNCTIONS
  • BUILDING CAPACITY — CMHA-NL is building capacity by strengthening the capacity of individuals, families, professionals, organizations, and communities to address mental health needs.
  • INFLUENCING POLICY — Influencing the design and implementation of policies and services related to mental health has been another way we've been able to make widespread, meaningful change.
  • PROVIDING SERVICES — CMHA-NL also provides services and supports that maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
  • DEVELOPING RESOURCES — Building the financial and human resources and partnerships required to address mental health needs has been another vital way that CMHA-NL has been able to affect change on both personal and professional levels.
OUR KEY VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
  • Embracing the voice of people with mental health issues
  • Promoting inclusion
  • Working collaboratively
  • Influencing the social determinants of health (e.g. housing, justice)
  • Focusing on the mental health needs of all age groups
  • Using evidence to inform our work
  • Being transparent and accountable

CMHA-NL's 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

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Education.

Workplace Mental Health Program

The Workplace Mental Health program addresses work/life balance, building respectful workplaces, and dealing with stress and mental illness in the workplace.

Education Program

CMHA-NL’s Education Program offers mental health and mental illness awareness and educational sessions for children, youth, young adults and parents through schools, community groups, and community centres.

Recovery College and Online Courses

Mental Health First Aid (Basic; Youth; Seniors), ASIST, safeTALK, Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training, Changing Minds, and more! Check out CMHA-NL’s upcoming training opportunities for individuals and groups.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will help you to support someone who may be experiencing a decline in or crisis with mental health.

Mental Health First Aid – Seniors

Mental Health First Aid – Seniors is an adaptation of the MHFA Standard course that is intended to increase the capacity of seniors, families (informal caregivers), friends, staff in care settings and communities to promote mental health in seniors, prevent mental illness and suicide wherever possible in seniors and intervene early when problems first emerge.

Changing Minds

Changing Minds, anti-stigma mental illness education program, featuring people with lived experience who help others understand, respect, and develop communication skills to better support individuals who have a mental illness.

Think Twice

Think Twice is a provincial anti-stigma and mental illness education initiative for youth.

Kids Have Stress, Too!

Kids Have Stress, Too! helps parents and caregivers understand childhood stress and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively.

Events.

Mental Health Week

May 3-9, 2021

Mental Health Week is a national CMHA program that is held annually during the first week in May to engage all Canadians on the topic of mental health.

Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually

June 2021

Ride Don’t Hide is an annual community bike ride that brings mental health into the open while raising essential funds for mental health initiatives in our province. 

Tickle Swim for Mental Health

August 2021

The Tickle Swim for Mental Health is a 5 km open-ocean swim across the Tickle from Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s to Bell Island to raise awareness and funds for mental health.

Services.

Workplace Mental Health Program

The Workplace Mental Health program addresses work/life balance, building respectful workplaces, and dealing with stress and mental illness in the workplace.

Education Program

CMHA-NL’s Education Program offers mental health and mental illness awareness and educational sessions for children, youth, young adults and parents through schools, community groups, and community centres.

Justice Program

The Justice Program provides in-reach to inmates with mental illness at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and intensive case management/community support after release for a period of one year.

At Work Program

At Work assists individuals with mental health issues and are unemployed (or under-employed) obtain and maintain competitive employment.

Resources

Back to Work Checklist

Transitioning back to the workplace is on many Canadians’ minds as we focus on what will hopefully be a gradual recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us, this will be a significant change in our routines, which can bring about unique stressors.

Embracing Experiences – Community Report

Embracing Experiences’ is an independent public report, sponsored and funded by CMHA-NL. At its heart are the words of 40 people with lived experience who were interviewed about their experiences with mental health and addictions services in Newfoundland and Labrador. This is a summary of the full report.

Embracing Experiences – Full Report

Embracing Experiences’ is an independent public report, sponsored and funded by CMHA-NL. At its heart are the words of 40 people with lived experience who were interviewed about their experiences with mental health and addictions services in Newfoundland and Labrador. This is the full report.

Embracing Experiences – Companion Documents

Embracing Experiences’ is an independent public report, sponsored and funded by CMHA-NL. These are the background documents for the project: Recruitment Poster, Consent Form, Interview Guide and Coding Definitions.

BounceBack®

BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program effective in helping adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Participants can customize their own program, learn ways to overcome their symptoms and improve their mental well-being now and in the future. Available to Newfoundland and Labrador residents in English and in French.

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.

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