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.

Key Values & 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


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.

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.

Seniors Mental Health

The Seniors’ Mental Health Education Program addresses many mental health issues including depression, psychosis, substance use, delirium, dementia, suicide, aging, and promoting recovery and well-being in the later years of life.

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.

Tattered Teddies & Straight Talk

Tattered Teddies and Straight Talk are workshops offered by CMHA-NL’s regional offices to address the specific needs of children and youth at risk of suicide.


Ride Don’t Hide

Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted by CMHA-NL with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Tickle Swim for Mental Health

August 18, 2018 (weather permitting)

Tickle Swim for Mental Health is a 5 km swim across the Tickle from Bell Island to Portugal Cove to raise awareness about mental health issues.

Hot Soup Cool Jazz

Hot Soup Cool Jazz is an annual fundraiser in support of 5 non profits and their work to support youth at risk

Mental Health Week

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.


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 who are unemployed (or under-employed), to obtain and maintain competitive employment.


CMHA Brochures

CMHA offers a wide array of brochures on various topics related to mental health and mental illness. To find out more please click the link below.

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