Hockey’s back! As players across the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) lace up for another season, CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services is proud to support the London Knights with Talk Today, a suicide-prevention and mental health awareness program, for the 2021-22 season. Talk Today was created in 2014 in partnership with the OHL […]Continue readingTalk Today is back!
CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services joins Canadians across the country in observing Orange Shirt Day and the country’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. The day was established by the federal government to honour survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of […]Continue readingCMHA commemorates Truth and Reconciliation Day
CMHA Elgin-Middlesex shows solidarity with Indigenous peoples in our community, in Ontario and across Canada In honour of the children who died at residential schools and in recognition of the survivors and their families, we will be changing the colour of our logo to orange until Orange Shirt Day on September 30. Beyond the symbolic, […]Continue readingA Logo for Reconciliation
Over the years, we’ve seen a steady increase in mental health awareness. More and more, we’re hearing and talking about wellness, mindfulness, therapy, stress management and self-care. While it’s exciting to see increased interest in mental health, the popularization of wellness can sometimes lead to misinformation and the desire to profit from it—sometimes even called […]Continue readingBeneath the surface: Self-care myths and facts
CMHA Elgin-Middlesex joins many across the country in reflecting on Canada’s past and future this year on July 1. CMHA is deeply troubled by the revelations from investigations into unmarked grave sites at former residential schools in BC and Saskatchewan. We recognize that for Canada’s Indigenous peoples, this is a day of mourning rather than […]Continue readingA Thoughtful July 1 at CMHA
The latest provincial and national surveys have made it clear that the pandemic’s strain on the mental health of Ontarians has reached all-time highs. The rates of stress, anxiety and depression in the province are worse than ever. If you are struggling and looking for support, CMHA’s BounceBack program remains an effective option to deal […]Continue readingBounce back from worry and stress with free life-skills program
Yesterday morning, the annual Breakfast of Champions event was held, virtually this year. The event is always powerful and inspiring, and today was no different. An important component of Breakfast of Champions is the Champion of Mental Health Awards, an award program started in 2007 by CMHA and St. Joseph’s. The Awards recognize both an […]Continue readingBreakfast of Champions 2021
CMHA and UBC release data on emotional impact of the pandemic for Mental Health Week ELGIN-MIDDLESEX, May 3, 2021: The pandemic is taking an emotional toll on people in Canada, as 77% of adults report feeling so-called negative emotions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The five most common responses across Canada were ‘worried […]Continue readingMental Health Week 2021: How are we feeling? Canadians are worried, bored, stressed, lonely and sad
The power of people working together can bring about monumental changes. That’s why CMHA Elgin-Middlesex joins organizations across the country this week in celebrating National Volunteer Week. The theme this year, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when […]Continue readingLet’s Celebrate National Volunteer Week!
Igniting hope and fostering change by providing a continuum of mental health and addiction education, supports and services will be the mission of the soon-to-be Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services. After many months of working together at the governance, leadership and staff levels, Addiction Services of Thames Valley, […]Continue readingAddiction Services of Thames Valley, CMHA Elgin Middlesex and CMHA Oxford Announce Integration