As Ontario’s economy gradually re-opens during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new toolkit is now available to support employers and employees in navigating the mental health implications of returning to physical workplaces. Developed by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, in partnership with Mental Health Works and BounceBack Ontario, Return to the workplace: A psychological […]Continue readingNew CMHA toolkit supports employees, employers with planning psychologically-safe return to the workplace
(July 24, 2020) As an organization, CMHA Middlesex has taken much care and consideration in adjusting our service delivery model to operate some programming through phone or virtual means. Through this entire process, the integrity of our services, as well as the safety of our staff, participants and the community have been our top priority. Over […]Continue readingCOVID-19 Service Update: We’ve changed the way we deliver service, but we’re here for you!
At CMHA Middlesex, we understand that this period of time can bring a lot of uncertainty and with it, stress, anxiety and other impacts on your mental wellness. We have compiled information, not only regarding our own services, but also important resources to help you manage your mental wellness during this uncertain time. CMHA is here […]Continue readingMental Health Support during COVID-19
Mental health in the agriculture industry has recently become a topic of growing concern. Farmers face a unique set of challenges, such as weather conditions, crop infestation, animal disease, market volatility, and more. Often these issues are out of farmers’ control, yet directly affect their livelihoods and can negatively impact their well-being. Research shows that […]Continue readingRaising mental health awareness for farmers
BounceBack can provide you with support in your own language. For those struggling with low mood, worry, stress, or mild to moderate depression or anxiety, you can look to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA’s) free skill-building program BounceBack®: Reclaim your health. Through one-on-one telephone coaching and online videos offered in multiple languages, adults and […]Continue readingFeeling low? Stressed? Anxious?
Housing with supports is key to recovery for many people living with mental health or addictions issues. This is one of the main messages that CMHA Middlesex is sharing with the community to mark World Homeless Day this October 10. Evidence indicates that having a place to call home means a better quality of life […]Continue readingWorld Homeless Day highlights the importance of supportive housing
On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, CMHA Middlesex will join international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organization as an important way to raise awareness and advocate for better care for those with mental health issues worldwide. The theme this year is working […]Continue readingCMHA Middlesex recognizes world mental health day
About Mental Health Works: Mental Health Works are a series of workshops that provide person-centered, evidence based, solution focused information specifically geared towards mental health in the work place. The aim of these workshops is to create and promote a culture of awareness, safety and acceptance that allows employees and employers alike a more qualitative […]Continue readingMental Health Works
On a beautiful Saturday evening in September, London and surrounding-area community members came together in support of My Sisters’ Place (MSP) at the second annual Night of Country in the Country. Close to 200 attendees, decked out in plaid shirts, country boots and hats arrived at the Purple Hill Opry in Thorndale, Ontario. George Fox, […]Continue readingCommunity dusts off their country boots in support of My Sisters’ Place
The second week of October brings with it the reminder that millions of Canadians live with mental illnesses every day. Oct 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), and CMHA Middlesex will commemorate the week by hosting a Sharing Our Stories event on October 9 at the Central Public Library. MIAW is an annual national […]Continue readingCMHA Middlesex recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week