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
ELGIN COUNTY, ON, March 22nd, 2021: The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Elgin-Middlesex, Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Aylmer Police Service are pleased to announce a new collaborative initiative that will provide support to residents in Elgin County who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The newly formed Mobile Crisis Response Team […]Continue readingMOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM GOES INTO ACTION TODAY IN AYLMER AND ELGIN COUNTY
(Toronto, March 15, 2021) – As we mark the one-year anniversary of the province’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, a new survey is highlighting alarming trends that indicate the pandemic’s strain on the mental health of Ontarians has reached all-time highs. The latest polling data commissioned by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division shows that only […]Continue readingThird poll in CMHA Ontario series indicates mental health impact of COVID-19 at all-time high
Province’s mental health leaders launch Everything Is Not OK campaign calling on governments to take immediate action TORONTO, ONT. (March 9, 2021) – Ontario’s leading mental health and addiction organizations are coming together to say Everything Is Not OK in a new campaign that highlights the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health of children, […]Continue readingEverything Is Not OK: 74% of Ontarians experiencing increased mental health and substance use challenges during the pandemic
From March 1-7, CMHA Elgin Middlesex will recognize the valuable contributions and expertise of Ontario social workers, including the many social workers working at the Elgin-Middlesex branches. Social Work Week annually celebrates the profession and the valuable work of approximately 18,000 registered Ontario social workers.Continue readingCMHA Celebrates Social Work Week 2021
On March 1, CMHA Elgin-Middlesex joins organizations across Ontario in recognizing Black Mental Health Day. This annual event aims to recognize the ongoing impact on mental health that results from staying silent on issues of anti-Black racism in public services and raise awareness of the specific mental health needs of […]Continue readingCMHA Elgin Middlesex recognizes Black Mental Health Day
Deemed an essential service by the Ontario government, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Elgin-Middlesex remains open and is ensuring community mental health and addictions supports are safely available. In accordance with Public Health measures and provincial guidelines, CMHA Elgin-Middlesex continues to deliver services in the best manner possible to protect public health and safety, by […]Continue readingCOVID-19 Service Update: We are open and here to support you!
As the cold and snow of winter sinks in, Ontarians may find themselves lacking energy as the days grow shorter. Research in Ontario suggests that 15 per cent of the general population have experienced the winter blues, which can include changes in appetite and lethargy. The winter blues differs from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, […]Continue readingTips to kick the winter blues