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 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
LONDON | MIDDLESEX | ELGIN | OXFORD, ONT., July 16, 2021: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services, formerly Addiction Services of Thames Valley (ADSTV), CMHA Elgin-Middlesex, and CMHA Oxford County, is pleased to provide a community update. Following an update in April 2021, leadership is pleased to announce that […]Continue readingNew addiction and mental health agency across Thames Valley region provides integration update
New information released by The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN), the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario/Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and Public Health Ontario shows that 2020 was the most tragic year on record in opioid-related deaths, with 249 deaths reported in December 2020 alone. There were 2,426 opioid-related deaths reported in 2020, […]Continue readingOpioid-related deaths at all-time high
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