We had the very distinct honour of recognizing three very special volunteers at My Sisters’ Place, Barbara, Joyce and Ginny. Barbara and Joyce both volunteer regularly in My Sisters’ Place kitchen, assisting MSP to prepare and serve nutritious lunches to the women we serve. Ginny “womans” our reception desk every Wednesday. This year marks their 5-year […]Continue reading5 Years of Volunteer Service!
On Wednesday, November 28, volunteers from the 24/7 Support Line enjoyed a brief ceremony to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the service. What began on November 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. with a documented 36 calls that evening has blossomed into an incredibly robust service that has reached thousands of individuals. Since that first evening, […]Continue readingSupport Line Celebrates 2 Years!
On Sunday, November 25, the London Coffee House volunteer, Eenie, retired from her position as our Sunday Sandwich maker. Eight years ago, Eenie was on Dundas Street supporting a family member and was moved by the need of the patrons visiting the London Coffee House, which serves at-risk individuals experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty and isolation. […]Continue readingKind-hearted Sandwich Maker Volunteer Retires after 8 years
CMHA Middlesex is excited to continue their partnership with the London Public Library and London Intercommunity Health and offer a second Welcome Centre on Thursdays at the Sherwood Branch starting Thursday, September 20. CMHA’s Community Wellness Programs and London Intercommunity’s Youth Outreach workers will be on site once a week to provide mental health information […]Continue readingWelcome Centre at London Public Library- Sherwood Branch
The Canadian Mental Health Association joins the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) in inviting all individuals and communities to find a way to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10th. It can be as simple as sending a message to those who are in despair, those who are grieving, and […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day
As students and parents prepare for back-to school-season, CMHA Middlesex is reminding people to keep mental health in mind during the transition. While a new school year can be exciting, it can also cause stress and anxiety. CMHA suggests maintaining positive mental health during this seasonal shift with the following strategies: Take care of your […]Continue readingBack to school mental health tips
CMHA Middlesex joins individuals and organizations worldwide in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day (IAOD) on August 31. IAOD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Raising awareness about preventing overdose is important now more than ever. In Ontario, it’s estimated that an opioid-related overdose death occurs every 10 […]Continue readingOverdose is preventable: know the signs
More than 12,500 Ontarians raised their voices during the recent provincial election campaign to let political candidates know that its time to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care. In addition to garnering signatures, the Erase the Difference campaign created significant social media impact, reaching more than 1.5 […]Continue readingThousands of Ontarians send a strong message to erase the difference
The impact of mental health in the workplace is astounding. Consider that the cost of mental illnesses to the economy is $51 billion a year and that each week 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to a mental health issue. The fact that mental health and the workplace are so closely linked is the reason […]Continue readingSupporting mental health is good for business
From all of us at CMHA Middlesex, thank you to the amazing volunteers we work with every day. We truly appreciate your dedication in helping us support our community.Continue readingVolunteer Appreciation Night