On October 10, 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 Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access, to address the impact of COVID-19 on our mental health and to ensure no one is denied mental health care.
CMHA branches across the province provide a variety of mental health programs and services. CMHA Middlesex offers a variety of services and programs including crisis support, housing supports, community wellness and education, rural support and more. To learn more about what CMHA Middlesex offers visit our services page or fill out our welcome form.
CMHA Ontario’s BounceBack program has developed a mental health tip sheet to support those who may be experiencing heightened mental health challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tip sheet, titled 10 things you can do right now to reduce anxiety, stress, worry related to COVID-19, offers 10 quick and easy things anyone can do to alleviate mild-to-moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression at a time when these difficulties may be exacerbated. Tips include managing news consumption, challenging unhelpful thoughts, staying socially connected, helping others, spending time outdoors and more.
If you or someone you know need mental health support, call Reach Out 24/7 at 519-433-2023, text 519-433-2023 or connect by webchat at www.reachout247.ca. You can also receive in-person support at our 24/7 walk-in Crisis Centre at 648 Huron Street.