NORTH VANCOUVER BC May 3, 2019 – On the eve of Mental Health Week, the Canadian Mental Health Association North West Vancouver branch is proud to celebrate our wonderful Blenz café team as the winners of the City of North Vancouver’s Outstanding Squad Award. What many people don’t know is that CMHA operates the Blenz café at […]Continue readingMental Health – It’s time to celebrate!
Happy New Year! As we move into 2019, CMHA NWV is seeing many changes, including welcoming Marionne Facundo to the team as our new Homeless Outreach Coordinator. With this change also comes new hours for drop-in outreach services. If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of homelessness, come to our office […]Continue readingUpdated Drop-In Hours
As the days get shorter and sunlight decreases many of us will catch a case of the doldrums, but for some, the darker months of winter can bring serious mood changes called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). About 2 to 3% of Canadians will experience a major episode of SAD in their lifetime, while another 15% […]Continue readingLight Reading comes to Kelty Resource Centre
Written by Julia Kaisla, Executive Director, CMHA NWV Today is #GivingTuesday. It is an international day of charitable giving to non-profit organisations that are addressing local and global challenges. It’s a perfect opportunity for charities to harness these benevolent intentions and raise much-needed funds to help them further their cause. Like charities across the nation, […]Continue readingGiving Thanks This Tuesday
Oct 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). CAMIMH’s mandate is to ensure that mental illness and mental health are placed on the national agenda so that Canadians receive appropriate access to care and support. CMHA is […]Continue readingMental Illness Awareness Week: Oct 1-7, 2018
On October 1st from 5:00 – 9:00 PM, join us at Chipotle at Unit 879 Park Royal North as we Eat for Change! When you show our flyer or mention our fundraiser to the cashier, 33% of your purchase will be donated to support our Steps Youth Program. Invite your friends and family to indulge in […]Continue readingOn October 1st, Eat for Change!
The Canadian Mental Health Association calls for new legislation to bring mental health into balance with physical health. TORONTO (ONTARIO) September 17, 2018 – Over half of Canadians (53%) consider anxiety and depression to be ‘epidemic’ in Canada, with that perception spiking amongst younger people, according to a new survey commissioned by the Canadian Mental […]Continue readingOver half of Canadians consider anxiety and depression ‘epidemic’
You can help someone who is thinking about suicide By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This is the one day a year focused solely on awareness around the issue of suicide and its prevention and this year, we’re spreading the message that […]Continue readingWorld Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th
Thank you! CMHA North and West Vancouver Branch would like to give a big thank you to Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation for their generous donation to support programming for youth on the North Shore. Thanks to their contribution, we were able to pilot our Steps program to youth ages 19-29. After successfully hosting Steps for the […]Continue readingPacific Blue Cross is helping us serve North Shore youth
June 21 of every year marks an opportunity in Canada to recognize the contributions that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples have made to Canada. And these contributions continue to be significant and increasing across all sectors and aspects of our national identity and history. We owe a debt of gratitude to the First Peoples […]Continue readingNational Indigenous People’s Day: An Open Letter From CMHA