Health Promotions/Media Relations Specialist
Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham
905-436-8760 ext. 137
CMHA Durham is proud to be a part of an exciting new initiative called Talk Today. This is a provincewide program developed and delivered in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and its local clubs, CMHA Ontario and our branch.
Talk Today has been designed for the league and its players and is aimed at raising awareness about suicide and promoting the mental health of young athletes.
Oshawa (February, 2013) – The Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA Durham) is celebrating some additional accreditation success.
Oshawa November, 2012 – Thanks to support from the RBC After School Grants Project, the Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA Durham) is providing a new program for youth called YASP – Youth Activity and Support Program. YASP is a program specific for youth who are in high school and who are living independently in Durham region.
Oshawa (November, 2012) – The Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA Durham) has achieved the highest level of excellence award from Accreditation Canada exemplifying their ongoing commitment and dedication of providing clients and their families with the highest quality health services. It is with high honour that CMHA Durham accepts this ‘Accreditation with Exemplary Standing’ with this being their fourth Accreditation since 2003 when CMHA Durham was the first CMHA branch in Canada to receive a full Accreditation from Accreditation Canada.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) created the MHCC’s 5th Anniversary National Mental Health Awards to recognize programs, projects and initiatives across the country that are having a profound influence on our mental health system.
Oshawa (September, 2012) – In August 2012, the Healthy Living Program (HLP) at Canadian Mental Health Association Durham received great news recognizing their excellence and innovation in healthcare. The HLP was awarded the designation of Leading Practice from Accreditation Canada. The program will be formally recognized in February 2013 at the Accreditation Canada Quality Conference.
CMHA Durham Open House Showcases New Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
Oshawa – Some 100 community and business leaders joined representatives of local health care agencies at an Open House at Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA Durham), receiving specially guided tours of the centre and its variety of services. Showcased on tours were the new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, which provides primary health care services to Durham Region residents who do not have a health care provider, and the new Healthy Living Program.
OSHAWA – Families are one of the most important resources for individuals with mental illness. But without accurate information and adequate support, families are often unsure where to turn or what they can do to help their loved one. A new resource guide will help families get the information they need to connect to services, plan for the future, and work towards recovery.