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Media Releases

We have many exciting and newsworthy initiatives and events happening throughout the year that you may want to know about. In this section, the media and the general public can be the first to know what the CMHA Durham office is up to, just as the news breaks.
Media Contact:
Mireille Huneault
Health Promotions/Media Relations Specialist
Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham
905-436-8760 ext. 137

October 6, 2014 Teaming up with the Oshawa Generals and the Ontario Hockey League to launch Talk Today, an exciting new initiative

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.

February 7, 2013 CMHA Durham Awarded Four Year Exemplary Accreditation Standing

Oshawa (February, 2013) – The Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA Durham) is celebrating some additional accreditation success.

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November 21, 2012 RBC After School Grants Program Generously Funds Youth Activity and Support Program (YASP)

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.

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November 14, 2012 CMHA Durham Receives Exemplary Accreditation Standing

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.

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October 18, 2012 T.A.M.I. and Partner Organizations Recognized for Excellence with Mental Health Commission of Canada’s National Partnership Award

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.

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September 30, 2012 Healthy Living Program Awarded with Leading Practice

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.

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November 1, 2011 Access to Health Care Improves for Durham Residents without a Health Care Provider

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.

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November 10, 2010 Local Mental Health Task Group Launches Resource Guide Giving Hope by Helping Families Navigate the Mental Health System in Durham Region

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.

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