Ontario’s CMHAs call for significant funding increase to community mental health and addictions this Bell Let’s Talk Day

Jan. 25, 2023 – Canadian Mental Health Associations (CMHAs) across Ontario are calling on the province for a substantial, immediate and ongoing base funding increase for the community mental health and addiction sector on this Bell Let’s Talk Day. This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day is focused on committing to significant action to create positive change in mental health and…

Friendly Callers – 2SLGBTQ+ Seniors Advisory Committee Expression of Interest

The Friendly Callers – 2SLGBTQ+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and other identities within the community) Older Adults and Seniors Advisory Committee consists of individuals ages 55+ who live within the Thames Valley Region. The purpose of the committee is to provide strategic planning, advice, and expertise in the implementation of a Supportive Friendly Callers program for 2SLGBTQ+…

Program Spotlight: Elgin Homelessness Prevention Team

We are excited to be highlighting our Homelessness Prevention Team in Elgin County! The Elgin Homelessness Prevention Team has operated in some capacity for nearly 10 years through legacy organization CMHA Elgin and its partnership with the City of St. Thomas. The Team is comprised of four staff providing system navigation and addiction and mental health support: Diane Ingram, Ashley…

Acknowledging this Season of Celebrations

A Message from Our Co-CEOs: As the cold weather approaches, the days get shorter, and 2022 draws to an end, we often may enter a period of calm and reflection.  This time allows us to think about the past year and the challenges and opportunities that have come our way.  We are pleased to have been able to serve our…

CMHA TVAMHS recognizes National Addiction Awareness Week

November 20-26 marks National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW), an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction in cooperation with all its partner organizations, including CMHA. This years’ theme for National Addictions Awareness Week is a Community of Caring, placing the spotlight on how different communities across the country are helping individuals with problematic substance…

CMHA commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services joins individuals and organizations worldwide to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. These acts of violence are due to stigma and discrimination against their identity and community. Research has found…

648 Huron Entrance Undergoing Repairs

The Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre located at 648 Huron St. is undergoing repairs in the entrance vestibule November 8th-10th, 2022. Starting at 7am November 8th, the vestibule will be closed. Those wishing to enter the building will do so by the rear entrance, located on the North side of the building.This entrance is accessible by using the laneway…

CMHA TVAMHS Launches First Point of Contact Form

In 2021, CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services was launched as an integrated agency serving London, Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Exeter, and Goderich. We amalgamated our four legacy agencies to create one that would allow for efficient, convenient, and coordinated addiction and mental health supports in our region and we are pleased to share that we have created a…

Agriculture Wellness Ontario launches with three free farming mental health programs 

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) are proud to announce the launch of Agriculture Wellness Ontario, a suite of programs designed to ensure farmers are getting mental health support when and where they need it.   Living in rural areas, and the stigma surrounding mental health, can make it more difficult for farmers…

Overdose is preventable: know the signs

There were more than 2,800 opioid-related deaths in Ontario in 2021. To combat this crisis, CMHA Thames Valley Addiction & Mental Health Services joins individuals and organizations 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. An overdose is a toxic amount of one…