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…

Our Statement on the Forgotten 519

We stand with our colleagues, friends, and partners who have come together to cultivate change in the face of the distressing levels of poverty, homelessness, and insecurity found in our city.  With our focus sharpened by the actions of the Forgotten 519, we support the continuation and deepening of compassion and concern for those in our community who are experiencing…

CMHA TVAMHS Celebrates Self-Care Day

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services joins individuals and organizations around the globe in celebrating International Self-Care Day on July 24, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness. A self-care task should not be big or complicated – in fact, when energy and resolve is low,…

CMHA recognizes PTSD Awareness Day

CMHA Thames Valley Addiction and Mental Health Services joins individuals and organizations around the world in recognizing PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) Awareness Day. PTSD Awareness Day was officially recognized for the first time in Ontario by the provincial government in 2019. PTSD is an anxiety disorder involving exposure to a traumatic event which could include crimes, natural disasters, accidents, war…

Newly renovated Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre provides seamless, integrated service for individuals in crisis

(LONDON, June 7, 2022) – Individuals in crisis, who are feeling suicidal or experiencing severe symptoms of mental illness, emotional trauma or substance withdrawal will have access to local integrated mental health and addictions care in an accessible, modern space now that renovations are complete at a key location. Renovations at the Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Centre, operated by…