The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Vernon & District Branch is now operating the North Okanagan Rent Bank, with financial support from BC Rent Bank and the Province of BC. The North Okanagan Rent Bank, based in Vernon, is open and available to renters in low- to- moderate income households who live in the communities of […]Continue readingCMHA Vernon is excited to announce that we have officially launched the North Okanagan Rent Bank Program!
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We are so grateful to have been selected to receive the Sustainable Recovery Grant! We are looking forward to the coaching and support provided through Purppl Resilience & Recovery Program. A huge thank you to the funders who made this opportunity possible; United Way BC – Southern Interior, Interior Savings, Community Foundation North Okanagan, the […]Continue readingAwarded the Sustainable Recovery Grant
We are disheartened to share with you that sometime between the evening of Wednesday, July 14 and the early hours of Thursday, July 15, someone stole our Stihl leaf blower and Makita Hedge clippers. These two pieces of equipment are of great value to our organization, participants and community. The missing equipment creates a considerable […]Continue readingMissing Lawn Equipment
After many months of offering peer support virtually and by phone, we are so excited that we can now provide support in person! At this time, we ask that you call ahead to book an appointment as we can only accommodate a small number of people in our office space. To book an appointment, please […]Continue readingWe are happy to spread the news that we will reopen our peer support office doors Monday, July 19th.
Thank you, Interior Savings Community Investment Fund, for supporting CMHA Vernon’s journey towards opening our Recovery College! CMHA Vernon’s Recovery College will be a welcoming, friendly place where anyone in the community can walk in and learn more about mental health. The need for accessible information about taking care of our mental health has increased […]Continue readingInterior Savings Announces $120,000 Investment in Local Communities
July 13, 2021: In honour of the children who died at residential schools and in recognition of the survivors and their families, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will be changing the colour of its logo to orange until Orange Shirt Day on September 30. Beyond the symbolic, the orange logo also signifies our commitment […]Continue readingCMHA shows solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Thank you to TD Canada Trust Branch and ATM (Anderson Way) for their generous donation towards our Care to Speak program. Over the past year and half, health care workers have made significant personal sacrifices and juggled challenging work conditions on behalf of their work. With Care to Speak, continuing care and community health care […]Continue readingGenerous Donation towards Care to Speak Program.
Toronto, ON June 21, 2021: The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is deeply troubled by the findings of the remains of 215 children in unmarked and undocumented graves at a residential school in Kamloops, BC. We extend our deepest condolences to those who are grieving and for whom this news reawakens or compounds pain and […]Continue readingCanadian Mental Health Association on Reconciliation and mental health
The Restorative Justice Society – North Okanagan (RJSNO) and Canadian Mental HealthAssociation Vernon and District Branch (CMHA Vernon), are releasing the following jointstatement regarding Restorative Justice Services for the Vernon/North Okanagan area. Restorative Justice programming in our community provides important services to peopleharmed by crime, as well as their families, friends and the broader population. […]Continue readingThe Restorative Justice Joins CMHA Vernon & District
BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program that helps adults and youth 15+ learn to manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Through telephone coaching and skill-building workbooks, participants can learn ways to overcome their symptoms and improve their mental well-being. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy, BounceBack has been shown to […]Continue readingYou can learn to think and feel better!