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
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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Vernon and District Branch is raising funds for its annual Gift of Hope Campaign to support mental health in the North Okanagan. “Of course, this year has been particularly challenging,” said Julia Payson, Executive Director, “but we are here to bring hope and help, and to let our community […]Continue readingCMHA Raising Funds for Local 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!
This month we are Giving Thanks for all our amazing supporters! We can not say enough about Shepherd’s Home Hardware who gave an in-kind donation of over $16,000 of flooring! That made a huge improvement in the homes of those living in our residential facilities and affordable housing. CMHA, in partnership with Mental Health Services, […]Continue readingFloored by the support from Shepherd’s Hardware
This month we are Giving Thanks to our wonderful supporters. The CMHA Vernon & District’s Crisis Line got a huge boost when the Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation donated $10,000! This donation came at a key time as calls have been increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Crisis Line offers free, 24/7, confidential and […]Continue readingPacific Blue Cross boosts Crisis Line
This October we are Giving Thanks for our amazing supporters! This year Vernon Doctors’ Hockey Tournament Society donated $2,500 in memory of Laura Taylor. During the annual physician hockey tournament, the Laura Taylor memorial award is given to a player demonstrating great perseverance and with the award goes a $2,500 donation to our local CMHA. […]Continue readingVernon Doctors Remember Colleague with Donation
This month we are Giving Thanks for our amazing supporters. The Medicine Shoppe has been a great supporter of Ride Don’t Hide and of CMHA for years. We appreciate all the financial, moral and volunteer support! It is through the combined support of businesses, private individuals, foundations and government grants that we are able to […]Continue readingThank you to the Medicine Shoppe
This month we are Giving Thanks for all our wonderful supporters! In April, CMHA received $75,000 from the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. These funds were allocated to provide local youth between the ages of 7-18 with peer support, life skills, and mentorship programs. To […]Continue readingYouth Programs get huge boost!
This month we are Giving Thanks for our amazing supporters! Today we are thankful for the Vernon Punjabi Heritage Society for their donation of over $4000! The funds were a result of their samosa sale. We are thankful for all the work and effort put into raising those funds. We also want to thank the […]Continue readingThanks for the delicious fundraiser!