ASIST is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviours. Suitable for all persons in positions of trust: health professionals, social service workers, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, […]Continue readingASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
CMHA Programs and Services
The Canadian Mental Health Association provides recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. Follow the links below for details.
Employment Services provide comprehensive employment assistance to individuals living with mental illness. The program focuses on developing competitive job opportunities to assist people in finding and maintaining employment. Employment Planning Focuses on developing an individualized Employment Action Plan, which includes resume development and interview preparation. Employment Support Workers (ESWs) work with their clients to develop […]Continue readingEmployment Services
Housing Services provide a place to live for those individuals who have a mental illness that is safe and affordable. This allows them to live independently, which helps to improve the quality of their lives. We provide permanent and affordable housing to individuals living with mental illness, enabling them to live independently and improve the […]Continue readingHousing Services
The practice of meditation is used to help people learn to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way. Through this practice, a person is given the opportunity to explore their inner world of mind/body, recognize and mobilize their inner psychological resources and take better care of the self. The course […]Continue readingMindfulness Based Stress Reduction
In May 2010 we launched our Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management Initiative at CMHA. The goal of this initiative is to enhance primary health care and management of chronic diseases for our clients in four strategic areas: Improving access Partnership development Education and health promotion and Coordination of health service delivery Responsiveness to […]Continue readingPrimary Health Care
Call 1-866-856-9276 The Regional Warm Line provides and addresses services to the mental health population. The service aims to provide opportunities, through which participants can gain valuable work experience, enhance skills and provide a much needed service in a supportive and flexible environment. The Warm Line is a pre-crisis telephone support service. The goals of […]Continue readingRegional Warm Line