News and Events
On Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, CMHA Ottawa] will join international mental health organizations In recognizing World Mental Health Day.
CMHA Ottawa has released its 2015/2016 Annual Report, which shares highlights from the past year. Read the full report below.
The first full week of October invites Canadians to share the realities of living with mental health issues through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).
In today’s modern workplace, mental health problems have become the leading cause of disability claims, accounting for 70% of workplace disability management costs in Canada. Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stéphane Grenier knows the toll mental health problems can take on individuals and workplaces firsthand. Traditionally, mental health difficulties in the workplaces have been principally viewed through two lenses – the performance lens and the clinical one. Clinicians treat symptoms and leaders manage behaviours.
We’re pleased to share our 2015-16 annual report. The expansion in our hospital services, an increase in the housing support funds we flow to clients, and new employment based supports are just a few of the ways that we’ve worked to improve mental health and addictions services in our community. Check out the full report to learn more.
CMHA joins people with lived experience of a mental health issue, their families, policy makers, advocates, researchers and others who come together on Sept. 10, 2016 to raise awareness and share strategies to prevent the tragedy of suicide.
On Friday, Sept. 9, Renee Ouimet, Director, Capacity Building and Education, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ottawa, will be available to speak to the media about strategies to help reduce the risk of suicide and services available to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in the local community.
The Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition (OSPC) is hosting a free bilingual breakfast event to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, CMHA Ottawa presents:
“Mental Health in the Workplace: How did we forgot the obvious?”
By Stéphane Grenier
In today’s modern workplace, mental health problems have become the leading cause of disability claims, accounting for 70% of workplace disability management costs in Canada. Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stéphane Grenier knows the toll mental health problems can take on individuals and workplaces firsthand. Traditionally, mental health difficulties in the workplaces have been principally viewed through two lenses – the performance lens and the clinical one. Clinicians treat symptoms and leaders manage behaviors.
Mysterious Barricades is a series of concerts that will be held across Canada on Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. The concerts will be live-streamed for 18 hours.
Ottawa’s concert will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Ottawa, Frieman Hall, 75 Laurier Avenue East.
Sept. 9, 2016, Register now for National Suicide Prevention Ottawa breakfast
In honour of Mental Health Week 2016
CMHA Ottawa and the Creative Well Theatre Project present:
“The Waiting Room”
A Forum Theatre Play addressing the stigmas and systemic barriers attached to mental illness
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa
1355 Bank Street, Suite 402
FREE, all welcome.
Written (with the assistance of Forum Threatre) and acted by members of Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa.
Join us onstage as Spect-Actors to rehearse transforming stigma scene by scene
In honour of Mental Health Week
Ottawa Mental Health Professionals and the general public
are invited to a breakfast presentation by Dr. Andrew Wiens
“How to Avoid Getting Dementia”
This presentation describes recent findings on risk factors for dementia as well as strategies that may reduce their impact.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch
1355 Bank St., Suite 402
Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed by the presentation at 8:30.
Space is limited. Please pre-register with Donna-Lynn Perrin at 613-737-7791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Andrew Wiens is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Ottawa, head of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, of the University of Ottawa, and director of Continuing Medical Education for the Department of Psychiatry.