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January 26, 2015 The OTTAWA 67’s and CMHA Ottawa make mental health a focus at Jan. 30 game

(Ottawa) – At the Ottawa 67’s home game on Jan. 30, the 67′s and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch (CMHA Ottawa) are teaming up in a game day event to raise awareness about the importance of mental health.

January 20, 2015 Upcoming Integrated Treatment for Concurrent Disorders Training

We still have space in our Integrated Treatment for Concurrent Disorders training in February. This interactive training program is for professionals who work with people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use.

English: February 3-5, 2015
French: February 24-26, 2015

January 14, 2015 Motivational interviewing: helping clients move towards change

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change.

January 8, 2015 Upcoming training in January

We’re offering two training opportunities in January: Complex Issues. Clear Solutions. and safeTALK.

What: Complex Issues. Clear Solutions
When: January 20, 2015
Where: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank Street, Suite 402
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $250

What: safeTALK
When: January 21, 2015
Where: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank Street, Suite 402
Time: 1:00-4:30pm
Cost: $60

December 18, 2014 We're partnering with The Royal to offer two ASIST workshops

When: January 31-February 1 and February 28-March 1, 2015
Where: The Royal (1145 Carling Ave, Room 1424)
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $200; $180 (students)

November 12, 2014 A village of support: CMHA Ottawa helps clients quit smoking

CMHA Ottawa’s smoking cessation program is a unique program that helps people with severe mental illness quit smoking.

November 6, 2014 Partners for Progress peer support program

“I guess the goal is to get people out in the community to discover new ways of connecting with other people that are beneficial to both peer and peer supporter. It’s very much a mutually beneficial type of arrangement.” -Peer Supporter

November 6, 2014 Local business to hold a fundraiser for CMHA and suicide prevention on Nov. 8

Alla Moda Hair and Personal Care will be holding a grand re-opening on Nov. 8 and proprietor Lilianne Baidoun has generously decided to use that occasion to contribute to mental health in our community.

October 28, 2014 CMHA Ottawa's first Video Annual Report

Over the past year, we helped 1,700 people get back on their feet through our programs and services.

October 16, 2014 CMHA Ontario and the OHL team-up to promote suicide awareness, mental health of young athletes

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the OHL have launched a new partnership, Talk Today, with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Talk Today has been designed for the OHL and is aimed at raising awareness about suicide and promoting the mental health of young athletes. The strength of the program lies within the network of 31 CMHA branches across the province.

Featured Events

Come celebrate our new Community Appreciation Awards!

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Where: R.A. Centre, Clark Hall (2451 Riverside Dr)
Time: 8:30am-10:30am

"Stitching Our Society Safety Net" brings poverty issues to municipal election

Anti-poverty activists will bring their concerns to candidates in the upcoming municipal election at a media conference and unveiling of a giant quilt at City Hall, with remarks by Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Diane Holmes.

When: Monday, September 29, 2014
Where: Jean Piggot Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Time: 12pm

Join us for a free safeTALK on World Suicide Prevention Day

CMHA Ottawa and the Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition are conducting a free safeTALK workshop to commemorate the September 10th World Suicide Prevention Day.

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Where: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank St, Suite 402 (Room D)
Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm

World Suicide Prevention Day: Workshop on suicide prevention among youth

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Where: McKellar Field House (539 Wavell Ave)
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

World Suicide Prevention Day: A breakfast conversation on suicide prevention

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Where: R.A. Centre, Clark Hall (2451 Riverside Dr)
Time: 8:00am-10:00am

Mental Health Week: "Stigma and the Mental Health Professional" featuring Dr. Heather Stuart

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Where: R.A. Centre, Clark Hall (2451 Riverside Dr)
Time: 8:30am-10am

Free financial literacy workshop for mental health workers

When: April 30, 2014
Where: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank St, Suite 402
Time: 2-4pm

Transitioning from Youth to Adult Mental Health Services Forum at the University of Ottawa

When: April 16, 2014
Where: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Building, Room: 4007
Time: 9am-1pm

Innovative TREES program helps employment service providers

Training and Resources to Enhance Employment Supports (TREES) is an interactive training session that builds the capacity of employment service providers, so they can work more comfortably and confidently with job seekers who have mental health problems.

When: April 15-17, 2014
Where: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank Street, Suite 402

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