The Capacity Building & Education division promotes awareness and reduces stigma around mental illness through developing and providing education and programming. We provide speakers and skill development workshops on topics like the myths and realities of mental illness, suicide intervention, mental health in the workplace and surviving war trauma and torture, in order to increase the public’s awareness of mental health and mental illness. See the Training section for more information on all workshops offered.
CMHA Ottawa holds events during Mental Health Week in May and Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. We also promote awareness of mental health related issues in the media to fight the stigma of mental illness.
We also lend out educational videos to the public about mental health.
613-737-7791 ext. 249
Director, Clinical Services / Direcrice, Services Cliniques
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch, is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the mental health of individuals, families and community through advocacy, education and mental health services.
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CMHA Ottawa works to influence change that will improve the social determinants of health, including income, employment, housing, social inclusion, and culture and language for persons with serious mental illness. The branch participates and provides leadership in numerous partnerships, coalitions, advisory committees and working groups including:
- Ottawa Suicide Prevention Network
- Alliance to End Homelessness
- Supportive Housing Network
- Table de Planification Francophone,
- Ottawa Developmental Network Services
- Champlain Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee
- Mental Health Community Support Services
- CMHA Ontario Executive Directors network