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2012 Press Releases
December 11, 2012 | HTML
Canadian Mental Health Association Offers 10 Tips for Holiday Peace of Mind and Holiday Grief
The holiday season is a time many of us look forward to—sometimes with anticipation, sometimes with dread. But the typical holiday pressures of more decisions, more cooking and cleaning, more decorating and entertaining mean less time to look after our own health and well-being. Peace on Earth may seem impossible if you don’t have peace of mind ...
September 26, 2012 | HTML
CMHA BC presents 2nd annual Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Awards to mental health champions
Awards honour Paola Ardiles, Stephen Smith and the BC Medical Association for groundbreaking work in mental health and addictions care. Paola Ardiles, Stephen Smith and the BC Medical Association are this year’s recipients of an award named for revered mental health advocate Dr. Nancy Hall, the Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership Award...
June 11, 2012 | HTML
Network calls on Province to Increase Disability Benefit Rates
Changes to disability benefits in B.C. welcome but fail to address the real problem. While the government’s changes to income assistance are welcome, they fail to address the real problem, especially for the many individuals with disabilities who are relying on the Province’s Disability Benefits. The Disability Without Poverty Network* is calling on the Province of BC to increase the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Benefit...
May 8, 2012 | PDF | HTML
CMHA BC Applauds Canada’s First-Ever National Mental Health Strategy
Timing Coincides with CMHA’s Annual Mental Health Week Focusing on Mental Health for Everyone. Today’s historic release of a national mental health strategy by the Mental Health Commission of Canada is a giant step forward in taking mental illness "out of the shadows." The strategy will provide a blueprint for governments, policy makers and service providers...
May 4, 2012 | PDF | HTML
CMHA’s Mental Health Week, May 7-13, 2012 Promotes Mental Health for All with Activities Across BC
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is inviting everyone across BC to spend the 61st annual national Mental Health Week, May 7 – 13, 2012, participating in a festival promoting mental health. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week, Mental Health for All, represents the right of every Canadian to enjoy the best possible mental health ...
February 28, 2012 | PDF | HTML
Hon. Mary Collins to present landmark workplace mental health report at the 2012 Bottom Line Conference
February 29-March 1, 2012 event gathers over 300 workplace leaders to take steps towards building their psychologically healthy workplace
On February 29, 2012 The Honourable Mary Collins will present the landmark report, Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Improving Bottom Line Results and Employee Psychological Well-Being ...
February 8, 2012 | PDF | HTML
Canadian Mental Health Association’s Bounce Back program for low mood and stress has helped over 72,000 British Columbians
Low mood can be particularly common this time of year, when spring may seem further away than ever and all that remains from the holidays is the stress of paying bills. For British Columbians who might be feeling a bit blue, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Bounce Back program may be able to help ...
January 12, 2012 | PDF | HTML
Tips to Beat the Winter Blues at Work
The festivities of the holidays are over and now it’s back to work in cold, grey days. The year’s most depressing day – the Third Monday in January – is looming, when holiday shopping bills start to arrive, New Year’s resolutions go out the window ...