For decades, mental health and addictions services in communities throughout Ontario have been chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health care system. The result: it’s impossible to meet the needs of Ontarians. Wait times are up. Programs have been cut. People are falling through the cracks. However, we’re on the cusp of something […]Continue readingErase the Difference
The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of the oldest continuing voluntary health organizations in Canada. It began existence as the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene (C.N.C.M.H.), founded by Dr. Clarence M. Hincks and Clifford W. Beers in January 26, 1918. Hincks was very interested in the field because he had experienced bouts of […]Continue readingHistory of C.M.H.A.: Celebrating 100 Years
Ontario children and youth age 24 and younger now have access to more than 4,400 free prescription medications, as part of an expansion of OHIP announced yesterday (Jan. 1). Through OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare, individuals must only present their Ontario health card number along with a valid prescription at an Ontario pharmacy and medicine will […]Continue readingOntario announces free prescription medication for children, youth age 24 and younger
Mark Graham, CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge is pleased to share the accreditation results from the November 2017 survey completed by Accreditation Canada. “I am very proud of the hard work demonstrated by our staff,” says Mr. Graham. “This accreditation is our personal best, having gone beyond the requirements of […]Continue readingAccredited with Exemplary Standing
Paul Markewitz, a Peterborough-area artist, has generously donated two of his paintings to the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge. These pieces, entitled Before the Storm and Black-capped Chikadee – Resting at Sumack Lane, will help us create a welcoming, calming atmosphere for our clients. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your beautiful work with us and […]Continue readingLocal artist donates paintings to C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.
At the Arts-Ability: Taking the Stage event on November 16, The REACHERS were joined by other performers for a beautiful rendition of Lean On Me. If you weren’t able to attend, or would simply enjoy re-living the moment, please watch the video below. Thank you again to everyone who made this event successful.Continue readingLean On Me performance at Arts-Ability: Taking the Stage
On Dec. 7, Mark Graham, our CEO, and Kerri Davies, Manager of Community Engagement, were delighted to accept a donation of $3000 from Andrew Pyle and The Pyle Group of Scotia Wealth Management. Your generous support of suicide prevention means a great deal to our community. Thank you!Continue readingThe Pyle Group of Scotia Wealth Management supports suicide prevention
Thank you to Beverly Handlechner of the Peterborough Guild of Arts & Craft for presenting us with a donation of $500, raised through the annual Hand of Man Art and Craft Sale this past October. Your generosity towards Team 55 will help us tackle suicide awareness throughout our community. For more information about the Hand of […]Continue readingPeterborough Guild of Arts & Crafts supports Team 55
“Giving Tuesday” is a National day of giving, a movement to encourage individuals to join together and give back during the holiday season. The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge is hosting our annual No Gala-Gala as part of GivingTuesday. There will be refreshments and a cash bar, as well as a silent […]Continue readingYou’re invited to our No Gala-Gala!
On December 6, Dr. James Parker, faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Trent University will share his insights about emotional intelligence. The session will be held at Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St., between 8:30 and 10 a.m.. Registration and continental breakfast starts at 8 a.m. The session fee is $15 and registration […]Continue readingWhy Emotional Intelligence Matters at Work