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Two females having a conversation over coffee

CMHA's York Region South Simcoe wants us to get serious about mental health

Bell Let’s Talk, taking place on Jan. 25, is the perfect catalyst to talk about mental health, writes Rebecca Shields

New mental health program offers game-changing fast access to therapy

New mental health program offers game-changing fast access to therapy

Free program for youth and adults to learn skills to manage anxiety and depression

Newmarket Desjardins agent George Rappos

Local Desjardins agent matching donations for youth mental health

George Rappos is supporting the local CMHA branch for the third year in a row

'Look at what you have and what you can give': Despite darkness, there is light to be found this holiday season

'Look at what you have and what you can give': Despite darkness, there is light to be found this holiday season

CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association York Region, rabbi and pastor weigh in on bringing back festive cheer amid these challenging times

Vince's Market - Community Beacon of Light Award Honouree

"Beacons” of support honoured by CMHA York Region-South Simcoe

People who go the extra mile for non-profits are shining stars, and this fall CMHA-YRSS turned the spotlight on their own “Beacons” who have helped light the path for 2022.


Telus Barrie and Simcoe County community board donates to local mental health

Telus Friendly Future Foundation has donated $10,000 to support MOBYSS and youth mental health programs

Santa Fund

‘We all want to feel seen’: York Region Santa Fund in business of giving holiday hope

It is an honour to be selected as one of the local nonprofits being supported through the Metroland Santa Fund! Being a part of this special initiative means our clients will receive a token of hope this holiday season.

Aurora Bell Box Murals Project

Aurora Bell Box Murals unify local artists through creativity

Residents can reflect at any one of nine brightly-coloured art pieces located around town

CMHA receives Queen's Jubilee pin

Newmarket, Aurora organizations honoured with Queen's Jubilee pins

Thank you to MP Tony Van Bynen for recognizing and awarding CMHA with the Queen’s Jubilee Pin for the leadership and compassion provided in Newmarket-Aurora.

2022 Business Excellence Awards

Chamber announces finalists for 2022 Business Excellence Awards

Representing the non-profit sector this year will be finalists Abuse Hurts, CMHA, and Rose of Sharon.

9-8-8 mental crisis and suicide hotline number to launch November 2023

Rebecca Shields, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for York Region and South Simcoe, said that the CMHA is in “complete support” of a 9-8-8 number.

Aurora Bell Box Murals Project

CMHA, Aurora Cultural Centre partner on Bell Box mural program

The new art initiative will transform nine run-of-the-mill Bell telephone boxes into art pieces, responding to Call to Action #83 from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Report.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Let’s think about mental illness Oct. 3 – 9

“Mental illness is an actual health care condition. It’s an illness, so we need to talk about it just like we talk about cancer. It’s an actual biophysical illness,” says CEO, Rebecca Shields.

National Seniors Day

Mental health support for our older adults must be a priority

By 2031, 1 in 5 York Region residents will be 65 or older, Rebecca Shields writes

Mental Health in Motion raises nearly $175,000 for MOBYSS youth programs

Running, walking or cycling, more than 400 community members in York Region and South Simcoe came together to raise much-needed funds for local mental health programs serving youth.

Prioritizing youth and immigrants, CMHA readies for fundraiser

‘The tsunami of the mental health needs is only increasing’ says CMHA York Region CEO

Coping with Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Kerris Del Rosario, Clinical Psychologist from our BounceBack program joins The Wellness Prescription to talk about anxiety and the programs and services available to help community members.

Co-occurring Disorders

Rodea Casem, Nurse Practitioner from our Community Withdrawal Management program, joins Mental Health Matters to talk about co-occurring disorders.

CMHA-YRSS and CEO, Rebecca Shields recognized with 2022 Diversity Leader Award

CMHA-YRSS and CEO, Rebecca Shields are thrilled to be recognized with the 2022 Diversity Leader Award, from Profiles in Diversity Journal! This award recognizes our commitment and ongoing initiatives to improve inclusivity in our team, programs and community.  

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Mental Health week focuses on “empathy” and meeting the needs of our changing world

This theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is empathy. read the full-page article on page 3.

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How to Manage Stress and Anxiety in Unprecedented Times

In honour of Mental Health Week, taking place from May 2-8, 2022, Rebecca Shields shares ways to safeguard your well-being

Lisa Wood joins The Feed

How to Cope with Anxiety during the Ease of Restrictions

Lisa Wood, Choices Program Coordinator, joins The Feed to discuss mental health and the pandemic as restrictions ease (Interview begins at 12:40)

Brenton Diaz

'Consequences of worry': Former Ukrainian student praises trauma lessons from Newmarket teacher

‘Dark and scary times’: Cedar Centre’s Brenton Diaz has travelled to Ukraine to teach trauma counselling

Nuzhat and Ilana from our MOBYSS Team and Shannon Martin from CBC Toronto

Mobile Youth Walk-In Clinic (MOBYSS) Interview

Nuzhat and Ilana from our MOBYSS Team welcomed aboard CBC Toronto to discuss some of the mental health challenges youth have faced throughout the pandemic and how parents can support their youth through these challenges and uncertainties.

Let's go to the Library!

BounceBack: The CMHA’s Free Mental Health Program with Rachel Summers

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) continues conversations about mental health with a look at CMHA’s free BounceBack program. Coach Rachel Summers explains how the program works, and how you can access it for free.

Rachel Summers on The Revolutionized Mind Podcast

Bouncing Back (with Rachel Summers)

BounceBack couch, Rachel Summers, joins The Revolutionized Mind podcast to share her personal mental health journey and how she is learning to use her empathy and soft skills as an asset in her work at CMHA.

Managing your mental health in the new normal

Managing your Mental Health in the New Normal

Dr. Jen Rouse speaks to The Feed about managing your mental health in the new normal.

More People Seeking Mental Health Supports During Pandemic Than Ever Before: CMHA

More People Seeking Mental Health Supports During Pandemic Than Ever Before: CMHA

Now, as we approach the two-year anniversary of COVID-19’s arrival in Ontario, with Omicron and continued uncertainty, more people are accessing mental health supports than at any other time in the pandemic, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario).

Character Community Podcast with special guest, Leslie Lamont

Character Community: The Podcast Episode 10-Leslie Lamont

On Bell Lets Talk Day, we sit down with youth mental health worker Leslie Lamont to discuss the MOBYSS initiative and how youth can better manage their mental health.

Adult daughter with senior mother

Newmarket-Aurora Receives $33K in Senior Community Grants

The Ontario government is investing over $33,000 through the Seniors Community Grant program to enrich the lives of seniors in Newmarket and Aurora and recognize their significant contributions to the province.

Rebecca Shields and George Rappos holding cheque in front of MOBYSS bus

Newmarket Desjardins Agent Gives $10K to Support Youth Mental Health

George Rappos supports CMHA-York Region South Simcoe’s MOBYSS bus program for the second year in a row.

Family of four walking in winter forest

Customize This Year's Holiday Approach to Boost Your Mental Health

Prioritize what works to help foster a happier, healthier holiday season, writes Rebecca Shields.

Young female speaking to health care provider

Seek Help Early for Mental Illness

Stigma and shame a barrier for people to get assistance they need, writes Rebecca Shields.

Headshot of Rebecca Shields

Before We Have an Economic Recovery, We Need a Mental Health Recovery

COVID-19 has compounded the same mental health and addiction issues we’ve always had, writes Rebecca Shields.

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York Region Parents Concerned About How Children Will Cope With Socializing After COVID-19

Canadian Mental Health Association psychologist says it’s important to balance risk of contracting virus with risk of social isolation.

Ontario Trillium Grant Supports Digital Transformation at CMHA York Region

The Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and South Simcoe (CMHA-YRSS) has made some technical advances throughout the pandemic with the help of an Ontario Trillium grant.

Mental Health in Motion Exceeds Fundraising Target by 35%

Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe event raised more than $168K.

Mother and child at a park

COVID-19 Damage Control: York Region Parents Wonder How Pandemic Will Impact Children

Some young people are experiencing increased stress, anxiety, boredom and social isolation, expert says.

Conservative MP Todd Doherty (Facebook photo)

Action Must Follow Budget Promises, Say Mental-Health Advocates

Ottawa must act now to fix Canada’s worsening mental-health crisis, experts say.

Female youth sitting at a table looking at her phone

Preparing for the '4th Wave': Mental Health Issues Caused by COVID-19, Measures to Fight its Spread

Everyone who needs help must reach out, says Rebecca Shields, CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association, York and South Simcoe.

Judy holding up bike at a camera

Mental Health in Motion: Aurora Woman Raises Money for CMHA

Funds will go toward providing superior services for youths.

Close up of someone running

Registration Now Open for York Region and South Simcoe’s Momentous Fundraising Event for Youth Mental Health Programs

Canadian Mental Health Association hopes to raise $125,000 from first virtual Mental Health in Motion Presented by Staples Canada –

City News website with news banner about telephone counselling for mental health during COVID-19

Telephone counselling set up due to pandemic mental health issues

Help is just a phone call away. Audra brown has more on the helpline specifically for those struggling with mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Screenshot of video that reads "talking the talk" for Bell Let's Talk Day.

Talking The Talk

An important conversation about important talk.

York Region article discussing how access to mental health services needs more equity.

Access to mental health services must be more equitable

Shorter days and colder weather are known to heavily impact the mental health of Canadians every year, but this winter is especially difficult.

How the pandemic is impacting mental health

CBC News Network’s Sarah Galashan spoke with Deanne Simms, Clinical Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association for York and South Simcoe, of the impact this pandemic is having on the mental health of Canadians.

Screenshot of York Region website article discussing CMHA's counselling telephone line

Canadian Mental Health Association introduces counselling telephone line

York, South Simcoe line operates Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

York Region website article discussing York Region's plan for mental health and addictions hub

'Fill a critical gap:' Province planning York Region mental health and addictions hub

Canadian Mental Health Association of York and South Simcoe applauds announcement

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