COVID-19 Resources

Suicide. It’s a difficult topic to bring up. However, when someone talks about suicide or brings up concern for a loved one, it’s important to take action and seek help quickly. What is Suicide? Suicide means that someone ends their life on purpose. However, people who die...

Although the long weekend will look different this year, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. Check out these cool activity ideas to help you keep busy, while making memories. Build a Blanket Fort As a kid you probably remember collecting all the blankets you had...

As more details emerge about the psychological impact of COVID-19, CMHA York Region and South Simcoe is encouraging anyone who is struggling with mental health and addictions issues at this time to reach out and seek help. The call comes as new provincial data this week...

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding and is a great way to practice mindfulness during these uncertain times. Below are interesting facts about origami, as well as videos and step-by-step instructions how to make a diamond and a fox. For instructions on a...

Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for new parents to experience mood swings, feeling joyful one minute and depressed the next. These feelings are sometimes known as the “baby...

Here at CMHA, we know that these are uncertain times, and that you and those you care about may be feeling increased levels of worry or anxiety. Beginning today, we have redeployed staff to provide telephone-based supportive counselling to our community, to support people experiencing higher...

Make your very own LEGO dinosaur by following these instructions. Although our dinosaur is green feel free to make it your own. This activity is not just for kids either, some scientists have shown that LEGO can be a good mindfulness activity for adults as...

During this time when you’re not only being a parent, but also perhaps working and being a teacher as well, it can feel a little overwhelming. Although it can be tough when you’re in the thick of it, remember this won’t last forever. However, we’ve...