COVID-19 Resources

As Ontario’s economy gradually re-opens during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new toolkit is now available to support employers and employees in navigating the mental health implications of returning to physical workplaces. Developed by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, in partnership with Mental Health Works...

Right now, many of us are worried about others. Now more than ever, we need effective skills to watch over our friends, family, and co-workers and keep them safe. LivingWorks Start is a simple, powerful online training program to help us recognize the signs of...

The Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region & South Simcoe, is taking the COVID-19 situation extremely seriously, and the health and safety of our clients, staff and the community is our first priority.  We are doing our best to serve you during this time, and...

A new national survey from the Canadian Mental Health Association and UBC exposes troubling pandemic mental health vulnerabilities across various groups. The pandemic has caused intense stress and disruption for all people in Canada, and is causing pronounced mental health concerns, including suicidal thoughts and feelings,...

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...

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...

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...