Clinical Lead from our Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACTT)
Raza’s Advice for Others
Part of caring about mental health means challenging yourself every day to identify the underlying biases, perceptions and prejudices that you may hold. Our understanding and appreciation for mental health has come a long way, but there is still a long, long way to go, particularly in marginalized and under-represented communities. I would encourage everyone to regularly take a moment to reflect on their perceptions on mental health and mental illness.
Raza’s Favourite Moment at CMHA
Developing the role of an occupational therapist in the CHO program was an incredibly unique, challenging and rewarding experience. I am so grateful to have been able to work with such an incredible team that helped me develop my skills as an OT and as a leader. Knowing that we were all working together to empower our clients
I am also incredibly honoured to be transitioning into the role of Clinical Lead with the ACTT-SE team. I am eager to support my team and develop my leadership skills further.
Why Raza enjoys Working at CMHA
I enjoy working at CMHA because it has allowed me to pursue my passion for mental health and supporting individuals in the community living with mental health concerns. CMHA has allowed me to develop into a better clinician and leader. From Affinity groups, to the communities of practice, there is so much hard work being done by our staff to constantly evolve our practice and provide the best support to our clients. I am excited to continue to be a part of this culture that fosters innovation and exciting opportunities for our staff and clients.
How CMHA’s Assertive Community Treatment Teams Program positively impacts our community
Our program works to support the individuals in our community that require intensive supports as they navigate their mental health challenges. We offer client centered and recovery oriented supports to our clients and their families, collaborating with them to work towards their recovery goals.