Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region
As part of a leading national organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region has been at the forefront of mental health for more than 50 years. We focus on proactive education around the importance and prevalence of mental health issues, and positive ways of managing them, including knowing when and where to turn for help.
We also provide caring support for those in need through services like assisted living, homeless outreach, workplace mental health, recreation, advocacy, suicide bereavement support, and group supports for children, families and individuals. As well, we work closely with community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.We lead the way to a better future by fundraising to enhance our programs and improve access to these vital mental health services. At the same time, we work to enable people in Calgary and area to live better through preventative strategies and mental health innovations focused on balanced living.
Our History The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is one of Canada's oldest national, voluntary organizations. Founded in 1918 by Dr. Clare Hincks, the organization's goals at the time included fighting mental illness and promoting mental health.
The CMHA is the only national voluntary organization that addresses the needs of those with a mental illness, the prevention of mental illness, and the promotion of mental health. Today the Association operates in all the provinces and two territories, and includes over 135 local branches and regions.
Over 25,000 members and volunteers support the activities and programs of the Association throughout Canada. These activities range from direct services to individuals with a mental illness and their families, through to public education, community action, and advocacy.The CMHA was established in Calgary in 1955 and is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness through a comprehensive range of community-based services for individuals, families, groups and organizations.