As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness or addiction. We do this by building capacity, influencing policy, providing services and developing resources. Together we positively impact change, creating a community that supports mental health and reduces the stigma associated with mental illness.
In BC, mental health, substance use, and addictive behaviour are within the scope of the organization.
We believe everyone deserves to be mentally healthy and live in a healthy community. By offering community-based mental health education, services, and supports for children, youth, adults and seniors, CMHA Vancouver-Fraser contributes to the long-term health and wellbeing of our communities.
We have three pillars of work:
- Wellness and Community Inclusion – We walk alongside people living with mental illness. We support them in reaching their hopes and dreams and living full and contributing lives in their communities.
- Early Intervention and Prevention – We increase young peoples’ mental health knowledge while helping them develop skills to maintain positive mental health and develop confidence to ask for help when they need it.
- Mental Health Promotion – Mental health includes habits and behaviours that build positive mental health, social support networks that we can count on and that have a strong connection to our community. CMHA helps people with these aspects of living a mentally healthy life and reduces the stigma related to mental illness.
Through our family of over 100 local, provincial, and national locations across Canada, CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and supports tailored to and in partnership with our communities. Mental health begins where you live, learn, work and play. Together, we are making a difference.