On October 10, CMHA Simcoe County will join international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day.
World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organization as an important way to raise awareness and advocate for better care for those with mental health issues worldwide. The theme this year is Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access, to address the impact of COVID-19 on our mental health and to ensure no one is denied mental health care.
CMHA branches across the province provide a variety of mental health programs and services. CMHA Simcoe County we promote the mental health of all, because we believe that there is no health without mental health, and we support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental health challenges.
Our mission is to work in collaboration with our clients and their families providing a comprehensive range of community-based mental health and primary care services and support that help people move forward. Our services promote and enhance the mental, emotional and physical well-being of our community.
CMHA Ontario’s BounceBack program has developed a mental health tip sheet to support those who may be experiencing heightened mental health challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tip sheet, titled 10 things you can do right now to reduce anxiety, stress, worry related to COVID-19, offers 10 quick and easy things anyone can do to alleviate mild-to-moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression at a time when these difficulties may be exacerbated. Tips include managing news consumption, challenging unhelpful thoughts, staying socially connected, helping others, spending time outdoors and more.