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Celebrating the History of CMHA Durham

CMHA Durham has evolved from a little white house to a leader in community Mental Health.  We’re happy to share this visual history of CMHA Durham.  Take a look at how we’ve progressed and grown over more than 60 years serving our community. The History of CMHA Durham

CMHA Durham Welcomes Sheryl Wedderburn as Interim CEO as of April 6, 2021

CMHA Durham’s Board of Directors is proud to announce Sheryl Wedderburn RN, BSCN, MHS, CHE.  Recognized for her collaborative leadership style for developing high functioning teams and proven history of leveraging service innovation, Sheryl has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence in health services management. Her unwavering focus on improving…

From Linda Gallacher

Hi Everyone, 2021 marks my 40th year as CEO of CMHA Durham and I am very proud of the journey we have taken together in creating an Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care Hub. Our success has not been achieved by one person but all those who came before me…

CMHA Durham program earns Transformative Change Award for leadership in palliative care to homeless individuals

   A Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Durham Branch program has been recognized by a group of Ontario’s leading community-based health care organizations for its leadership in providing palliative care for homeless individuals with a terminal illness. 

Now is the time for universal basic income!

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) supports access to a universal basic income that aligns with four core principles: human rights, equitable access, poverty reduction and adequacy.

Most Ontarians fear second wave of COVID-19, worries linked to actions of others: CMHA poll

A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of Ontarians (84 per cent) remain concerned about the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19, primarily driven by worry of other people not following the proper distancing rules as businesses and schools reopen.

La rentrée scolaire pendant la COVID-19 : astuces pour la santé mentale des jeunes et des parents

Tandis que les élèves et les parents se préparent à la rentrée scolaire, l’ACSM Durham rappelle aux gens de garder la santé mentale en tête durant ces temps sans précédent. Les élèves et les parents sont confrontés à de nouveaux défis cette année scolaire en raison de la COVID-19.

Back to school during COVID-19: Mental health tips for youth and parents

As students and parents prepare for back-to school-season amid a global pandemic, CMHA Durham is reminding everyone to keep mental health in mind during these unprecedented times. Students and parents are facing new challenges this school year due to COVID-19. Whether students take classes online or in class, the pressures…

Canadian Mental Health Association Durham increases support to Durham Region

As Ontario reopens CMHA Durham is expanding its services to help meet the mental health and primary care needs of our community.  After a thorough review of the information provided by the Ministry of Health, and in consultation with our clients and staff we will move to the second stage…

CMHA recognizes PTSD Awareness Day 2020

CMHA Durham joins individuals and organizations around the world in recognizing PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder) Awareness Day.