Mental Health Association,
John Street South
us at McMaster University
Sunday, June 26th
June 26, 2016, Canadians across the country will join the fifth
annual Ride Don’t Hide community cycling event to raise
awareness and support for those facing mental health challenges.
More than 6,000 cyclists are expected to ride in 32 communities
across Canada. The Hamilton ride is aiming to raise
along with building the profile and greater awareness of mental
health resources available in the city.
easy to register online! You
can sign up as a team, an individual rider, a virtual rider, or
make a donation. If you prefer to download a printable copy
of the registration form, click
have routes for all riding levels:
7K, and a 1.5K kids’ ride. These rides are scenic
and friendly routes along the McMaster University campus and
the streets of Hamilton and Dundas.
avid rider route to challenge yourself and your fellow
more information about the ride visit CMHA
Hamilton's Ride Don't Hide page.
you interested in volunteering for CMHA Hamilton's Ride Don't
Hide? We are currently recruiting volunteers for Ride
Don't Hide for
more information and to complete a volunteer
application, click here.
Poustie to run in support of CMHA
November 6, 2016 Andrew Poustie will be running in the Road to
Hope Marathon in support of the Canadian Mental Health
Association, Hamilton Branch. We applaud Andrew's commitment to
mental health and encourage you to support him.
here to download a donation form. Once complete, you
can return it via email to email@example.com,
fax 905-667-0393, or by mail to CMHA Hamilton, 131 John St. S.,
Hamilton, ON, L8N 2C3.
prefer to donate via telephone, please contact CMHA Hamilton at
Story . . .
name is Andrew Poustie. I am a Police Officer with the
Hamilton Police Service. On Sunday November 6th
2016, I will be running a half marathon (21.1 kms) at the
Road to Hope Road Race in Hamilton in my Police uniform
am completing this run because running helped and
continues to improve my own mental wellness. In August
2012, I lost my father after a lengthy illness. As a
Police Officer I had experience in dealing with other
people’s loss, and thought that I would be ok after my
father passed. I soon found out that it was struggling to
cope with the loss of my father and often felt I was
carrying grief like a weight. I withdrew from many of the
sports I loved as they reminded me of my father, and
slowly became physically unhealthy. As a father of young
children I realized I needed to change. I began running
and committed myself to improving both my physical and
mental health. Running became my outlet, taught me to
reach previously unachievable goals, and continues to help
me cope with the many stresses of work and life.
goal in running 21.1 kms in my equipment is that it will
represent the weight of mental injury and illness carried
by those who suffer. I hope that you will support me on
this journey and donate to the Canadian Mental Health
Association supporting its mission of promoting mental
health and helping those with mental illnesses.
you a family member, significant other, or supporter of a client
of CMHA Hamilton?
Please take a few minutes to
complete a survey. You can download a copy of the survey here.
When complete, please return to
CMHA Hamilton . . .
mail: 131 John Street
South, Hamilton, ON L8N 2C3
input is appreciated!
Hamilton warns residents of
(August 7, 2015) – The Canadian Mental Health Association
(CMHA) Hamilton is warning residents of an individual going
door-to-door seeking unauthorized donations.
Branch has received reports that individuals have visited at
least one Hamilton mountain neighbourhood, falsely identifying
themselves as affiliated with CMHA and then asking for
contributions as well as credit card or banking information.
Hamilton does not seek donations in such a way and people who
come to your residence making these requests are not doing so on
our behalf,” said Marilyn Jewell, Executive Director of CMHA
is not the first time that CMHA’s name has been used in
fraudulent activity. Last fall, there were similar reports of
door-to-door solicitation in the Hamilton area.
has notified authorities of this current scam.
here for printable version.
Hamilton's 2015/2016 Annual Report
2015/2016 Annual Report is
here to download a copy.
PATH TO MENTAL WELL-BEING
mental health isn’t about avoiding problems or
trying to achieve a “perfect” life. It’s about
living well and having the tools for coping with difficult
situations even during life’s challenges.
person’s path to mental well-being is unique. We all
have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents
and our own supports. But good mental health is within