May 02, 2016


  Ontario, Canada

 Hamilton | Ancaster | Dundas | Flamborough| Glanbrook | Stoney Creek


131 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 2C3

(905) 521-0090

(905) 521-0211




CMHA Hamilton is an identified French Language Service organization

Accreditation Canada

Ministry of Health

and Long-Term Care


Canadian Mental Health Association,

Hamilton Branch 

131 John Street South

Hamilton, ON

L8N 2C3


tel: (905) 521-0090

email: info@cmhahamilton.ca



Mental Health Week 2016     

#GET LOUD     May 2nd to 8th            

Getting loud means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that usually go hand in hand with mental illness. It means using your voice to raise awareness and build support. For someone at work. For someone at home. For yourself. Because the louder we all get, the bigger difference we will make. And there’s a lot of difference to be made.

Click here for a listing of Mental Health  Week events taking place in Hamilton


Hamilton radio station CHML is teaming up with CMHA Hamilton, CMHA Halton and the Burlington Community Foundation to light up area landmarks green during Mental Health Week May 2-8, 2016. 

The theme of CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is “Get Loud”, encouraging people to Get Loud and speak openly and honestly about mental health. The public is encouraged to support this year’s campaign by taking a picture or a selfie with the illuminated landmarks, or dress in green and post a picture to social media using the #GETLOUD. 

 If you, your business, or organization would like to illuminate your building, let the partners in this project know. Visit greenformentalhealth.ca for more information and an ongoing list of illuminated buildings.

Click here to download the April 28, 2016 News Release

Changing the Script Film Festival

reducing stigma through art house film and panel discussion

May 3 - 7, 2016

Art Gallery of Hamilton, 

Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion

Click Here to watch trailers, purchase tickets, and learn more about the i © film series

Mental Health Week 2016, May 2 - 8

Get Ready to #GetLoud for our biggest and loudest Mental Health Week!

CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. A number of special events are being planned for the Hamilton area. Stayed tuned for details. 

Visit www.mentalheatlhweek.ca to learn more about mental health week.

Ride Don't Hide 2016

On June 26, 2016, Canadians across the country will join the fourth 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 $40,000 along with building the profile and greater awareness of mental health resources available in the city.

It's easy to register!  You can sign up as a team, an individuals rider, a virtual rider, or make a donation. 

For more information about the ride visit CMHA Hamilton's Ride Don't Hide page.

Are 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.


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mail:  131 John Street South, Hamilton, ON   L8N 2C3

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News Release

CMHA Hamilton warns residents of fraudulent donor solicitation

(August 7, 2015) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Hamilton is warning residents of an individual going door-to-door seeking unauthorized donations.

The 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.

CMHA 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 Hamilton.  

This 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.

CMHA has notified authorities of this current scam.

Click here for printable version.

CMHA Hamilton's 2014/2015 Annual Report

Our 2014/2015 Annual Report is now available.

Learn More



Good  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.

Each 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 everyone’s reach.



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If you need assistance, please see your physician or health care professional for advice that is relevant to your individual needs or that of someone else. You can also contact the Ontario Mental Health Helpline for free, confidential information on programs and services in your area at http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/ or by calling them on their 24/7 telephone line at 1-866-531-2600.

CMHA, Hamilton is not a crisis service; if you have an emergency, call 911.

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