On October 10, CMHA Peel Dufferin 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 Peel Dufferin offers offers services to those 16+ experiencing an addictions or mental health crisis, seniors with dementia, those navigating the court systems, people who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness and family and caregivers. Community members and clients looking for mental health and addictions support can call:
- For Services at 905-451-2123 or 1-877-451-2123 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday)
- For Crisis at the 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin line at 905-278-9036 or 1-888-811-2222 (Caledon & Dufferin) (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
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.