The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health in Canada. Founded in 1918, CMHA has grown to over 135 branches in communities across Canada. Our vision is mentally healthy people in a healthy society. We are dedicated to supporting resilience and recovery for people with lived experience of mental illness and their families, and promoting mental health for all. We accomplish this through advocacy, education, community-based research and services.
While continuing to provide critical support services, we work to empower organizations and individuals to improve mental health in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Because mental health begins where we work, live, and play.
With multiple divisions across the province, the Canadian Mental Health Association has a strong presence in Saskatchewan. The efforts of each branch are instrumental in raising awareness for mental health and supporting those living with mental illness.
CMHA, Regina Branch has been serving the Regina community since 1949. Our business is first and foremost mental health and we provide an array of services to persons living with mental illness through core programs: Pre Vocational, Vocational, and Advocacy. We are also a community stakeholder and building stronger partnerships in the community, as well as being an active participant in community initiatives for the betterment of those living with mental illness, no matter who they are or where they may come from, is a priority for CMHA Regina.
Pre Vocational Program:
The Pre Vocational Program strives to provide a welcoming, engaging and accepting environment where people coping with a long term mental illness can develop a social support system and focus on ways to stay well. The program’s goals are to support individuals in their own recovery process; to assist in social skills development; to provide opportunities that engage members in meaningful community involvement; and, promote an improved quality of life. Services offered in this program include the following:
CMHA, Regina Branch continues to provide unique training and learning opportunities to clients; and with the assistance of funders such as the United Way, YMCA, Service Canada, and CanSask, we are also able to provide services to the greater community with the goal of assisting persons living with mental illness enter or re-enter the competitive job market. Training areas of this program include:
All training programs utilize best practices and provide clients with skills that are transferrable to the competitive job market. All clients in this program are attached to a Vocational Counsellor who provides job coaching through training, as well as follow-up once employment is attained.
To ensure that the Mission and Vision of Canadian Mental Health is advocated for and applied in all situations for all persons living with mental illness. This includes, and is certainly not limited to, equal opportunity, fairness, and the right to be an accepted member of society that includes every right of citizenship anywhere in Canada.
CMHA, Regina Branch promotes mental health through:
The success of an outcome can only be measured by the support it is given to achieve. The role of CMHA Regina is to ensure that each person living with mental illness who reaches out to us for assistance is given the best of what we have to offer.
All monies raised from the ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ event are re-invested into the programs and services offered by CMHA, Regina Branch solely for the benefit of all persons living with mental illness. These funds guarantee successful programs will continue uninterrupted and that new pilot projects to reach out to more people with mental illness living in silence can be reached. When generous people and businesses offer donations and pledges, CMHA Regina ensures that these gifts of kindness are invested in the people it is intended for. Thank-you.
Canadian Mental Health Association,
1810 Albert Street
Phone: 306-525-9543 (Administration)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Kevin Huber, Executive Director
Learn more about CMHA branches across Canada which are all participating in Ride Don’t Hide: