CMHA Winnipeg Region Services:
- Rights Consultation
- Information and Referral Service
- Rehabilitation & Recovery Service
- Educating Yourself and Others
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The following are projects and initiatives that the CMHA Winnipeg Region has either initiated or has partnered with other organizations on.
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): MBSR is an approach to self-care that will help one to deal with stress, pain and illness. The techniques that are taught help people learn to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way. The CMHA Winnipeg Region offers MBSR courses. For more information visit our MBSR page.
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Winnipeg Region in partnership with the Public Interest Law Centre of Legal Aid Manitoba have been engaged by the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) Mental Health and the Law Advisory Committee to conduct research related to mental health, human rights, and relevant law, policies, and service standards. One of the Committee’s mandates is to examine Canada’s legal framework as it relates to persons with mental illness, including legislation, regulations, and policies. The Committee has identified the need for evaluative tools to analyze the extent to which existing Canadian law acknowledges and protects the human rights of people experiencing mental health issues. Click here to access more information on this project. Participants of the project developed a Photovoice presentation that can be accessed here.
Mental Health Education for Families is an eight week course offered by the CMHA Winnipeg Region that informs families about important issues concerning mental illness and recovery. Click here to visit our Family Education webpage.
- Parent Wellness Initiative:
Is a service of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg Region. This service works together with single parents (mom or dad), age 18 and older, who have at least one child under the age of six, and who are enrolled in the single parent category of Employment and Income Assistance (EIA).
Participants need to live in the Point Douglas/Downtown or Seven Oaks/Inkster areas of Winnipeg.The working partnership we build with individuals focuses on achieving goals related to:
- Finding a place to liveFor more information, speak to your EIA Case Coordinator or call our office: 982-6100. Click here to access the brochure for the Initiative, Help Me Grow - Parental Solutions.
- Acquiring meaningful employment or education
- Building positive relationships
- Identifying meaningful activities
- Being an effective parent
- CMHA Winnipeg Region Wellness webpage can be found by clicking here.
- Kaleidoscope - endeavouring creativity - Volume 2 2009. The most recent volume of Kaleidoscope is now available from our office - CMHA Winnipeg Region, 930 Portage Avenue, 982-6100 or at the CMHA Manitoba Division office, 2633 Portage Avenue, 953-2350. To visit the Kaleidoscope web page, click here.
- The Change Toolbox is a compilation of tools that can be used to reduce any behaviour that is causing an individual difficulties in their life. (i.e. substance use, gambling, smoking, addictive behaviours, self-defeating behaviours in relationships, anger, self-management, etc.) The tools are organized and developed according to the Stages of Change. Click here for more information on The Change Toolbox and for information on how to order.
- Click here to access the current listing of Winnipeg based Mental Health Workshops and Support Groups.
- The CMHA, Winnipeg Region is a member of The Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (AMIMH) in Manitoba - For information on AMIMH Manitoba, click here.
- Right to Housing – Housing for all is a human right. Right to Housing is a Winnipeg-based coalition that brings together 30 organizations and over 120 individuals to address the chronic need for social housing, where rent is geared to income. To visit the Right to Housing website, click here.
- On September 10, 2008, the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba and the Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) coalition co-hosted the launch of the Make Poverty History Manitoba campaign for a comprehensive provincial plan to address poverty and social exclusion in Manitoba. The event included a press conference and speaker. Click here to access more information on MPHM and the organization’s poverty reduction discussion paper.
- On Thursday, June 5, 2008, the Canadian Mental Health Association (Winnipeg Region), the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, and the Public Interest Law Centre (Legal Aid Manitoba) co-hosted a day-long, community-based forum facilitated by the University of Winnipeg's Institute for Urban Studies with the theme From Knowledge to Action. The forum pulled together a diversity of expertise including mental health clients, front- line workers, community-based organizations, academics, and legal experts to explore a co-ordinated action plan aimed at achieving better living conditions for low-income people with mental illnesses. Please visit our Knowledge to Action page for information from the forum.