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Stigma impacts all aspects of treatment for people living with opioid use disorder. This animated video explores these impacts and how we can work together to move beyond stigma.
This national video is a resource about stigma and opioid use disorder, funded by Health Canada. produced by Dr. Abhi Sud from U of T and Dr. Meghan McGee from Sinai Health.
Next step: Drop off all items for ‘Make My Day’ project in Box located at the entrance of the Hudson Thrift Store.
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Join Denise and Shannon from CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke every Monday morning to practice Mindfulness from 8:30am-9am.
Start your week with a little self-compassion by paying attention to the present moment.
Remembering to take a pause to bring our attention to the present moment can make a big difference in our lives and to those around us. Mindfulness is a tool we can use to get more life satisfaction as we navigate through some of our feelings, thoughts or body sensations with more ease. Mindfulness when practiced regularly can help us be less reactive to our busy worlds and busy minds.
Some of the health benefits may include: lower stress, lower anxiety, protection against depression, improved blood pressure, improved sleep, and improved concentration.
We invite you to join us for these Monday morning sessions to practice mindfulness. Everyone is welcome. You have the option to join us by video or telephone. Join by:
Join Zoom Meeting:
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Dial in by phone:
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1.Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am-9am Loving Kindness May 10, 2021
2. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am-9am Quality of friendliness May 3, 2021
3. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am-9am Body Scan Date: April 26th, 2021
Recognize how you feel and take a few easy breaths.
Allow the emotion, don’t run from, suppress or distract.
Investigate with kindness.
Nurture; attend and befriend your feelings, try a physical gesture of placing your hand on your heart. Self compassion is soothing.
R.A.I.N (Technique for handling hard emotions)
Building trust reduces our fears. There are many types of trust but the essential category is trusting ourselves and our abilities. When we trust ourselves we free ourselves from the limiting stories that prevent us from achieving our goals. We may not have all the skills necessary in this moment to handle what comes our way but trusting that we can learn what we need to learn allows us to propel ourselves into the future with confidence.
Your flaws are actually the pathway to the best version of you because embracing those hidden parts of yourself you will find your greatest strengths. Dr. Hayley Watsone
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It’s been a year like no other. The pandemic. The lockdown to deal with the pandemic. The crushing social injustice and inequities. The reeling economy. And then the second wave.
It’s. a. lot.
Even before the pandemic, things were rough. More than 1.6 million people in Canada already had unmet mental health care needs. There were – there are – long waitlists, harried family doctors, and expensive private treatment. The mental health system is confusing at the best of times, and the gaps in care are widening. People were already falling through the cracks.
And then there was COVID.
You’re not alone if it feels overwhelming.
Overwhelmed feels like an understatement to Maria. The pandemic is hard on her, as it is on us all.
Maria is grateful that no one in her family is sick, but her father is in a long-term care home, and she’s desperately worried about him. Maria knows she’s lucky. Some of her coworkers have been laid off, and she still has her job. But her dining room table is her office now, and it isn’t easy with the kids. She tries to keep on top of things and keep her cool, but she feels like she’s failing. She is looking for support, but a private therapist is out of reach.
The first wave depleted her, and now she’s staring down a cold, dark, challenging winter. She doesn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Then she hears about CMHA’s BounceBack.
All of a sudden, someone would have Maria’s back. She’d have a coach to help. She’d have someone in her corner.
She’d have a place to turn.
And so, Maria calls CMHA. And CMHA answers.
That’s why CMHA is here. CMHA was born at the time of the flu pandemic, a century ago. We have been building to this moment for over 100 years.
CMHA works to keep people mentally healthy in the first place. We act before mental illness, so that it doesn’t take hold. Our work is about keeping people like Maria out of crisis.
Now more than ever, we all need somewhere to turn. You can help.
A donation this winter will help reach one more struggling person see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks to the support of our donors, CMHA’s community-based mental health care is an antidote to a confusing and inaccessible mental healthcare system with its high costs and long waitlists.
CMHA has 330 locations across Canada, which means 330 front doors to turn to; we provide mental health programs wherever you are – we’re in your town, in your neighbourhood, in your inbox, in your social media feed, in your everyday life. Just like we’re now in Maria’s life, helping her with support and strategies to cope.
Please consider making a donation today. When it all feels like too much, your gift can give someone like Maria a place to turn.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Shuswap/Revelstoke Branch and BC Housing are pleased to announce that new affordable rental housing will soon be opening in Salmon Arm.
Salmon Arm has an extremely low vacancy rate and limited affordable rental options. The new building at 540 3rd Street South West, called Larch Place, will provide 32 new homes for low- and moderate-income seniors, families, couples and singles.
The building will be operated by CMHA Shuswap/Revelstoke Branch. We expect to begin moving people in mid-January 2021.
To learn more about CMHA and the new housing, as well as eligibility criteria, rents and the application process please watch the information session
Download: CMHA Affordable Rental Application
Any additional questions can be directed to CMHA Shuswap/Revelstoke Branch at email@example.com (External link)or 250-832-8477 ext 121
Responding with Respect: Workplace Mental Health Skills for Managers is a highly effective workshop designed to reduce the negative impact of mental health problems in the workplace. One in three Canadians will experience a mental health or substance use disorder in their lifetime,1 while others will experience challenges that don’t meet the threshold for a diagnosed illness. Both these realities can impact an employee’s wellness and performance. This workshop has been designed specifically for managers and supervisors to build on their knowledge and skills to support an employee when they are struggling with what may be a mental health challenge, or with a situation that is affecting their mental health. You don’t need to become a mental health expert to support your teams. This skill-building workshop is highly interactive, focusing on how to have a respectful conversation using the 4R Action Toolkit® and includes relevant case scenarios, and a variety of activities and discussions to ensure engagement.
Full day: 7-hour workshop delivered as a 7-hour session in person or virtually over 3 separate sessions.
Half day: 4-hour workshop delivered as a 4-hour session or 2 virtual sessions.
The course is for managers, supervisors, and those responsible for employee performance.
The course is delivered via live video conferencing or in person. There are no prerequisites for signing up.
Half day: $2,000
Full day: $3,500
In person: up to 24 participants
Virtual: up to 15 participants
* Discount rates may be available for non-profits, economically hit organizations and small businesses. Contact us for details.
Responding with Respect: Workplace Mental Health Skills for Managers teaches the 4R Action Toolkit® which applies a trauma-informed approach and equips managers with the skills to recognize, respond, refer and reconnect with an employee who is struggling. Using the 4Rs to determine why an employee is not themselves is the most respectful and compassionate way to fulfill your duty to inquire. The workshop is developed and delivered by facilitators with management experience and subject matter expertise.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been the leading advocate for mental health for over 100 years. Our goal in developing this education is to intervene earlier in the workplace in order to reverse the pattern that is leaving over 500,000 Canadian employees per week unable to work due to poor mental health.2 This informative and interactive workshop has been designed to deliver a marked improvement in supervisor confidence, with direct impacts on employee morale. Research shows that for every $1 invested in workplace mental health, the median yearly return is $1.62.2 Contact us today to find out why CMHA is the trusted source for workplace training that can also help you implement the CSA National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
4R Action Toolkit® is a registered trademark of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
70% of Canadian employees are concerned about the mental health and safety of their workplace
The total cost from mental health problems to the Canadian economy exceeds $50 billion annually.
More than 500,000 Canadian employees per week are unable to work due to mental health problems.
Research shows mental health education in the workplace can change this. For every $1 invested in workplace mental health, the median yearly return is $1.62.