Quick and easy one-page guide to resources in the Shuswap. View the 2021 Shuswap Survival Guide.
To learn more call (250)832-8477 X102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a different year for Ride Don’t Hide. Instead of a one day bike event, we went virtual which expanded our audience beyond walkers and riders to include ALL activities for mental health – walk, garden, yoga, tennis, read, bike etc. Whatever you do for wellness was your Ride Don’t Hide Adventure!
We are creative humans at CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke and we felt that it was important to create connection and celebration despite not having a big event. With community riders, we created a stationary bike challenge outside of our CMHA building. Every weekday in June we brought people together in conversation about mental health and wellness in a small but mighty way.
Collectively, Shuswap- Revelstoke had 178 participants who logged over 67,640 minutes of wellness virtually and over 9,000 minutes on the stationary bikes outside of our CMHA Building! The awareness and community outreach achieved from having a visual and interactive presence in our community went beyond our expectations. We thank our community of riders, sponsors, donors and public for their smiles and encouragement. Our community has raised over $27k to support mental health initiatives in our region!
Thank you to our sponsors: Tim Hortons, Askew Foods, Sterling Land Wealth Advisory Group, BDO, Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Bounce Radio 91.5, Salmon Arm Observer, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic, SASCU, Okanagan Rawsome, Mill Tech Industries, Dynamic Path Acupressure, Braby Motors, Marsh, Ranchero and Deep Creek Fire Department and Skookum Cycle and Ski.
A special thank you goes out to Deb for the use of the accessible bike, Little B’s Pizzeria for promoting Ride Don’t Hide on every pizza box for the month of June and all the teams that organized their own community ride. What an amazing community!
Ride to feel like yourself again. Raise funds. $330 will help one Canadian’s mental health thrive!
We come together to raise funds for mental health in Shuswap/Revelstoke.
Funds will support programs like the Wellness Studios, Service navigation and community mental health promotion and outreach.
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Join Our Community of Giving
Inviting the public to get involved with
‘Make My Day’ Project in two ways:
- Make a colorful envelope
- Create a Positive Message to be sent in them to help make someone’s day
(Some ideas are; art, poetry, encouraging words, jokes, collage, etc..)
*Please leave the envelopes unsealed
Next step: Drop off all items for ‘Make My Day’ project in Box located at the entrance of the Hudson Thrift Store.
Join Denise and Shannon from CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke every Monday morning to practice Mindfulness from 8:30am-9am.
13 sessions March 22nd – June 28th 2021 (No sessions Easter Monday & Victoria Day)
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:
Meeting ID: 838 6017 2001
Dial in by phone:
+1 778 907 2071
Most Recent Mindfulness Recorded Sessions and Resources
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
4. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am-9am Recognizing what is present for us Date: April 19th, 2021
5. Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am Hard Emotions Date: April 12th, 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)
6. Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am Leaves On a Stream Date: March 29th, 2021
7. Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am Breathing Date: March 22nd, 2021
8.Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am Cultivating Energy
Date: March 8th, 2021 cultivating energy Passcode: 7aYp5aS%
9.Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am Gratitude
Date: March 1st, 2021 Loving Kindness Passcode: ^NS6Jv.0
10.Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8:30am Gratitude
Date: Feb 22nd, 2021 Gratitude Passcode: 1%.TD=ck
11. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 8: Feb 8th 2021 Passcode: F^b%7E0=
12.Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 9am-9:30am Compassionate Breathing
Date: Feb 1st 2021 compassion breathing 2021
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.
13. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 9am-9:30am Expanding a positive Mindset
Date: Jan 25, 2021 Expanding A Positive Mindset Meditation 2021
14. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 9am-9:30am Just Like Me
Date: Jan 18, 2021 08:27 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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
15.Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 9am-9:30am Gratitude
Date: Dec 14, 2020 08:32 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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16. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 9am-9:30am – Loving Kindness
Date: Dec 7, 2020 08:29 AM
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17. Topic: Mindfulness Mondays 9am-9:30am – Stretching with the Breath
Date: Nov 30, 2020 08:33 AM
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18. Date: Nov 16, 2020 08:31 AM Anchoring relaxation through Mindfulness
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Previous Sessions and Resources:
June 8th Mindfulness Exercises:
June 15th Mindfulness Exercises:
June 22nd Mindfulness Exercises
June 29th Mindfulness Exercises
July 6th Mindfulness Exercises
listen on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS_iqfGjL78
July 13th Mindfulness Exercises
July 20th Mindfulness Exercises
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (External link)or 250-832-8477 ext 121
Creating a mentally healthy and safe workplace
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.
How long is the course?
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.
Who is the course for?
The course is for managers, supervisors, and those responsible for employee performance.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered via live video conferencing or in person. There are no prerequisites for signing up.
How much does the course cost?*
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.
Before the ‘duty to accommodate’ comes the ‘duty to inquire.’ We can help.
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.
A powerful workshop designed to help build strong teams
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.
What you will learn
- The impact of mental health problems in the workplace
- The benefits of early intervention and external supports
- How to effectively counteract stigmas associated with mental health problems in the workplace
- How to use the 4R Action Toolkit® as a model for approaching and supporting employees respectfully and with compassion
- How to practice a ‘trauma-informed’ approach in communication
- Self-care strategies to support your own well-being
4R Action Toolkit® is a registered trademark of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
DID YOU KNOW?2
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.
What participants say
“I have a significant increase in awareness about the words that I use and how to respond to my employees who might be struggling.”
“The scenarios helped put into practice what was learned in the course; getting a tool like the 4Rs is interactive and engaging.”
- Government of Canada. (2012). Canadian Community Health Survey.
- Deloitte Insights. (2019). The ROI in workplace mental health programs
How to Register
You can register for LivingWorks Start, or bring it to your team, by following CMHA-Shuswap-Revelstoke’s direct link: https://shop.livingworks.net/discount/ORG010?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Flivingworks-start
When you register with CMHA-SR’s link, your course fee will be reduced to $20.00 CAD per license and 25% of your fee will be donated directly to CMHA-SR to help support the work we do.
To train larger groups and workplaces, please contact CMHA-SR’s Office Education Denise Butler at email@example.com
ABOUT THIS COURSE
In times of heightened isolation and anxiety, people’s thoughts of suicide can increase. Now, more than ever, it’s essential that we have effective skills to keep each other safe – even if it’s from afar. LivingWorks is a suicide prevention program taught by CMHA-SR’s Suicide Prevention Master Trainer Shannon Hecker and Trainer Denise Butler. While in-person training for this program is not currently available due to the current health crisis, we are pleased to announce an alternative.
LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online program, which allows trainees to learn suicide prevention skills even while working from home or practicing physical distancing. It works on any computer, smartphone, or tablet, and it includes simulations, practice, and other skill-building activities. There are also ways to apply these skills via phone, text, and other remote methods.
The benefits of LivingWorks Start
LivingWorks Start enables people to recognize when friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors are struggling and take meaningful actions to keep them safe. Trainees report feeling more confident and prepared to help someone, even during work-from-home and physical distancing. LivingWorks Start will help you build the necessary skills to support someone when they need it most.
COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (for Individuals)
These resources are provided as a reference for those seeking information on the economic measures introduced by the Government of Canada to support Canadian workers and businesses during this challenging period.
COVID-19 MEASURES TO HELP CANADIANS
You may be eligible to receive some of these credits and benefits the Government of Canada has introduced to help Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 MEASURES TO HELP YOU
We’re putting money in your pocket to help with the cost of living. Wondering how much? See what these people are getting.