Our Vision (National)
Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
Who We Are and What We Do
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nation-wide charitable mental health and addictions organization, established in 1918. CMHA is comprised of 87 separate entities; there is a National leadership body, 10 Provincial Divisions (one) in each province, 2 special topic Centers of Excellence and 75 community-based Branches across the nation. CMHA mental health and addictions supports and services would not be possible without the committed work of over 5,000 staff, along with the involvement of 11,000 community members that include partners, volunteers, and stakeholders.
Canadian Mental Health Associations in Nova Scotia are the oldest community-based mental health and addictions charitable organizations in the province, founded in 1908. The CMHA NS Division holds the licence and provides provincial leadership for mental health in Nova Scotia, with the support of 5 CMHA Branches.
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Please be advised our office will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 23, 2019 reopening Monday, January 6, 2020.
*Please note we do not provide crisis service support. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please dial 911 or the mental health mobile crisis team toll -free at 1 888 429 8167.
*For information on government and community-based health and social services speak directly with an information specialist by dialing 2-1-1.