Over 60 Nova Scotians ran, walked, cycled and danced throughout the month of June in support or CMHA Nova Scotia’s Ride Don’t Hide raising over $25,000 for mental health initiatives and programming in Nova Scotia. The annual choose-your-own-adventure challenge was held virtually again in 2022. while virtual events do present some logistical challenges, CMHA Nova […]Continue readingCMHA NS’s Ride Don’t Hide raises over $25,000 for mental health initiatives
Mental health. It wasn’t a class at school. So where can Nova Scotians go to learn about mental health and well-being? The answer is THRIVE Learning Centre for Mental Wellness and Well-Being. THRIVE is an innovative, safe, and welcoming learning space that provides free courses designed to support mental health, boost resilience and promote connection. […]Continue readingTHRIVE Summer Sessions starting soon!
July 24 marks International Self-Care Day, an annual opportunity to put a spotlight on self-care and the benefit effective self-care can bring to both individuals and healthcare systems as a vital foundation of health. But what exactly is Self-Care? Self-care is quite literally taking care of yourself. Your whole self. Self-care has been defined as, […]Continue readingJuly 24 is International Self-Care Day
CMHA Nova Scotia Division has released the 2021-2022 Impact Report; Our time is Now, which is inspired by the work we have done this year with our branches and partners to improve access to support and tackle the misinformation and ignorance that underlies stigma. COVID-19 has created a stark awareness that people need more than […]Continue readingCMHA NS Division Releases New Impact Report; Our Time is Now
Halifax/Kjipuktuk – Rachel Creighton graduated from McMaster University at the height of the pandemic. Shortly after she began to feel her mental health deteriorate. As a person living in recovery, she knew it was critical to her mental health that she seek connection and support. With encouragement from her loved ones she decided to found […]Continue readingBrie-lliant Boxes founder donates business proceeds to mental health
Halifax/Kjipuktuk – Breagh MacDonald celebrated her 33rd birthday by cycling 104 kilometers in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division (CMHA NS). Calling it ‘Breagh’s 100 km for Mental Health,’ the Cole Harbour resident aimed to raise $3,000 in support of CMHA NS. MacDonald surpassed her goal by more than $2,000. Read […]Continue readingBreagh’s Ride for Mental Health Fundraiser surpasses $3,000 goal
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day — a day for Canadians to come together, reflect on and celebrate the unique heritage, traditions, and knowledge of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
CMHA Nova Scotia Division joins individuals and organizations worldwide to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and Two-Spirit (2SLGBTQ+) individuals for Pride Month in June. While Pride festivals across the province recognize Nova Scotia’s vibrant and creative 2SLGBTQ+ communities, it’s important to note that 2SLGBTQ+ individuals continue […]Continue readingCMHA NS Division celebrates Pride Month
Karen Furneaux is a two-time World Champion in the sport of sprint kayaking, an inducted member into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, and has been named one of the top 15 most successful athletes in Nova Scotia sport history. The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division [CMHA NS] is thrilled to welcome […]Continue readingCMHA NS proud to announce Olympian Karen Furneaux as Ride Don’t Hide Champion
On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 CMHA Nova Scotia Division will hold its Annual General Meeting. Our AGM gives us the opportunity to celebrate our growth and successes from the 2021-2022 financial year, elect new leaders to our volunteer Board of Directors, review the finances from our previous year, and present the budget for 2022-2023. Our […]Continue readingCMHA NS Division Annual General Meeting.