11,000+ partners and volunteers. 5,000+ staff.
87 Divisions, Branches, and Regions.1 National Office.
Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
Establishd in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nation-wide, charitable mental health and addictions organization governed by a national vision: ‘Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.’
CMHA is comprised of 87 separate entities; a national leadership body, 10 provincial divisions (one in each province), two special topic Centers of Excellence, and 75 community-based branches across the nation. CMHA mental health and addictions support 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.
Who We Are and What We Do
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 staff situated in communities throughout the province, who provide non-clinical, community-based mental health and addictions supports, services and programs in Annapolis-Digby County, Yarmouth-South West Nova, Lunenburg-Queens County, Halifax-Dartmouth, Kings County, Colchester East Hants County and Cape Breton.
CMHAs in Nova Scotia support the mental health of all Nova Scotians. This is achieved through the provision of community-based supports and services that promote positive mental health-quality of life, and prevent mental ill-health related injury and disease through:
- Strengthening our Collective Voice by developing collaborative and supportive relationships among multiple sectors and partners, in support of mental health for all;
- Ensuring Quality Services through the provision of quality and timely, evidence-based mental health promotion- injury disease (mental health and addictions) awareness, education, training, programs and initiatives that mental health and quality of life for all Nova Scotians; and,
- Enhancing Organizations’ Health by providing provincial and local community leadership to pilot and deliver innovative evidence-based mental health promotion, injury-disease recovery-based prevention supports and services for all Nova Scotians.