MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL.
About CMHA NS
Founded in 1908, CMHA NS is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in 36 communities across the province, CMHA NS supports the resilience and recovery and well-being of people living with mental illness. Through our programming, education and advocacy we strive to create an environment of hope, to reduce stigma, and empower all Nova Scotians to flourish and thrive.
Our Vision: A Canada where mental health is a universal human right.
Our Mission: To ensure that all people in Nova Scotia experience good mental health and well-being.
Inclusive: We want all people in Canada 10 see themselves represented and served by CMHA. We value the voice of those who have experienced mental illness. We recognize a diverse range of mental health approaches.
Steadfast: We have long fought to improve the state of mental health in Nova Scotia, but our work is not done. We are champions of social justice. We remain as committed as ever to our task.
Progress: We improve society by advocating for the conditions and policies required for good mental health.
Proactive: We are leaders. We value action over talk. We will innovate and think ahead to continue to address and improve mental health in Nova Scotia.
Compassionate: We lead with the heart. We are compassionate, empathetic and caring. We approach our mission with love and kindness.
Collaborative: We mobilize and marshal resources, partners and people to come together to realize necessary changes in our communities and in the mental health system in Nova Scotia.
People in Nova Scotia can rely on CMHA NS for:
Support: We provide unwavering support to all people in Nova Scotia in their pursuit of mental health.
Knowledge: We offer inclusive, evidence-based information on mental health.
Access: We connect all people in Nova Scotia with mental health programs, services and support.
Protection: We safeguard the right of all people in Nova Scotia to social and economic security, freedom from violence, harm and trauma and access to the mental health resources they need.
Organizational Chart: CMHA NS Division
Founded in 1908, CMHA NS is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in 36 communities across the province, CMHA NS provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Nova Scotians to flourish and thrive. Today, the importance of our mental health advocacy work in combination with new energy and direction of our organization makes CMHA-NS a dynamic employer of choice.
Organizational Chart: CMHA Federation
The CMHA Federation: Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. We are a federated charity, which means we are a collective of organizations bound together by a brand and mission. Together, we identify and respond to Canada’s most pressing mental health priorities. At the national level, we push for nationwide system and policy change. At the community level, millions of people in Canada rely on CMHA’s extensive grassroots presence.
- 1 national office
- 11 provincial/territorial divisions
- 75 local branches/regions in over 330 communities
CMHAs in 330 communities offer a range of programs, services, supports and expertise, and work in mental health priority areas, including:
100% - Mental Health Promotion
84% - Suicide Prevention
84% - Youth
43% - Campus Mental Health
43% - Community Research
31% - First Responders and Veterans
For more information visit CMHA National