CMHA Kingston Branch

400 Elliott Ave., Unit #3
Kingston ON  K7K 6M9

Phone: 613-549-7027

CMHA Kingston Branch

Public Policy and Advocacy

The Canadian Mental Health Association is the only association in Canada that addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness. We promote and advocate through strong connections we forge with policymakers, mental health consumers and their families, educators, the media, stakeholders and other service providers.

CMHA’s National office influences public policy at the federal level with a multi-faceted approach that includes strengthening our relationship with government officials and politicians. In addition, we focus on the ongoing submission of briefs and presentations to Standing Committees on Finance, Health, Human Resources Development, Justice and others.

CMHA Policy Statements articulate the general principles and recommendations relating to a particular issue which are endorsed by the CMHA.



Mental Health Promotion

Key components of mental health generally include the capacity to: enjoy life, use abilities and achieve goals, contribute to community, deal with life’s inevitable challenges and bounce back from adversity, and form and sustain relationships with others. Mental health promotion refers to the actions taken to strengthen mental health.



Branch Programs and Services

CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

Services are designed to help people:

improve their mental health
integrate into the community
become more resilient
be supported in their recovery from mental illness.

CMHA’s programs assist youth, provide peer support, stress reduction workshops and public education campaigns within the community.

In addition, CMHA acts as a social advocate to encourage public action and commitment to strengthening community mental health services and legislation and policies affecting services. All our mental health projects are based on principles of empowerment, peer and family support, participation in decision-making, citizenship, and inclusion in community life.

Community-based voluntary organization dedicated to restoring, enhancing and promoting the mental and emotional well-being of all individuals.

As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

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Founded: It began existence as the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene (CNCMH), founded by Dr. Clarence M. Hincks and Clifford W. Beers in January 26, 1918.

Categories: Community Organization, Non-Profit Organization, Social Services

Hours

Mon: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm



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Past Events

Ollin Soundscape & Drum Circle

Ollin Soundscape & Drum Circle
06:15 pm - 18 April 2018

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Ollin Soundscape & Drum Circle Who? All ages, genders, cultures, abilities welcome! Come as you are - Extra yoga mats are available. Chairs are available. Wheelchair...

Open House Celebration

Open House Celebration
03:00 pm - 18 April 2018

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Come and celebrate our 1-year anniversary at 400 Elliott Ave. We will unveil our Wellness Rooms. Come learn about our services. Meet our Staff, Board Members and...

GriefWell CARE Group

GriefWell CARE Group
06:30 pm - 04 April 2018

At CMHA Kingston Branch

This group is a brave place to tell your Grief Journey story with others. It’s open for those who self-identify as a woman and who are experiencing grief of any...

Community Drum Circle & Art Project!

Community Drum Circle & Art Project!
04:30 pm - 01 April 2018

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Community Drum Circle & Art Project! Ollin with Canadian Mental Health Association Kingston Branch in participation of Kingston Gets Active! Who? All ages, genders,...

Family and Youth Drag Show

Family and Youth Drag Show
02:00 pm - 31 March 2018

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Tickets are available at our office during business hours, Legion Branch 560 or call 613-542-1616. Check the event page for other ways to get your tickets This...

World Water Day. Soundscape Meditation & Drum Circle.

World Water Day. Soundscape Meditation & Drum Circle.
06:00 pm - 22 March 2018

At CMHA Kingston Branch

World Water Day. Soundscape Meditation & Drum Circle Location: Canadian Mental Health Association 400 Elliot Avenue - Unit 11 (Rockcliffe Plaza) Wheelchair...

Weekly Kingston All Nations Community Drum Circle

Weekly Kingston All Nations Community Drum Circle
04:30 pm - 14 January 2018

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Circle of Wellness at Canadian Mental Health Association! Weekly All Nations Community in Free Spirit Rhythm, Song, Dance. Drums and Percussion of all kinds welcome! Various...

End Of Year Drum Circle, Sing-a-longs, Potluck

End Of Year Drum Circle, Sing-a-longs, Potluck
04:00 pm - 24 December 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

***Special Holiday Sing-a-longs *** End of the year potluck and drum circle 4:00-6:30 Circle of Wellness at Canadian Mental Health Association! Weekly All Nations...

Weekly Kingston All Nations Community Drum Circle

Weekly Kingston All Nations Community Drum Circle
04:30 pm - 17 December 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Circle of Wellness at Canadian Mental Health Association! Weekly All Nations Community in Free Spirit Rhythm, Song, Dance. Drums and Percussion of all kinds welcome! Various...

Weekly Kingston All Nations Community Drum Circle

Weekly Kingston All Nations Community Drum Circle
04:30 pm - 10 December 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Circle of Wellness at Canadian Mental Health Association! Weekly All Nations Community in Free Spirit Rhythm, Song, Dance. Drums and Percussion of all kinds welcome! Various...

Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid Course
09:00 am - 05 December 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

If you sprain your ankle, chances are you will know what to do.If I have a panic attack, chances are you won't. Helps you understand more about mental illness,...

Craft Circles For Día de los Muertos followed by Community Drum Circle

Craft Circles For Día de los Muertos followed by Community Drum Circle
03:30 pm - 22 October 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Craft Circles for Día de los Muertos Kingston! Sunday October 22nd and 29th 3:30PM @ CMHA Unit 11 - 400 Elliot Ave (Rockcliffe Plaza on Elliot/Division) All welcome...

Kingston with Mexico: Community Drum Circle and Sound Meditation

Kingston with Mexico: Community Drum Circle and Sound Meditation
04:30 pm - 24 September 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Kingston with Mexico 4:30PM-6:15PM Community Drum Circle for Mexico 6:30PM-7:15PM Sound Meditation/Prayer for Mexico Proceeds of this event goes to relief efforts...

Kingston Community Sound Meditation

Kingston Community Sound Meditation
06:30 pm - 29 August 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

This series is a special offer to the community in light of Meditation for Mental Health and will be located at 400 Elliott Avenue at the Canadian Mental Health...

Kingston Community Zumba!

Kingston Community Zumba!
05:30 pm - 29 August 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Tiempo para bailar! Time to dance! What is Zumba? The Zumba® program is a fitness-party with a contagious blend of Latin and international rhythms that provides...

Global Drum Prayer at Canadian Mental Health Association

Global Drum Prayer at Canadian Mental Health Association
04:30 pm - 29 August 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Global Drum Prayer and Connection at Canadian Mental Health Association from 4:30pm-5:15pm Tuesday August 29th 2017 at 400 Elliot Avenue, unit 11 in part of the...

Women's Resilience

Women's Resilience
09:30 am - 23 August 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

Please come and enjoy the Women's Resilience group at CMHA Kingston. The group runs every Wednesday morning from 9:30-3:30. Lots of fun and a variety of different...

Kingston Community Sound Meditation

Kingston Community Sound Meditation
06:30 pm - 22 August 2017

At CMHA Kingston Branch

This series is a special offer to the community in light of Meditation for Mental Health and will be located at 400 Elliott Avenue at the Canadian Mental Health...

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