The Canadian Mental Health Association, a nation-wide, volunteer organization, promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, community-based research and services.
We are committed to providing an environment that is free from prejudice, discrimination and harassment. We strive to reflect the entire community in our volunteers and staff, and promote equal access to the services we provide.
Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
About CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION - NORTH AND WEST VANCOUVER
Our Branch has served the North Shore community since 1958 when a group of West Vancouver individuals organized a social club called the "White Cross" where adults with mental illness could meet, socialize and develop skills. This became the first drop-in center to be sponsored by CMHA in British Columbia.
While our current programs and services differ from those originally begun in 1958 our commitment to reducing recidivism rates and increasing the mental health of everyone in our community remains.
Our current programs include Outreach for homeless people and those seeking advocacy regarding income assistance and housing issues, Coaching through the physician-referred Bounce Back program, Living Life to the Full program, STEPS Youth Recreation Program for youth living with anxiety and depression, Short term Counselling for low-income earners. Employment services and supportive housing.