Education Program


About the Program

CMHA is committed to public awareness efforts that result in reduced stigma of mental illness. Through education and training activities our Education Program assists services and groups in our community to understand the issues that people with mental illness face and to learn ways to support people with a mental illness. Understanding each other builds an inclusionary community.

Education services are provided through the activities and services listed below:

Resources for Public Education

  • Presentations, Workshops and Seminars
  • Information Displays and Health Fairs
  • Public Education Campaigns
  • Resource Distribution such as Fact Sheets, Pamphlets and Information Packages
  • Media Promotion and Advertising
  • Publications such as CMHA Northern Regional Branch Newsletter "Mental Health Matters"

Examples of Presentations Offered

  • Mental Health Overview
  • Eating Disorders and Psychotic Disorders
  • Deliberate Self Injury and Suicide
  • Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD)
  • Stigma and Mental Health
  • What is Mental Health?
  • Stress and Uncertainty in the Workplace
  • Concurrent Disorders
  • Language Hurts
  • Life of Stress
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Making Healthy Choices
  • Body Image and Health Eating

(Presentations can be developed to meet the needs and interest of the group requesting it.)

Examples of Workshops Offered

  • Mental Health First Aid Canada Course Click Here for information about courses offered and Click Here for information on workshops available
  • Hearing Voices That are Distressing Training
  • TAMI (Talking About Mental Illness)
  • Photo Voice

Annual Awareness Campaigns

Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual national event held the first week in May, provides CMHA Branches throughout Canada the opportunity to promote and implement special activities and displays Mental Illness Week

Mental Illness Week
Held annually in the first week of October, Mental Illness week focuses on special events associated with mental illness.

The Program is Offered
Throughout the Rainy River District

For More Information Contact Us

Education Program
Box 446-612 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M8
Phone: 807-274-2347
Fax: 807-274-3515
Toll Free: 877-311-0117
Christie Cousineau Educator/Trainer 807-274-2347 ext. 258