2017-18: action!

October 2017 Moving on Mental Health Newsletter

Our latest updates can be found in the October 2017 MOMH Newsletter - just click on a button below to check out the English or French versions of the newsletter. 

CMHA Waterloo Wellington launches online mental health support tool

October 16, 2017

CMHA Waterloo Wellington has launched a new online service to enhance its Here 24/7 program. Big White Wall will provide peer and professional support (with trained counsellors online at all times) plus a range of wellbeing tools – from guided therapeutic groups to self-directed workshops – to help people who are in need of mental health support.

Open to anyone aged 16 years and older, the online service is safe and anonymous, offering users the security to work on recovery in a private, discreet setting. Use of the tool will be offered to individuals contacting Here 24/7 for services, based on availability and fit.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Big White Wall has been implemented in both Australia and New Zealand. Seventy percent of members in the UK report feeling better as a result of joining the online community.

For more information on the new tool, visit the CMHA Waterloo Wellington website.

Now that this tool has been implemented, the Moving on Mental Health Operations Committee will look at the accessibility of Big White Wall specific to young people (aged 16 and up).

 

Child/Youth Mental Health Plans for Dufferin Wellington for 2017-18 submitted to MCYS

Two reports summarizing the plans for child/youth mental health across the Dufferin Wellington service area were submitted to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services by CMHA Waterloo Wellington on April 4, 2017.  

The Core Services Delivery Plan and Community Mental Health Plan describe how child/youth mental health services are delivered across Dufferin Wellington; summarize the key activities completed in 2016-17; and identify key priorities for Moving on Mental Health for 2017-18.  These reports, as well as a highlights document summarizing the priorities for 2017-18 and how they were arrived at, are available here.