Pillar 1

Mental Health Gateway

For anyone dealing with mild to moderate mental health challenges, CMHA Calgary is here to act as a gateway to wellness. For us as an organization, this means ensuring that CMHA Calgary’s value, services, and supports are clearly and consistently communicated to help our clients find the supports they need, wherever they maybe on their wellness journey. We are also exploring ways to become a larger gateway in our community so that clients have connections to other supports, and more organizations know about CMHA Calgary’s services.

In the past year, CMHA Calgary has launched our new user-friendly, streamlined website to help everyone find the services they need.

We have also partnered with other Calgary agencies such as Immigrant Services Calgary and Gateway, and The Distress Centre and 211, to provide warm hand-offs for clients looking for additional services in the community.

Pillar 1

Mental Health Gateway

For anyone dealing with mild to moderate mental health challenges, CMHA Calgary is here to act as a gateway to wellness. For us as an organization, this means ensuring that CMHA Calgary’s value, services, and supports are clearly and consistently communicated to help our clients find the supports they need, wherever they maybe on their wellness journey. We are also exploring ways to become a larger gateway in our community so that clients have connections to other supports, and more organizations know about CMHA Calgary’s services.

In the past year, CMHA Calgary has launched our new user-friendly, streamlined website to help everyone find the services they need.

We have also partnered with other Calgary agencies such as Immigrant Services Calgary and Gateway, and The Distress Centre and 211, to provide warm hand-offs for clients looking for additional services in the community.

“I’m very grateful I can take these courses because there’s a lot of things I think should be learned in school so you know how to deal with the real world.”

Recovery College Participant

A conversation with Michelle Wagner, Director, Operations - Community Mental Health & Wellness

“CMHA Calgary has the proven ability to engage, empower and support the community in building capacity to further help individuals understand what it’s like to live with mental health and/or a substance use challenge. Services like our Community Education, Peer Services, Outreach, and Supported Living help build mental health literacy as well as support for individuals on their mental health journey.

I love the Recovery College courses; I think that they have so much to offer. They are very experiential in nature and provide an opportunity for individuals to start to explore their own thoughts and beliefs. The courses really build those skills so that it allows those individuals to start to focus away from that idea of having a diagnosis towards building their own strength and their own resiliency. All these new skills actually allows them to build more courage for themselves and have that strength to reach out for further supports when they are ready to do so.”

This year, we reached

14,335

Youth and adults through our Community Education sessions

465

New registrants within our Peer Support services

2,847

New individuals who signed up for services with CMHA Calgary

1,485

New Recovery College participants

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