The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. Follow the links below for details.
CMHA Port Alberni has been serving the community for over 25 years. The programs and services we offer include:
- Advocacy for matters such as disability applications/appeals and residential tenancy. We also offer free income tax services for community members.
- Housing, offering a continuum of safe, secure and affordable housing opportunities in Port Alberni.
- New Horizons Clubhouse provides community-based rehabilitation, daily lunch program, transitional and supported employment, social and recreational activities.
- Peer Support trained peer support workers who also operate the mental health library.
- Outreach assistance, advocacy and support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Food Matters offers vocational training in a commercial kitchen and provides frozen meals to 35 people per month.
- Healthy Harvest, a horticulture program offering an opportunity for participants to learn and experience farm production and sales of organic produce.
- Disability Parking permits available to the public.
CMHA believes that good mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Whether you are managing a mental illness, supporting someone you care about, or looking to build your own overall health, we can help you build mental health skills and resilience for yourself and your family.
- Bounce Back®
A free, evidence-based program designed to help adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety.
- Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
A family-focused, telephone-based coaching service for parents and caregivers, effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural challenges and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3 – 12.
- Living Life to the Full
An eight-session, 12-hour mental health promotion course designed to help people deal with low mood, anxiety, stress and everyday life challenges.
Find tools and resources for yourself or a young person in your life.
Learn about scholarships, bursaries and healthy campus resources with CMHA BC.
Our community training programs help service providers build skills for helping people with addictions as well as prepare community members with skills to help people who are at risk of suicide.