For Immediate Release
May 2, 2019, Duncan, BC
Media Contact: James Tousignant
Tel: 250.597.1372
CMHA Mental Health Week - May 6-12, 2019
CMHA's Mental Health Week is now in its 68th year . CMHA-CVB will be using the week to highlight services and increase public understanding of our community programs. We invite you to come in, meet our caring staff and learn more about what we do. Our Mental Health Week Open House Events are scheduled as follows (also see poster below):

  • Monday, May 6 from 11:00am-1:00pm: Open House at *BikeWorks/Artworks, 51 Trunk Rd. Site Tour, Art Show, Light Refreshments

  • Wednesday, May 8 from 10:30am-12:30pm, Open House at our *Overdose Prevention Site, 221 Trunk Rd (Trunk Rd & Ypres St). Site Tours, Light Refreshments, Information, Free Naloxone Training w/Narcan Kit for those interested.

  • Friday, May 1o from 1:00pm-3:00pm, Grand Opening at the Open Door Youth Services Centre, 371 Festubert St. with Sonia Furstenau, MLA Cowichan Valley, Light Refreshments

  • Saturday, May 11, from 11:00am-3:00pm, A Community BBQ Hosted by our Youth Advisory Group at the Open Door Youth Services Centre, 371 Festubert St. Hot dogs, hamburgers, music and more.

  • Sunday, May 12 from 11:30am-1:30pm Open House at Warmland Shelter, 2579 Lewis St. Shelter site and garden tours, burgers and cake. Free Naloxone Training w/Narcan Kit for those interested.

*these events are held outside of operating hours in order to protect client privacy

For more information about events, contact annemarie.thornton@cmha.bc.ca .
Social Media & Community Engagement
More about these events through our social media channels. Please click on any of the links below to follow.

CMHA-CVB Facebook Page
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CMHA-CVB Membership
You are invited to become a member of Cowichan Valley Branch of the CMHA . As a member you are:
  • Providing hope to the 1 in 5 Canadians who are directly affected by mental illness
  • Supporting specialized services in your community
  • Joining a movement to build a community of hope, support and inclusion for people with mental illness
  • Showing you care about mental health in your community
Your membership includes:
  • A CMHA membership card
  • The opportunity to vote for members of our governing board of directors at our annual AGM. Our next AGM is June 26 at Warmland Shelter, 2579 Lewis, 11:30am-2:00pm. A light lunch will be served.
  • Membership with your local CMHA branch, CMHA BC Division and CMHA National
  • A free subscription to the award-winning Visions Journal
Annual membership fees:
  • $20 Individual
  • $5 Individuals on limited income
  • $50 Organization

Download our membership form here .