CCMHN mobilizes Canada’s community mental health organizations, acting as a catalyst for change through targeted and unified advocacy, focused education and communications, and the sharing of programs, resources, and knowledge that advances the collective efforts of community mental health organizations in Canada, improve the lives of individuals affected by mental health and beyond.
Our vision is to create a future where prevention and treatment outcomes are improved, mental health services are enhanced, and informed policymaking positively impacts the lives of individuals and communities affected by mental health challenges.
What We Do
Supporting the Lived Experience Perspective:
CCMHN recognizes the importance of including the perspective of people with lived experience of mental illness in all its activities. By involving individuals who have experienced mental health challenges, CCMHN aims to inform and influence research initiatives and program development.
Raising Awareness and Communication:
We engage in educational activities to raise awareness about mental illnesses and substance use issues. It communicates important information to its members, stakeholders, and the public to promote understanding and reduce stigma associated with mental health disorders.
We facilitate the sharing of best practices, resources, and research-based knowledge among community mental health organizations across Canada. By promoting collaboration, CCMHN aims to enhance the effectiveness of mental health programs and services.
Building the Capacity for Change:
We aim to promote mental health awareness, improve access to mental health services, and influence mental health policy on both the federal and regional levels.
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