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Welcome to the CMHA South Okanagan Similkameen branch website.

Canadian Mental Health Association SOS branch we believe in a recovery vision of service with the idea that people can recover from mental illness when they play an active and empowered role in their recovery.

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Club House

Unity House provides social, recreational and educational programs for individuals living with a mental illness. A monthly newsletter is a good resource for current activities.

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Mental Health Advocacy

CMHA-SOS offers individual advocacy services which are accessed directly by individuals with a mental health disorder living in the South Okanagan Similkameen. Advocacy is currently by appointment only.

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Workshops

The Thrive Learning Centre fosters a safe, supportive and inclusive environment that is open to everyone and aims to engage participants in meaningful discussion around each topic area that we cover.

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Resources Keep Safe

Find resources for getting help when you need it most. For tips on preventing and preparing for mental health emergencies, please see our page on Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies.

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CDP

The purpose of the Consumer Development Program is to administer consumer involvement funds for advocacy, self-help, education and consumer initiatives specifically endorsed by the local Funding Criterion Committee.

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Supportive Employment

CMHA provides vocational programs for mental health clients. CMHA is gradually building up this program through contracts for snow shoveling, car detailing and janitorial services.

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What’s New

How to help when your community has experienced traumatic loss

Apr 16th, 2019

  No amount of planning can prepare us for sudden, unexpected, and traumatic loss in our communities. It can shake our sense of stability and draw out fears that we…

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Kick start a transformative year for your workplace

Jul 31st, 2018

CMHA hosts Canada’s Top Conference on Workplace Mental Health February 21-22 in Vancouver Join us on this journey of change. This year’s theme, Transforming Workplace Culture: Agents and Allies, invites…

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Get ready to #GETLOUD for CMHA Mental Health Week

Jul 31st, 2018

Time to work on your outside voice! Get ready to Get Loud this May 1-7 for the 66th annual CMHA Mental Health Week.

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Finding hope in uncertain times: Five tips on coping with change

Apr 19th, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. – It seems there is a lot more uncertainty in the world today: government leaders around the globe divide opinions, concerns of terrorism are on the rise, and…

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