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Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara branch, has been providing mental health programs and services to assist individuals 16 years and older with their short and long-term mental health goals for more than 50 years. CMHA Niagara is a registered charity providing a continuum of mental health services. This means we assist those with early signs of mild to moderate unwellness, those with more severe daily living impacts, those with diagnosable mental illness and those recovering from mental illness.
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory, CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive. Learn more about CMHA National.
Locally, in St Catharines, CMHA started with a group of volunteers in 1966 who established the local branch in 1967.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara South Branch (formerly Welland Branch) received its Charter in November 1975, serving residents in the communities of Welland and Port Colborne. In 1989, they expanded to include the Niagara Falls Branch catchment area.
In 2001 CMHA Niagara North and CMHA Niagara South amalgamated to form CMHA Niagara, and continues to be a leader in providing adult mental health services and programs to individuals 16 years and older across the entire Niagara Region.