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Canadian Mental Health Association

Site: Oakville - Halton Region Branch - Head Office

Service: Health Promotion

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Record #: OAK2693 Last Full Update: 25 Mar 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameCMHA HRB
Former NameMental Health Education and Marketing Department (2013)
Contact Information
Office Phone905-693-4270
Toll Free Phone1-877-693-4270
Crisis PhoneCOAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 1-877-825-9011
Social MediaFacebook Facebook
Primary ContactAlison Petican, Information and Referral Specialist; Phone: 905-315-8664; Email:
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameCanadian Mental Health Association
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Primary ExecutiveRadhika Subramanyan, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-693-4270; Email:
FundingProvincial - Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network ; United Way - Burlington and Greater Hamilton, Milton, Oakville, Halton Hills
Service Information
Service DescriptionOffers a range of workshops, courses, trainings, groups, and services to promote positive health and create a supportive community.  
Courses and workshops 
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training): 
* a two day workshop to learn how to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide 
* learn to assess the immediate risk of suicide, recognize opportunities for help, and apply a model for suicide intervention 
* a 3.5 hour workshop to learn to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources  
* learn to move beyond the common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide and identify people who have thoughts of suicide 
* learn how to apply the four TALK steps to connect people to suicide first aid caregivers 
Mental Health First Aid: 
* a two-day, basic level interactive course to learn how to help someone showing signs of a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis 
* for those who have limited or no mental health knowledge 
* learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crisis situations 
* learn a basic model to provide Mental Health First Aid 
* obtain information about how to help in a crisis, and how to encourage a person to identify options for help 
Therapeutic Anger Management: 
* a 10-week group course to learn how to better understand and manage anger 
* sessions will provide tools and techniques to promote changes in thinking and behaviour 
* offered in north and south Halton 
Living Life to the Full: 
* eight 90 minute sessions – one per week for 8 weeks 
* learn how to deal with feelings when fed up, worried, or hopeless 
* learn skills to help tackle life’s problems 
* helps participants to make a difference to their lives 
* each session is expertly moderated and includes a booklet 
* call us or visit the website for upcoming course and workshop sessions 
* CMHA also provides displays for health and information fairs as well as customized presentations on a range of topics 
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedHalton Region
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up
ApplicationContact the office for more information on registering for courses and workshop and on arranging displays and presentations.
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - available in 175 languages
Feesvary depending on the program * Fee assistance available for some programs.
Site Information
Located In CommunityOakville (Eastlake)
Address & Map
1540 Cornwall Rd, Unit 102
Oakville, ON L6J 7W5
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Nearest Main IntersectionMaple Grove Dr and Cornwall Rd
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesAnger Management ~ Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ; Community Mental Health Agencies ; Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education ; Employee Assistance Programs ~ Mental Health Issues ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ; Suicide Prevention Programs