‘News’ Category

Mental Health Campaign Takes Home Second International Award

June 15th, 2017
CMHA’s Sole Focus Project Receives a Gold Aster (June 12, 2017) Windsor, ON    Windsor-Essex is winning big and being recognized for advancement in mental health education and awareness through the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 2017 campaign, the Sole Focus Project. Douglas Marketing Group (DMG), a Windsor-Detroit based agency, is proud to accept their second international award for the recently launched...

CMHA-WECB Sole Focus Campaign wins Platinum Hermes Award

May 31st, 2017
Windsor –Essex: TheCanadian Mental Health Association-Windsor Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB)and Douglas Marketing Group have been recognized with a Platinum Hermes Award for the recently launched Sole Focus Project campaign(www.solefocusproject.ca). "CMHA Windsor-Essex has recognized a community need and is dedicated to ensuring we provide our community with support by bringing mental illness into focus. This required removing the stigma of mental...

Essex-Windsor EMS newest partner!

May 1st, 2017
CMHA-WECB is excited to announce that the Essex-Windsor EMS is the newest partner to join the Sole Focus Project. Each ambulance will be outfitted with a "Proud Supporter" decal.

Prince Harry shares mental-health struggles after Diana’s death

April 18th, 2017
It is an image those who saw it will never forget: Prince William and Prince Harry — just boys, really — walking silently behind their mother’s cortege as the world mourned Princess Diana’s death in 1997. Now Harry has revealed for the first time that losing his mother when he was only 12 left him in emotional turmoil for 20...

World Health Day 2017: Why the WHO chose depression as its focus this year

April 7th, 2017
Diabetes, food safety, superbugs – those are just some of the past themes officials picked as World Health Day initiatives. But this year, for 2017, the World Health Organization is focusing on depression. “Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even...

Arms Bumanlag Named a Champion of Mental Health

April 4th, 2017
Quite the recognition for AM800's Arms Bumanlag. He's been named a 2017 'Champion of Mental Health' by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. Bumanlag gets the national award in the 'media category' for his work on the 'Sole Focus Project' at the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Bumanlag has been battling anxiety for years...

Kicking mental illness down to size

February 27th, 2017
As an ambassador for the Sole Focus Project, Jasmine Jacey helps spread the message about mental health issues using shoe soles painted robin's egg blue. Read more... Current, Spring Issue 2017, The Windsor Star

Sole Focus Project hopes to raise $500K for mental health

February 22nd, 2017
CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:58AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:19PM EST The Windsor-Essex County Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association officially launched the Sole Focus Project on Wednesday. The campaign seeks to raise $500,000 over the next three years in support of mental health awareness, education and training, identified as a strategic priority...

Sole Focus Project officially launched!

February 22nd, 2017
CMHA-WECB thanks all of our ambassadors, sponsors, donors, dignitaries and supporters that attended the official launch of the Sole Focus Project campaign on February 15th. It was a great morning! Photos courtesy of Snapd Windsor

Local 444 Supporting Sole Focus Mental Health Project

January 24th, 2017
A new campaign of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Windsor is getting a major boost in the name of a labour icon. Unifor Local 444 today announced a $50,000 donation toward the 3-year Sole Focus Project fundraising campaign. In making today's announcement Local 444 President Dino Chiodo paid tribute to a previous president: "I would like to present on...

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