Friday, November 3, 2017

ONA Local 8 partners with CMHA!

Local 8 is thrilled to announce their partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) on their Sole Focus Project.

As a strategic partner with the Sole Focus Project movement we assist them to take a stand for mental health and collectively create a legacy fund to further enhance and distribute mental wellness education, awareness and training in our community.

The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life.

On average, 6,400 clients receive treatment from Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) annually for moderate to severe mental illness.
Education and training are key areas not fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Yet they are key to shifting the tide of mental health stigma.

The Sole Focus Project aims to ease societal and financial burdens on those with a mental health or addiction problem by raising funds towards mental wellness education and awareness, providing training and treatment, and community support.

The more resources and services we can make available to those in need of help, the more we can ensure a mentally healthy Windsor & Essex County, overall.

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