CMHA offers a variety of presentations (many are Powerpoint format) that are suitable for delivery in a ‘lunch and learn’ format. These presentations can take from 45 minutes to 90 minutes to deliver (depending on the time available) and we try to tailor the content to the needs of the organization. Over the past five years our presentations have been delivered to Island businesses, government departments (municipal, provincial and federal), school staff, service clubs and organizations plus many other community groups (including youth groups).
A school-based suicide prevention program presented by a trained facilitator in Grade 9 classrooms throughout the province. Combining interactive learning techniques, open discussions and a short video, the one-hour session explores the topic of suicide with youth, and teaches them ways to seek help for themselves and their peers when they’re in distress. This program is funded by the PEI Department of Health and CMHA’s annual ‘Golf for Life’ Tournament.
In 2003, CMHA/PEI Division was contracted by the Department of Health and Social Services (the department) to conduct research into the support needs of people on Prince Edward Island with severe and persistent mental illness.
These groups provide information, mutual support and reassurance to adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. For current group listings, please contact 902 628-3669 or call toll free at 1 800 682-1648.
With Hope in Mind, is a provincial, family-to-family, education and support program delivered by trained family member volunteers supported by the Consumer and Family Support Program. It is a program designed to educate and support family members of someone with a mental illness.
Each year the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization, uses September 10 to call attention to suicide as a leading cause of premature and preventable death. This year’s theme is “Many Faces, Many Places: Suicide Prevention Across the World”.