You are not alone. 9-8-8 is Canada’s new helpline for anyone who is thinking about suicide or who is worried about someone they know. Reach out for help, whenever you need it.

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If you would like to book a presentation or information booth for your next event, please contact Julia Ramsay at [email protected].

The semester-based calendar for the CMHA-PEI Learning, Training, and Support Hub is now available. Courses and sessions are free and are available to anyone and everyone who wishes to participate.​ If you have questions regarding our Learning Hub sessions, contact our Education team at [email protected].

Individual Recovery Programs

  1. Life After Suicide Loss is a nine-week suicide bereavement group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. READ MORE.
  2. Your Recovery Journey is a FREE five-week course (2 hours a week) to help people with mental illness move towards recovery. Please get in touch with Julia Ramsay at [email protected] for information on when the next course is being delivered. Click READ MORE for a copy of the course brochure.
  3. The Art of Friendship is an eight-week course (2 hours a week) to help people learn skills for healthy relationships and further their recovery through social activity. Click READ MORE for a copy of the brochure.

Child and Youth Programs

I’m Thumbody is a self-esteem program targeted to children in grade three.  It’s delivered by trained volunteers and promotes mental health by teaching about self-esteem and emotional awareness.  It is offered to all public school grade three classrooms.  READ MORE

​Program contact: France Young, Community Education Coordinator

Email[email protected]

Call – (902) 628-1648

​Kings County: (902) 838-2489

​Queens County: Community Educator, Abbey LeBlanc / (902)-628-1648

​Prince County: Community Educator, Danielle Richard / (902) 436-7399

ACCT for Life is offered annually to intermediate schools across PEI and meets the required learning outcomes of the Intermediate Level Health Curriculum. Using interactive discussions, learning tools, and several short videos, this 80-minute workshop is presented by a trained facilitator and safely explores the topics of mental health and suicide with youth, aged 13-19 years. For more information read the ACCT info sheet.

​Program contact: Julia Ramsay  / [email protected]

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.  READ MORE

​Program contact: Julia Ramsay  / [email protected]

Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada. It aims to promote the mental health of young athletes and to spread awareness about the benefits of positive mental health throughout communities across the country.

Originally launched by CMHA Ontario Division in partnership with the OHL in 2014, Talk Today provides an important opportunity to address the mental health needs of athletes across the province and across Canada. The program has become a valuable platform for CMHA branches, local sports teams, and individual players to encourage open discussion about mental health within the community and the broader public. READ MORE

Program contact: Community Education Coordinator, France Young [email protected]/(902) 628-1648

CMHA’s Family Program: Finding Hope & Building Strength

Click HERE for tips on parenting young ones during these stressful times.

Offered on a semester basis, through our Learning, Training and Support Hub, The Family Program: Finding Hope & Building Strength is a free 8-week course designed to educate, support, and equip individuals who have a loved one living with a mental health concern. Join us for conversations around understanding your loved one’s experience and to exploring treatment and community resources. We also learn and practice skills around self-care, boundaries, communication, and de-escalation.

​Program contact: France Young, Community Education Coordinator

Email[email protected]

Call – (902) 628-1648

​Kings County –  (902) 838-2489

​Queens County – Abbey LeBlanc (902) 628-1648

​Prince County: Danielle Richard / (902) 436-7399

Self Help Groups

There are a number of self-help groups across the island that we support. Some are targeted specifically to youth. Participating in self-help offers social support, relief from isolation and provides education and practical information. Most importantly you know you’re not alone because you’re surrounded by others with similar struggles and experiences.  Click HERE for a complete list. There might be something in there just for you!

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