About the Session:
This presentation will outline the innovative approaches CMHA of NB is using to provide services and reduce stigma related to mental health/illness across New Brunswick. Over the last three years, since its amalgamation, CMHA of NB has expanded its reach substantially over the last 3 years, reaching 25,000, then 35,000, to over 50,000 individuals.- CEC: The CEC Program is unique to Canada. This program focuses on the rural regions of NB and ensures every citizen from every corner of NB CMHA services.- Anti-Stigma Campaign: Through a partnership with the Department of Health, including the programs Changing Minds, WORKING Minds Together, as well as workplace mental health toolkits, and a social media campaign.- Kindness Day: This year will mark the 4th Annual Kindness Day in NB. This event raises awareness on the link between kindness and mental health. This year for mental health week Kindness Day will grow into NFLD, PEI, and NS through the local CMHA’s.- Educating caregivers of seniors: CMHA of NB has developed an important partnership with the Department of Health, NB Nursing Homes and Special Care Homes Associations, as well as Social Development to provide education and awareness to professionals and caregivers of seniors through interactive workshops on topics related to senior mental health.
Kristen Barnes: Currently works as the Operations Manager with CMHA of NB, and previously as Program Coordinator of the CMHA of NB Moncton Office. Before working with CMHA, Kristen has worked in the fields of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Intervention, Suicide & Crisis Intervention, as well as Community Connections Coordination.
Lucie Robichaud: Coordinatrice en éducation Communautaire avec l’ACSM du N.-B. depuis 1986. Elle travaille avec la réalité rurale du N.-B. Formatrice, animatrice, revendicatrice, sont ces functions principales.