Funding & Events
*NEW Healthy Refresh Activity Grants - Deadline is October 29th, 2021
Community partners and Western Health staff continue to provide many valuable supports in our communities. It’s motivating to see such significant efforts despite the challenging circumstances. Let’s continue to work together to find new and innovative ways to promote positive mental health.
Western Health would like to support your efforts through Healthy Refresh Activity Grants. A limited number of Grants are available ranging up to $350 each. Community Partners, Schools and Western Health staff can apply no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, October 29th, 2021. Be Creative! Plan your own prevention and promotion activity. Who will you engage? How? What resources do you need?
Call for Applications for the CAPMHP Fund - Due March 6, 2020 (CLOSED)
Community Addictions Prevention Mental Health Promotion Fund (CAPMHP)
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The Department of Health and Community Services is inviting applications for the 2020 Community Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Fund Program.
Individuals, community groups and not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for funding to support mental health and addictions projects. The department in partnership with the four regional health authorities administers the funding with grants available up to a maximum of $10,000 per application.
To be eligible for funding, proposed projects must focus on promoting positive mental health and well-being, suicide prevention or prevention of alcohol-related harms.
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 6. The application form and program guidelines are available online here.
Project Consultation: The Regional Addictions Prevention Consultant and the Regional Mental Health Promotions Consultant are available for consultation regarding your application. Consultation does not mean approval, it is to ensure that you have to correct information included and that your information is clear and concise. Your local Wellness Facilitators are also available for application consultation.
Awareness Week Activity Grants
A limited number of Awareness Week Activity Grants ranging from $50 to $100 each are available to Mental Health and Addiction Services Staff, Community Health Nursing Staff and Community Partners.
- Mental Health Week - May (announced in March)
- Mental Illness Awareness Week - October (announced in August)
- Addictions Awareness Week - November (announced in September)
Suicide Awareness Grants - Offered multiple times throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Events & Initiatives:
Taking Care Tips Calendar - May 2021
It's Your Health on the Line
It’s Your Health on the Line is a local workplace initiative supporting Mental Health Week. Each spring, workplaces are invited to support employee wellness by participating in an awareness initiative that asks staff to share their fresh ideas for brighter days.
How to Participate - Simply set up the clothesline in a staff area of your workplace. Staff will choose a paper cut out and write a message or draw a picture about what they do to revitalize their mind and body. They are then asked to hang it on the clotheslines for everyone to see.
Register your workplace! We just need a few details about your workplace to get started. We will send you a package with everything you need to participate including: poster, clothesline, clothes pins, paper clothing cut outs, print materials and a prize. For more information, read the attached Letter to Workplaces or call Lori Hynes at 634-4322.
Check back for more opportunities for workshops and training events.
Provincial Webinars - Stepped Care & E-Mental Health Programs
Visit Bridgethegapp.ca to check out webinars & E-Mental Health programs.
Missed a live webinar? Watch the recordings to learn more about Stepped Care and new and innovative programs available within Newfoundland and Labrador.
Monica Fletcher, CHANNAL, and Tammy Bourne, U-Turn, discuss peer support and the services offered by their organizations - https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/508039645875314951
Strongest Families Institute
A provincial webinar by Strongest Families Institute provides an overview of the SFI programs available for children and youth - https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3378265257788468482
A provincial webinar with Niki Legge, DOHCS, and Dr. Badri Rickhi, psychiatrist and founder of the Breathing Room. Dr. Rickhi provides an overview of online tools, a demo of the bridge the gapp website, as well as an overview an demo of the BreathingRoomTM Program - https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4216072228559131400
Stepped Care & Integrating Technology
This webinar provides an overview of the Stepped Care 2.0 model and variations that have been adapted for unique circumstances at other sites, including within Newfoundland & Labrador, as well as how technology is integrated in the model - https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3773530891698842893
Please contact the Regional Mental Health Promotion Consultant or Regional Addictions Prevention Consultant to discuss opportunities or support with applications for funding.
Regional Mental Health Promotion Consultant at 634-4927/4171
Regional Addictions Prevention Consultant at 634-4921/4171