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Media contact information, press releases, CMHA National public service announcements, and other helpful resources are also available here for journalists to access easily.

Bill C-14 now law

On April 11, 2014, Bill C-14 (An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder)) received Royal Assent.  A summary of the Bill may be consulted at http://www.parl.gc.ca/legisinfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&billId=6319560

Please also see a press release co-signed by CMHA regarding Bill C-14 on the CMHA National website at http://www.cmha.ca/news/mental-health-community-committed-to-repairing-damage-caused-by-bill-c-14-not-criminally-responsible-reform-act/

CMHA is pleased to have secured amendments to the legislation last year (ss. 20.1 and 31.1), which now mandate Parliament to review, within 5 years of the coming into force of the Bill, the effect of the amendments of key not-criminally responsible sections of the amended Criminal Code and National Defence Act.  However, CMHA remains concerned that many of the amendments in the Act do nothing more than create stigma and may have unintended impacts on the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems.

CMHA Winnipeg Hosting Clara’s Big Ride

CMHA Winnipeg is thrilled to host Clara Hughes in Winnipeg. Access the press releases in both French and English for details. Click here for more information.

Celebrating Healthy Workplace Initiatives

For more information please read the news release here on mindfulness in workplaces.

Tell A Friend! Be A Friend! with CMHA Winnipeg’s new PSAs

We’re starting a conversation about mental health! Listen to these great PSAs put together by our volunteers and Virgin 103.1 radio!

Bell Let’s Talk – Generic PSA

Bell Let’s Talk – Megan PSA

Bell Let’s Talk – Michael PSA

Bell Let’s Talk – Sadie PSA

New Guidelines for Reporting on Mental Illness

Please click here to access new guidelines for reporting on mental illness provided by the Associated Press.

CMHA Winnipeg, collaborating with CMHA Manitoba Division, the Manitoba Psychological Society and Manitoba Schizophrenia Society has updated media guidelines based on existing guidelines developed by The Mental Health Literacy Network to advance a balanced and accurate reporting of mental health issues. Click here to access the suggested guidelines.

Media Contacts

For media enquiries, local mental health organizations and agencies contact information can found in this document.  For CMHA Winnipeg Region media enquiries, contact Nicole Chammartin – Executive Director:  982-6100, office@cmhawpg.mb.ca.

 

Past media postings can be accessed online.