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Welcome to Chimo Helpline's April 2017 newsletter.
This is a place where we will share updates, community events and important information regarding mental health and suicide prevention.

National Volunteer Week

April 23 - 29

We would like to take an opportunity to thank all of our volunteers whose time and talents are essential in order for us to continue building resilient communities.  Thank you to our Board of Directors, committee members, phone interveners, translators, special event volunteers and everyone who follows and promotes Chimo through their network and social media channels.
  • Together you have contributed 400 volunteer hours.
  • Supported the organization in answering over 11,000 calls
  • Organized and promoted fundraisers
  • Helped others connect with us 
  • Engaged in discussions around mental health
Please known that you are appreciated and that we are grateful that you are part of Chimo.  In the words of Dr. Seuss, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not." 

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Canada (MHFA Canada) and St. John Ambulance announced that they are working towards increasing the number of instructors equipped to offer mental health first aid training, making it more accessible to people across Canada.

MHFA Canada aim to train at least 40 St. John Ambulance instructors in mental health first aid, who will in turn teach the course on behalf of St. John Ambulance.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to physical first aid that is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, it is given until appropriate treatment is found or the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, family and friends. 

More than 220,000 people in Canada have been trained in MHFA since 2007. 


Volunteer 150 for 150

To celebrate Canada's 150 Anniversary, Canadians are being challenged to volunteer 150 hours during 2017 and give back to their community.  Chimo can help you reach your volunteer goal.  We will be holding a helpline volunteer training session in May. If you are interested in joining our team of caring phone Interveners, please contact us at or visit our website
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Upcoming Events 

The 66th CMHA Mental Health Week (May 1-7) will be louder than ever before. Get ready to lift up your mental health megaphone! This year, their focus is on ending wait times for mental health care because too many Canadians are on standby for the care and services they need. #GETLOUD 

On May 5, the CMHA of NB in Fredericton will host the first ever 'A Day in Their Shoes' show, this event will bring to light the fact that while mental illness is very much an individual condition that happens in a person's own mind and body, partners and loved ones are just as affected by their loved one's mental illness.  

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