The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Seeks
Nominations from the Public
OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental
Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) announced they are extending the
deadline for nominations for the Champions of Mental Health campaign. CAMIMH is an alliance of Canada's leading mental health care
and service organizations, representing health care providers as well
as persons and families living with mental health issues. Nominations
will now be accepted until March 21st, 2013, a full three week extension.
CAMIMH's strength is that it brings together Canada's mental health
communities. The Champions of Mental Health Awards is one of Canada's
premiere mental health advocacy events in recognition of individuals or
organizations whose outstanding contributions have advanced the mental
health agenda in Canada in the past year.
Held each year in Ottawa, the gala to honour the 2013 Champions of Mental Health Awards recipients will be hosted on May 6th, 2013 at the Château Laurier. The Champions of Mental Health Awards are a key component of CAMIMH's annual awareness campaigns and are made
possible through the generous support of its presenting sponsor Bell,
as part of the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative. It is through
the outstanding contributions from the public that CAMIMH is able to
raise awareness and broaden the conversation about the need for
improved access to services and support for mental illness in Canada.
"Mental illness is an issue that all Canadians face. One in five will
experience a mental problem or disorder in a given year. Even more
will know someone who has. We hope that by recognizing some of the
Champions, we are recognizing the work that is being done to raise
awareness, end stigma and promote access to needed services and support
that will make a difference for Canada's mental health," said Dr. Karen
Cohen, Chair of Mental Illness Awareness Week campaigns 2013.
To nominate a Champion, please visit camimh.ca for details. Submissions will be accepted until March 21st, 2013 in several categories including private sector; public sector;
research; community (individual); and community (organization).
Established in 1998, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental
Health (CAMIMH) is an alliance of mental health organizations comprised
of health care providers and organizations representing persons with
mental illness and their families and caregivers. CAMIMH's mandate is
to ensure that mental health is placed on the national agenda so that
persons with a lived experience of mental illness and their families
receive appropriate access to care and support.
SOURCE: CANADIAN ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH
For further information:
or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Kalene DeBaeremaeker, Champions Awards Organizing Committee
Tel. : 613-233-8906 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org