On June 28, 2016 our major donors were invited for a sneak peak and tour of the new "Branscombe Mental Health Centre" located on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 3rd Street Louth in St. Catharines.
Check out the video for a sneak peek about how our new state of the art facility will help us to expand and enhance desperately needed mental health treatment for more children, youth and families of Niagara.
Thank you to the community of Niagara for your generous donations and helping to make this a reality!
On Friday, June 10 almost 700 people came together in the Ballroom of the Fallsview Casino to celebrate the presentation of the Hope Award to Dr. Hilda Makken. Guest speaker Margaret Trudeau shared her honest and insightful story of her struggles with bipolar disorder.
Many thanks to our major sponsors RBC, Fallsview Casino and Bertie Printers for their financial support.
Join us in welcoming Shaun Baylis as the new CEO of Pathstone Mental Health.
Shaun has been been an integral part of Niagara's community based child and youth mental health transformation- "Moving on Mental Health", and comes to Pathstone from the Niagara Health System as the Manager of Mental Health & Addictions Services.
His fundamental belief in fully engaging staff in decision making through a collaborative approach helps to create an effective organization. He has extensive clinical experiences and embraces innovative practices that lead to imprrovements for children and families. He has a proven track record of guiding organizations to become highly engaged. Shaun prioritizes working collaboratively and cooperatively with community partners.
Shaun Baylis said, "Children's mental health is a critical issue, not only to families but to our entire community. Joining Pathstone's team of caring professionals is an incredible opportunity I am honoured to accept. Inspiring, empowering and motivating our team during this time of transformation is definitely something that makes me excited about the future."
This week May 1-7, 2016 is Children's Mental Health Week!
This week is about increasing awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health problems, decreasing stigma and understanding that help is available and treatment can work.
Landmarks across Niagara Region will shine green to raise awareness.
Why green? In the 1800's the colour green was used to brand people who were labelled "insane". Today we use green to signify new life, new growth and new beginnings.
Wear green coloured clothing or a green ribbon to help raise public awareness of Children's Mental Health week
Superheroes in our community have embraced the plan that no child should wait for life-changing mental health treatment. On September 25, 2015 it was announced that the challenging goal to raise $5,000,000 had been achieved. The swell of support for Niagara’s children has momentum beyond anything imaginable!
And now the Mending Children’s Minds volunteer Campaign Cabinet is fearlessly pursuing the dream – to continue raising funds to allow the doors of Niagara’s centre-of-excellence for children’s mental health to open MORTGAGE FREE. Every dollar raised allows more children to feel better after completing professional treatment at the Branscombe Mental Health Centre.
Our gratitude is immense as we recognize history being written for children with mental health problems. Niagara’s Superheroes are transforming a dream into reality!