Here at Hats On For Awareness, we raise funds to further the reach of mental health programs.
We are committed to increasing funding to ensure better local mental health and wellness programs can be offered to more individuals needing help, more frequently.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE.
Yet, access to services is one of the most significant barriers to getting help. Hats On raises funds to invest in organizations breaking barriers to ensure local mental health and wellness programs can be offered to more individuals. Simply put, we all need better access to mental health services.
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Enhanced Emergency Mental Health Support Reaches Indigenous Communities in Ontario
Ontario is bolstering its commitment to mental health and addictions support within Indigenous communities by channeling over $2.6 million towards enhancing accessible, community-driven care.READ MORE
Sharing own story of suicidal ideation, health minister says more discussion needed on MAID for mental illness
Thirteen years ago, in the throes of a major political loss and personal crisis, Mark Holland experienced the darkest period of his life. Since his return to federal politics, he's been candid about his suicide attempt, and the mental-health struggle that took him "to the doorstep of my own oblivion."READ MORE
Cannabis use linked to anxiety diagnoses, worsened anxiety disorders: Ontario study
Cannabis use may increase the risk of developing a new anxiety disorder or worsen existing anxiety, a large Ontario study suggests.READ MORE
Since 2013, Hats On has supported Jack.org, a national charity that trains and empowers young leaders to revolutionise mental health. This year, over 1,200 student advocates will come together at the national Jack Summit and 18 Regional Jack Summits to share ideas and strategies for action in their communities. Hats On has donated more than $125,000 provide education and advocacy training at Jack Summit and branded hats to student delegates across Canada, raising awareness about mental wellness for all.
Hats On has pledged $150,000 to Humber River Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program to enhance access to services for adolescent patients and to ensure they receive the care and education they need to manage their illness and recover from trauma. Humber River Hospital’s holistic approach to mental health is integral to the vision of mental wellness for all.
Hats On has fulfilled its $270,000 pledge to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) which has been put toward a dedicated volunteer lounge and a patient room. In 2014, a client room honouring Giovanni Tiberi and the Hats On For Awareness Volunteer Lounge were unveiled. Hats On has also donated $20,000 to CAMH’s Gifts of Light campaign, which helps people in crisis on their journey to recovery. In 2017, Hats On became a key program contributor supporting CAMH’s Suits Me Fine Program, which helps to restore hope and dignity for clients by providing everyday clothing, as well as clothes for important occasions such as job interview and special events, free of charge. CAMH is an intrinsic part of our vision of mental wellness for all.