Mental Health
affects us all.

CMHA Port Alberni offers a number of programs and is here to provide you with the guidance and support you need.

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Our Services

We are proud to offer a variety of services and programs to support our community. We strive to assist members with mental health issues and work to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness.

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Housing

CMHA Port Alberni is proud to offer affordable, safe housing opportunities.

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Outreach

Our Homeless Outreach Program strives to give access to essentials resources.

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Clubhouse

Our Clubhouse Program leads to a sense of community as well as other benefits!

Our Vision and Mission

Mentally Healthy People in a Healthy Society

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

In BC, mental health, substance use and addictive behaviour are within the scope of the organization.

Through our family of over 100 local, provincial and national locations across Canada, CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and supports tailored to and in partnership with our communities. Mental health begins where you live, learn, work and play. Together, we are making a difference.

“The Canadian Mental Health Association – Port Alberni Branch is dedicated to providing programs and services that foster individual growth and promote mental wellness, leading to the development of strong families and a healthy community.”

“We believe that the following principles are essential to mental health and a personally satisfying quality of life: Support, Inclusion, Empowerment, Compassion, Responsibility, Respect and Social Justice.”

CMHA Port Alberni is an accredited organization through Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, located on the traditional territories of the Hupačasath and Tseshaht peoples.

Support CMHA Port Alberni

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The next time you purchase contacts you can get a quality product and help to support CMHA Port Alberni.

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Our hearts and thoughts are with the First Nation families as they walk through grieving the precious lives lost, and as they relive the trauma of the horrific impacts of colonialism.

Our staff, Board, and members, stand beside all who are hurting and we commit to holding each other up with compassion as we journey towards justice, change, and healing.

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society has a support line open 24/7. Toll free at 1-800-721-0086 or visit https://www.irsss.ca

Our Local Partners

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3178 2nd Avenue
Port Alberni BC  V9Y 4C3
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Phone: 250-724-7199
Fax: 250-724-5635
Email: sue.mcgiveron@cmhaportalberni.ca