By Sandie Heirwegh
To The Haldimand Press
DUNNVILLE—Mental health has never been more crucial than it has been since March 2020 when we all had to face the impact that COVID-19 was making on our everyday lives. Little did we know that 10 months later, things are still unsettled.
Due to the restrictions surrounding the pandemic, it is not feasible to host the annual Mental Wellness Expo for Haldimand in 2021, normally held in Dunnville each year. The event has always been held in conjunction with Bell Let’s Talk Day. Over the years this event has offered wonderful workshops and resources from 30 community partners seeing over 200 community members.
The good news is that it will be back in 2022 and it will be bigger and better than ever before! Be sure to stay tuned or reach out to us for details starting in the fall of 2021.
Until next time, please take extra good care of yourself. Be kind to yourself. Your mental health matters. If there is anything we can do to support you during these challenging times, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you navigate the myriad of programs and services available.
Below are some of our community resources that have taken part in our events every year.
Alzheimer Society-Haldimand 1-519-428-7771
Haldimand Pregnancy Care & Family Centre 905-774-1228
Assertive Community Treatment Team 1-866-768-4818
Haldimand War Memorial Hospital 905-774-7431
Canadian Mental Health Association BHN 1-888-750-7778 ext. 265
Mississauga of the Credit First Nation 1-519-752-2998
Community Addiction & Mental Health Services 1-877-909-4357
OPP Non-Emergency Line 1-888-310-1122
Community Legal Clinic – Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk 1-519-752-8669
Powerhouse Project/Young Caregivers 1-519-428-7771
Community Living Haldimand 905-772-3344
PRIDE Haldimand-Norfolk firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Assessment and Support Team 1-866-487-2278
Rapid Access Addiction Medication Clinic 1-519-758-0008
Dalhousie Place 519-751-0466
Road to Recovery email@example.com
Gillian’s Place – Woman’s Shelter 905-684-4000 ext. 221
Salvation Army 905-774-4251
Haldimand Family Health Team 905-774-7541
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario 905-523-7413
Haldimand-Norfolk Community Seniors Support Services 1-800-265-2818
St. Leonard’s Community Services 1-866-811-7188
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit 905-318-5367
True Experience Supportive Housing and Community Work Program 905-774-6165
Haldimand Norfolk REACH 1-800-265-8087
Youth Impact Centre 905-774-6233
Sandie Heirwegh, Executive Director of the True Experience Supportive Housing and Community Work Program, provided the above statement on behalf of the Planning Committee for the Mental Wellness Expo Haldimand.