2021 Mental Wellness Expo cancelled

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 pridehn@hotmail.com

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 roadtorecovery.haldimand@gmail.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.

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