The CCSMH is a major initiative of the CAGP. The CCSMH has received a number of grants from Health Canada, Population Health Fund, Canadian Institute for Health Research and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation to implement a number of initiatives related to research, education and partnership development. Funds have also been raised through private foundations and the corporate sector.
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Who can become an Affiliate of the CCSMH?
The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) was established in 2002 during a Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry Symposium identifying “Gaps in Mental Health Services for Seniors in Long-term Care”. The symposium participants, representing more than 65 organizations from across Canada, overwhelmingly supported the establishment of the CCSMH.
The Coalition is mandated to advocate for and promote seniors’ mental health and to connect people, ideas, and resources in the interest of research on seniors’ mental health.
The CCSMH has two co-chairs from the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry and a Steering Committee of fourteen organizations representing healthcare providers, people with lived experience of mental illness, policy makers, family and caregivers.
The mission of the CCSMH is to promote the mental health of seniors by connecting people, ideas and resources.
Mental illness is not a normal part of aging. All seniors have the right and deserve to receive services and care that promotes their mental health and responds to their mental illness needs.
CCSMH initiatives are based on this belief and also recognize that seniors…