The Cameco Fund for Mental Health

The Cameco Fund for Mental Health has awarded six grants to mental health projects that benefit Northumberland County.

2020 Cameco Fund for Mental Health Recipients

The Cameco Fund for Mental Health has awarded six grants to mental health projects that benefit Northumberland County. The projects range from mental health training to direct support for people struggling with mental health.

Now in its second year, the Cameco Fund for Mental Health was established to directly support organizations and groups that are working to address and support mental health in Northumberland County.

The recipients are:

Virtual Mentoring Program - Enhancing Children's Mental Health

Organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
Description This project connects vulnerable and at-risk children and youth in Northumberland County with trusted and caring trained adult mentors to promote positive mental health and well-being through virtual mentorship.
Amount funded $7,500

Website
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland


Peer, Social and Wellness Area

Organization Campbellford & District Community Mental Health
Description To enable peer, social and wellness connections and empowerment in a welcoming environment through therapeutic and peer groups.
Amount funded $10,000

Website
Campbellford & District Community Mental Health


NHH Community Mental Health Services - TELL Talk (Teaching and Education Learned through Living)

Organization Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation
Description A recovery college program that focuses on mental health education and coping skills.
Amount funded $3,000

Website
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation


KBI Inspire Magazine

Organization Kaitlyn Bates Initiative
Description Inspire Magazine is a bi-monthly, online publication for teens and young adults in Northumberland County. KBI plans to produce a regular webcast with a youth- mental health focus; as well as initiating an Inspire Speaker Series, once COVID restrictions allow.
Amount funded $3,000

Website
Kaitlyn Bates Initiative


Active Living at Hawkins and Port Hope High School

Organization Port Hope High School
Description The project will promote active living and improved mental health by using physical education experiences at PHHS/Hawkins.
Amount funded $5,000

Website
Port Hope High School


Virtual Mental Health First Aid in Northumberland

Organization Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
Description The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge will offer free virtual Mental Health First Aid courses to the residents of Northumberland County.
Amount funded $8,340

Website
Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge

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2019 Cameco Fund for Mental Health Recipients

The Cameco Fund for Mental Health was established with proceeds from the 8th Annual Cameco Charity Golf Tournament and the inaugural Step Up for Mental Health 5K event held in Port Hope on Sept. 28, 2019. The total raised includes 100 per cent of the walk/run registration fees and a matching amount from Cameco, plus individual and corporate donations.

All together, $68,000 will be making a difference in Northumberland County through these projects:

Using virtual reality as a tool in the treatment of mental illness

Organization Campbellford & District Community Mental Health
Description Campbellford & District Community Mental Health is working to combine evidence based psychotherapy with innovative virtual reality technology to enhance and revolutionize the treatment of individuals residing in Northumberland County and surrounding area who live with serious and persistent mental illness.
Amount funded $10,000

Website
Campbellford & District Community Mental Health


Staff mental wellness training

Organization Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Description When dealing with vulnerable populations, it is imperative to have strength in staff. Cornerstone is working to create an engaged, positive and resilient work environment through the development of a workplace well-being and engagement plan.
Amount funded $5,430.33

Website
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre


Healthy families initiative

Organization Northumberland Community Counselling Centre
Description Northumberland Community Counselling Centre is working on a Healthy Families Initiative for residents of Northumberland County. The program will aim to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression using psycho-educational, therapeutic, and holistic approaches.
Amount funded $10,000

Website
Northumberland Community Counselling Centre


Peer support team program

Organization Northumberland Paramedics
Description Northumberland Paramedics is developing a peer support team program. This team will be trained to assist and support the front line paramedics that are exposed to the mental, and emotional, stresses of the job on a daily basis.
Amount funded $5,000

Website
Northumberland Paramedics


Mental health first aid course for agriculture

Organization Northumberland Federation of Agriculture
Description The Northumberland Federation of Agriculture is planning to hold a two-day Mental Health First Aid Course run by a certified trainer with Canadian Mental Health Association, for farmers and agricultural service providers in Northumberland County.
Amount funded $4,500

Website
Northumberland Federation of Agriculture


Resilience through creative expression

Organization Green Wood Coalition
Description Resilience Through Creative Expression will seek to engage with individuals who have accessed formal mental health supports in the past but who may not be successfully participating with those supports, currently. The focus of this program is on building individual resilience and social inclusion, resulting in less dependence on formal mental health supports and crisis response.
Amount funded $8,170

Website
Green Wood Coalition


Port Hope High School wellness room initiative

Organization Port Hope High School
Description The establishment of a Wellness Room at Port Hope High School will provide students with a quiet location to renew, reflect, chat with a caring adult or engage in relaxing activities that will provide both physical and mental relief.
Amount funded $5,000

Website
Port Hope High School


Accessing a mental health diagnosis

Organization Transition House Coalition of Northumberland
Description Transition House Coalition of Northumberland will assist clients in accessing a psychological assessment that will identify their specific disabilities. This will enable the individuals to access appropriate treatments and medications which will assist them in making sound decisions regarding their housing solutions and preferences. Addressing their mental health concerns will allow them to participate more effectively in all aspects of life in their communities.
Amount funded $8,000

Website
Transition House


Developing emotional self-regulation programming for children & youth

Organization Rebound Child & Youth Services
Description Rebound would like to develop, facilitate and support the implementation of emotional self-regulation programming skills for children and youth, using evidence informed techniques for group and individual counselling to strengthen mental health outcomes for children.
Amount funded $10,000

Website
Rebound Child & Youth Services


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