Mental Health Week 2022

Join us for the 71st annual CMHA Mental Health Week May 2-8, 2022. 

The theme of this year's Mental Health Week campaign is Empathy.

We may be different but we’re not on different sides. See the world as others do. This is empathy.

When someone is struggling, you don’t have to fix their pain. Tune in and see through their eyes. This is empathy.

You can understand even if you don’t agree. Understand someone’s feelings. This is empathy.

This Mental Health Week, #GetReal about how to help. Before you weigh in, tune in. 

This year, thanks to the lifting of COVID restrictions around gathering, the CMHA Cowichan Valley Branch looks forward to hosting three Open House Events. We hope you will take the time to tour our sites, meet our caring staff and understand how you can support our important work in the Cowichan Valley.


Monday, May 2, 2022. 11:00am - 1:00pm

Service Day at Warmland House Shelter, 2579 Lewis St

Invited: Unhoused & Marginally Housed Clients

* Free Haircuts by the team from Hair on Queens *

* Hot dogs and refreshments served by Knights of Columbus *

* Distribution of donated Spring/Summer shoes and clothes *


Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Open House at BikeWorks, 360 Festubert Street

Invited: Community Members, School representatives, Community Groups, Businesses,

anyone that is interested in learning about our child and youth programs.

* Check out the new BikeWorks location *

* Meet caring Child, Youth and Family Connections staff *

* Learn about the programs we offer for children, youth and families *

* Light refreshments served *


Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Open House at Warmland House Shelter, 2579 Lewis St

Invited: Community Members, Community Groups, Businesses & Neighbours

* Tours of the shelter *

* Meet management, staff, board members, volunteers *

* Q & A *

* Light refreshments served *