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mindyourmind Program Director moves on from co-founded initiative

Maria Luisa Contursi has announced she is stepping down from her role as Program Director of mindyourmind after a 10-year career with the program and 18 years with Family Service Thames Valley (FSTV).

Join our Substance Use A to Z Webinar

Join us for a free, informative webinar for nurses and other health-care professionals about mindyourmind’s Substance Use A to Z, an online

Thank you for attending Family Service Thames Valley's 75th Anniversary Celebration

THANK YOU!Thank you for attending Family Service Thames Valley's 75th Anniversary Breakfast Fundraiser yesterday. The event was a huge success and we are extremely grateful for your support. 

Bridging the gap between fear and getting help with thinkFull

Group projects don’t have the best reputation out there (here’s to looking at you, high school).

#RedCrossRespect Twitter Conversation

mindyourmind and the Canadian Red Cross teamed up to work with a group of amazing youth to create social media awareness tools for the Healthy Youth Relationships

Things more likely to kill you than ISIS

Election time is upon us here in Canada. It’s been a difficult few years with financial turmoil, senate scandals, and great environmental debates.So of course we’re talking about ISIS, terrorism, and threats to Canadian security.

Small but powerful: It's not a fad, it's a message

A simple symbol with such a powerful message has been popping up across the globe. It has been trending on every social media platform in cyber space and covered by news hubs like the NY Times, Globe & Mail, CNN,  BBC, etc.

Theatre production company supports mental health and mindyourmind

With every production, we endeavor to donate a portion of our proceeds to a Canadian organization directly affected by its major themes. For Blue/Orange, we will be donating to Head & Hands and mindyourmind.

Survey: How people find info on mental health, addictions and gambling services

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) wants to understand how people find information on mental health, addictions, and gambling services.

A new type of confidant

When I need a moment to speak with a friend about sensitive matters, the most common response I receive is an: "Aww.. don't worry"  or "You will get over it." Those answers might suffice for some, but in my case, both answers annoy me.

FSTV is celebrating 75 years!

Our parent organization, Family Service Thames Valley is celebrating 75 years!Please join us on... Wednesday, November 4, 20157:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Western Fair District, Carousel RoomMorning Includes:

Toxicity of gender roles

At a young age, you are taught to adhere to gender roles. Apparently, the sex you were given at birth determines many factors in your life. These factors include how you dress, behave, and express yourself.

Mental Health: Changing perceptions, Challenging stereotypes

Whenever mental health problems are portrayed or discussed in the wider media, they conform to tired and outdated old stereotypes: that those who have mental health problems will be unable to live fulfilling and enriching lives, or that they will continue to attempt to overcom

Healthy or unhealthy relationship. How can you tell the difference?

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPSWhat is a healthy relationship? A healthy relationship is based on trust and respect.It’s when…

The Miracle of the Self-Compassion Habit

Let’s hypothesize that there’s a substance that’s been irritating you and causing problems in all areas of your life: it causes you to be unhappy, to be stressed, to procrastinate, to be distracted, to be angry with people, to be dissatisfied with your life, to be overweight a