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November 19, 2020

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is now expanding its BounceBack® program across Canada with support from Bell Let’s Talk.

BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program that helps adults and improve their mental well-being.

Based on cognitive behavioural therapy, BounceBack has been shown to reduce depressive anded to the rest of Canada.

“We are proud to be able to introduce this proven mental health program to more Canadians,” said Margaret Eaton, National CEO, CMHA. “COVID-19 is here now, but the mental health impacts will last long after the pand better adapt to the challenges we’re all facing.”

Available in English and refer themselves to the program by filling out an online registration form.

The expansion of BounceBack is made possible by a $1 million donation from Bell Let’s Talk.

“Through the expansion of BounceBack, CMHA will be bringing vital support to Canadians on a national scale in this time of crisis and for mental health supports increases due to COVID-19, Bell Let’s Talk is proud to help CMHA grow the reach of its proven BounceBack program.”

To find out whether BounceBack is right for you, please visit

About Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. We work to improve the lives of all Ontarians through leadership, collaboration and continual pursuit of excellence in community-based mental health and addictions services. Our vision is a society that embraces and invests in the mental health of all people. We are a trusted advisor to government, contributing to health systems development through policy formulation and recommendations that promote positive mental health. Our 28 local CMHA branches, together with community-based mental health and addictions service providers across the province, serve approximately 500,000 Ontarians each year.
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For more information

Justin Dickie
Senior Strategic Communications Advisor
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
416-977-5580, ext. 4175
Peggy Brekveld
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Deirdre Healey
Manager, News Service
University of Guelph
T: 519-824-4120 Ext. 56581