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Mental Health in Motion exceeds fundraising target by 35%

Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe event raised more than $168K
2021-07-14 Mental Health in Motion
Jamie Carlisle, MOBYSS Peer Support Specialist for CMHA-YRSS, shares his story about working with youth, for the Mental Health in Motion virtual celebration. This year’s Mental Health in Motion raised $168,640 to support youth mental health programs, including MOBYSS, the only mobile youth health clinic within York Region and South Simcoe

Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and South Simcoe’s biggest fundraising event of the year, Mental Health in Motion, raised $168,640 for youth mental health services and programs. With over 350 participants and more corporate sponsors than ever before, Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and South Simcoe (CMHA-YRSS) exceeded its $125,000 target by 35 per cent!  

“We express our deepest gratitude, and thank all our sponsors, donors, and participants, for helping us raise critically needed funds for youth mental health programs and services,” said Rebecca Shields, CEO of CMHA-YRSS. “A special thank you to our top fundraising participants, The Bipolar Express team who raised $43,490, Team Jake who raised $23,619, and Judy Brunton who raised $16,566. The youth of our communities need us now more than ever, and I cannot thank all of you enough for supporting them, and CMHA’s vision of mental health for all.”

Mental Health in Motion is York Region and South Simcoe’s biggest fundraising event of the year for youth mental health services. With Mental Health in Motion held virtually this year for the first time, participants were able to choose how and when they wanted to get involved. Visit here to learn more about Mental Health in Motion 2021. Donations for youth mental health programs are still being accepted online.

CMHA-YRSS is grateful for the support of Presenting Sponsor Staples Canada as well as additional sponsors: Foster Family Chiropractic, TS Tech, Cattanach Hindson, Sutton, Vanveldhuizen LLP Barristers and Solicitors, Godsoe Financial, Investment Planning Counsel, Timbercreek Capital and Vince’s Market, along with prize sponsors Farm Boy, Longo’s, Lululemon, Neal Brothers, and media partners snap’d and 105.9 The Region.

Youth Mental Health Programs in York Region and South Simcoe:
CMHA-YRSS offers a variety of programs for those aged 12 and above including MOBYSS (pronounced mo-bies), Ontario’s first and only mobile health clinic for youth ages 12 to 25. MOBYSS travels to where youth are in York Region and South Simcoe, offering free support for mental health, physical health, and sexual health support. MOBYSS services are also available in a virtual format. Learn more here.

Additional youth services include supportive telephone counselling line, Youth Wellness, BounceBack Ontario’s free guided self-help for youth and adults experiencing mild-to-moderate depression, newcomers’ support, housing support services, employment services, case management, recovery-oriented groups and more. CMHA York Region and South Simcoe also offers Family and Caregiver Support Groups for those who are supporting a loved one with mental illness. For more information, visit here.