The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent - Offering hope through education, support, social rehabilitation, networking, and advocacy to all people whose lives are affected by mental illness.
- You deserve support!
- You deserve answers!!
- You deserve Understanding!!!
"Supporting those whose lives are affected by mental illness through their journey of hope and recovery"
5th Annual Run For Mental Health
Run for Mental Health 2017 is now open. For registration and further information click here!
Who Are We
The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent (formally Chatham-Kent Consumer and Family Network) first began in 1996 as a group of family members who loved someone living with schizophrenia. Its goal was to provide support and education to families facing similar experiences. We began with a $30,000 budget and a small office with a part time employee.
In 2006, we became an incorporated non-profit charitable organization. We were approached by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to take on a “consumer” component offering therapeutic recreation, support groups, public education, peer support, systemic advocacy, referrals and educational classes. We also offer daily health and wellness groups. The Mental Health Network receives most of its funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The MHN augments its funds with fundraisers, grants and donations.
The Mental Health Network follows a Hope and Recovery model. Our board of directors, staff, membership and volunteers believe that all things are possible.