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Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) is a charitable not-for-profit agency providing services and supports to individuals and families who are living with mental health concerns. Operating under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, staff work in partnership with clients, offering services that are person-centred and sensitive to individual needs. Services are offered at over 20 program locations by over 200 staff and include Crisis Response, Community Support, Mental Health Court Support, Peer Support, Family Support and Mental Health Court Support.

​Saturday, October 10, 2020 12pm – 4pm ​​

The Here I Am App is a life-saving mobile app that will, in time of an emergency, whether it be a medical situation or one of personal security, contact up to three contacts in the user’s phone. What's more, the sender's GPS coordinates are included along with a Google map showing the location of the sender. The Here I Am App is user-friendly and the set-up is easy. It’s ideal for single individuals, seniors, teens, children, outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen and women alike. It’s also ideal for individuals who may experience bullying, work harassment, abduction/kidnapping, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, unexpected medical conditions, Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Autism,
or seniors living alone in-home.

Canadian Mental Health Association Durham is an integrated community mental health and primary care hub that has been providing mental health services to Durham Region for over 60 years.

During that time, it has evolved to provide a broad range of services to individuals and their families experiencing mental health challenges, from information and education to case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, housing and primary healthcare. These services are provided through inter-professional teams focused on providing clinically based services that, in addition to dealing with client mental health issues, address social determinants of health using the recovery model.

​4th Annual Mental Health Forum
Location: Zoom

Carion Fenn Foundation presents our Virtual 4th Annual Mental Health Forum, Saturday, October 10, 2020 12pm – 2pm Eastern in partnership with the Ajax Public Library & Lakeridge Health. Due to Covid-19 our Forum this year is online to ensure that we continue to support you as we go through this global pandemic.

Our Forum is FREE to the public for 2 hours and features speakers such as Corey Dixon (Actor & Motivational Speaker), Ann Power (Wellness Decorator), Lesley McKenna-McConnell & Sukaina Bhojani (Community Mental Health Worker) Durham Mental Health Services focusing on Anxiety. With greetings from our leaders, Presentations and Q & A’s, resources, and a decompression session to help you unpack what you’ve learned. Our speakers will focus on the day-to-day struggles of Anxiety, how it impacts families, teaches you ways to cope through uncertainty and difficulties.

Register now to secure your seat at:

Once registered on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link that you can use to join our Forum. Please share this event with your family, friends and contacts. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Forum!

​Carion Fenn Foundation

Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities. Legions help Canadians to honour and remember those that sacrificed for our Country. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322 Ajax Ontario was founded in 1942 by Veterans and for Veterans. Our Poppy Campaign, Remembrance Day ceremony, Youth Education, Vetbuild Program, Seniors activities and other community fundraising initiatives are some of the ways we help our community. Plan to join our Legion today, any citizen of Canada or an Allied nation is welcome. 

Forum Exhibitors (Sponsors):

I am Ann Powell, ‘The Wellness Decorator’, founder, visionary and guiding spirit behind Home Healing Hues. A home decorating company helping through Hues. I have been an Interior Decorator, Hunter Douglas Design Consultant with Decorview Canada in the Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes and the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario for many years. I had a life and career-changing experience when my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Before her journey of operations, chemo, radiation etc. began, my friend asked me to bring my colour samples over and help her select a new colour for her family room. She chose to envelope herself in a healing colour. People’s homes are their physical space and I want to help improve their health and well-being, help heal them emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually by doing daily practices, create healing spaces with colour and environmentally friendly design ideas that promote a healthier life.

Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada, and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With 1,400 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada.