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CMHA branches across Manitoba offer a variety of services. Our services are informed by CMHA’s Framework for Support and the recovery model as a basis for working with people with mental health illnesses and challenges.

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Workshop and presentation topics include Implementing Positive Mental Health Promotion in Schools, Mental Health Literacy for Youth, Language and Stigma.  

Our Youth Mental Health Promotion Team can deliver workshops or presentations to school staff, high school or post-secondary students and youth groups. 

For information on the cost of workshops, please contact Shelby Davidson at

For workshops outside Winnipeg, mileage fees of $0.45/km will apply. 

If you would like to schedule a workshop to be delivered by our Youth Mental Health Promotion team, please contact Shelby Davidson at 


Students in grades 4-6, typically from the ages 9-11. 

Children are introduced to six themes that feature a variety of mental health promotion activities led by their classroom teacher. The six themes that guide the activities are: 

  • Understanding the importance of mental health promotion 
  • Celebrating your gifts, talents, and strengths 
  • Empowering yourself with knowledge of your human rights 
  • Feeling grateful for the present and planning dreams for the future 
  • Respecting yourself and others 
  • Living mindfully 

Classroom Thrival Kits include all the materials, lesson plans, and activity instructions that the classroom teacher requires to facilitate each of the mental health promotion activities. Lesson plans and activity instructions are available online, accessible by teachers to use in audio and videotaped formats. Teachers can select the format that works best for them and their classrooms.

Yes! Students will create their own personalized Thrival Kit that can be used for in-classroom activities as well as take-home practice at the end of the school year. Each personal Thrival Kit contains meaningful materials that are personalized to each student.  

In 2019, the Government of Manitoba announced a significant three-year investment based on the early impact and success of the Thrival Kits™ project. This has meant that starting in fall 2020, our project team is able to offer kits to approximately 30,000 students in Manitoba. The kits are currently being offered free for every Manitoba school enrolled. 

We often receive requests for this project outside of Manitoba and are excited to keep seeing this project grow. Costs associated with this project are minimal, so if you would like to bring Thrival Kits™ to students in your area, contact


Speak Up uses an evidence-based approach to reach the following outcomes: increasing students’ knowledge about mental health and mental illness, breaking down stigma towards people living with mental health diagnoses, developing empathy, and increasing students’ help seeking behaviours.

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact Shelby Davidson at

Thanks to funding and support from United Way Winnipeg, there is no cost associated with the Speak Up program.

Students’ complete surveys before and after taking Speak Up which provides valuable data for evaluation. Results are very positive for the learning outcomes Speak Up targets: 

  • 87% of students responded that they did learn something new about mental illness and mental health 
  • Students reported they would feel less embarrassed if they needed mental health support 
  • Fewer students believed that people with mental health issues are dangerous or violent during the post test 
  • Students’ confidence in recognizing symptoms in others and helping individuals with mental health concerns was strengthened 


CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg
  • Youth Service Navigation to help youth plan the transition from youth services to full adult independence 
  • No cost counselling 
Community Financial Counselling Services
  • Financial Counselling 
Youth Employment Services (YES) 
  • Employment Supports 
  • Tuition waiver coordination 

Futures Forward is a program for youth aged 15-29 who are currently or were formerly involved with the child welfare system.  

If you would like to make a referral to the Futures Forward program, please contact: or call 204-982-6100. Youth may also self-refer on the Futures Forward website: 


Huddle is a safe space for youth ages 12–29, offering free, trauma-informed and culturally safe health and wellness services in a youth-friendly atmosphere.

Huddle is located at the corner of Broadway and Colony Street—you’ll find us in the first floor of the big black building (West Broadway Commons), with our entrance facing out to Broadway. 

533 Broadway (West Broadway Common) 

Winnipeg, MB 

There are many free events and programs you can join at Huddle Broadway. You’ll find 1-on-1 counselling, peer support, primary health care, substance-use and harm reduction support, health and wellness courses, employment counselling, Indigenous ceremonies, and so much more. Check out the monthly events calendar on our website. 

For general and program information: 

Phone: 204-228-6387 


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