Mental Health Matters

Autism Ontario and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario Division are working together alongside their community partners the York ASD Partnership, SAAAC Autism Centre and MacART to provide opportunities for Ontario adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families to gain knowledge, skills and/or resources in mental health through an initiative called Mental Health Matters. Mental Health Matters is a mental health promotion program which will offer the CMHA flagship program Living Life to the Full to support these distinct groups.

About Living Life to the Full 

Living Life To The Full is a 12-hour, eight-week mental health promotion program offering free opportunities for Ontario adults on the spectrum and caregivers of individuals on the spectrum to learn wellness and coping skills using the tenets of cognitive behavioural therapy. Participants are taught how to deal with their feelings when fed up, worried or hopeless, and learn skills that help them tackle life’s problems.

Activities within the Mental Health Matters project involve local autism and mental health community partner collaboration to create a facilitator adaptation for the existing Living Life to the Full course for both adults living on the spectrum and their caregivers, as well as a new language adaptation in Tamil. As part of this project, the Living Life to the Full course will be offered in English, French and Tamil

The refresher courses offered six months after participants complete Living Life to the Full programs provide a great opportunity to build a community of practice. Many of the caregivers, family members and adults on the spectrum may benefit from this follow-up refresher opportunity, as they can practice their skills and meet up with like-minded people.

Click here to learn more about Living Life to the Full

Find a Virtual Living Life to the Full Program


Living Life to the Full for Adults on the Autism Spectrum 

Facilitated by York Support Services Network

Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am from February 17th- April 7th.

For more information,  and to register, contact Stephanie Luk at


Living Life to the Full for Parents/Caregivers of People on the Autism Spectrum

Facilitated by CMHA Middlesex

Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm from February 22nd - April 19th.

For more information, contact Carolyn at

To register, visit 


Living Life to the Full for Parents/Caregivers of People on the Autism Spectrum

Facilitated by Autism Home Base

Fridays, 9:30-11:00am from February 5th - March 26th.

For more information and to register, contact



For more information, call Tobi at 416-246-9592 ext: 230

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