Health & Wellness
Mental health and physical health are connected. There are many things we can all do to support positive health outcomes for ourselves, our patients, and each other. We use the term "wellness" because we believe good health is holistic, involving many areas of a person's life. As responsible providers of health care services, we at CMHC are committed to improving the overall health and wellness of our patients, our staff, and the local and global community.
Health & Wellness Programs
The CMHC Wellness Center is the primary care clinic located within Connecticut Mental Health Center at the 34 Park Street building.
Healthy Beverage Program
Read a Case Study of the CMHC Healthy Beverage Program.
Hunger as a Health Issue
In June, we hosted an event focusing on food insecurity and efforts to address this problem at the local level.
The Hill Farmers' Market at CMHC
CMHC hosts a seasonal farmers' market to give our patients, staff members, and neighbors access to fresh, locally grown and produced food.
Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI)
CMHC is the first mental health center in the nation to join the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.
SAMHSA's Eight Dimensions of Wellness
We're using SAMHSA's Eight Dimensions of Wellness to develop our Health & Wellness program.
Learn more about CMHC Cycles.
Start Walking Now
CMHC has been designated a Gold Fit-Friendly Workplace by the American Heart Association (AHA). We also won the AHA's Community Innovation Award for our Health & Wellness program. Visit Start Walking Now for many great health and wellness ideas from the AHA!
Health & Wellness Resources
Here are some of the themes we think are important, with links to websites we like.