Mental Health & Well-being

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Crisis Services Canada
Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. They are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.

  • Call: 1.833.456.4566 - Available 24/7/365
  • Send a text to: 45645 - Available 4pm - Midnight ET - Standard text messaging rates apply
  • For residents of Quebec, call: 1 866 APPELLE (1.866.277.3553)

Government of Canada

Wellness Together Canada
Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones.

The Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Your Mental Health - This section offers practical advice, articles and information to help you #GetReal about how you really feel.
  • 2021 Toolkit - They’ve created web banners, communications tools and shareable images to help you connect – and #GetReal – for the 2021 CMHA Mental Health Week.

Behind the Scenes Charity - Canadian Resources

Be Scene – Be Heard, an anonymous Peer-to-Peer Chat App for Entertainment industry professionals
It can be hard to talk with family and friends about how you’re feeling, especially now when you want to be strong for others because that’s what you do – you’re used to taking care of things. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to people who don’t know you, but who can relate because they’re in this industry too. Maybe you’re doing pretty well but you’d be willing to help someone else just by listening and offering a few words of experience.
That’s why Behind the Scenes has partnered with iRel8 to launch Be Scene – Be Heard an anonymous peer-to-peer chat app just for our industry. Be Scene – Be Heard is available Wherever you are, Whenever you need it, for Whatever is on your mind.

→ Join now at https://irel8.org/behind-the-scenes-irel8-invite.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative - Toolbox Talks and Helpful One-Sheets
It is important to acknowledge the mental and physical stressors and challenges faced by all of us in the entertainment industry and offer your team tools to help them better manage and respond to these challenges. They suggest topics and provide sample language that you can tailor to fit your needs.

Actsafe

CALLTIME: Mental Health
An initiative by British Columbia's motion picture industry unions to assist workers and employers grappling with mental health and addiction issues both in and out of the workplace. Wether you are looking TO help or FOR help.

The AFC

  • Designated Sharing Time (DST) is a virtual meeting space to talk, vent, problem-solve, laugh, collaborate, cry, and feel the strength of others. It takes place bi-weekly on Thursdays at 1 pm (ET). Participants are not obligated to join every session.
  • Mental Health First Aid Virtual Course: People are experiencing an overwhelming amount of uncertainty and stress caused by COVID-19 right now, so now more than ever, it can be vital to understand the signs and symptoms of someone in a mental health crisis and knowing how to help.
  • Exploring the Juggling Act is a peer group where you can cut through the noise of external pressure and find clarity about your unique career path. Industry peers facilitate the group discussions to help participants support each other to find healing, growth, and confidence in their individual juggling acts. The sessions also include a social worker to offer mental wellness support and create a safer space for an open dialogue.

UNISON
The Unison Benevolent Fund offers a toll-free number to connect Canadian music professionals with resources and support for personal and practical issues. This service is free, anonymous, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before you make the call, you may register with Unison. 1-855-986-4766. Service is available in English and French.

CCOHS (Canadian Center for Occupational Health and safety)

Healthy Minds @Work
Everyone at the workplace has a shared responsibility for safety and health, and that includes mental health. Discover tools to help support your mental health efforts in creating a space where workers feel safe, respected, and valued.

The Affordable Therapy Network - A DIRECTORY OF THERAPISTS OFFERING AFFORDABLE COUNSELLING ACROSS CANADA
Their listed therapists and counsellors provide affordable counselling in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Regina, Montreal, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and anywhere In Canada. Visit the website.

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