MindFit Toolkit

Mental Wellness For Men

Get the right tool for the job. Mental health resources for men to manage stress, anxiety, and depression.

Not Feeling Like Yourself?

The truth is certain levels of stress, anxiety, and feeling down are normal. These emotions help us get through tough situations, keep us motivated, and can make us better partners, parents, and leaders.

How much is too much, and when might be the right time to take action? The answer lies in being able to spot noticeable differences in yourself or those you care about.

Check-in with a few simple questions

Review the common signs and check in to see if chronic stress, anxiety, or depression may be impacting your health, and what you can do about it.
These validated self-assessments can help identify signs & symptoms of anxiety and depression and how it impacts your health, but are not intended as medical advice or a substitute for obtaining medical advice.

Anxiety

Common signs:

  • Excessive worrying
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Doubting yourself
  • Sleep disruption
  • Irritability
  • Avoidance
  • Feeling restless

Depression

Common signs:

  • Loss of interest
  • Frequent sadness
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Low energy
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Trouble remembering things

Call or text 9-8-8 toll-free, anytime.

If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, access support 24/7, 365 days per year. Specialized services are available for children, teens and Indigenous peoples. Learn more at 988.ca.

Virtual Mental Health Counselling

If you’ve checked off some of the above signs, or have a nagging feeling that something is off, it’s time to consider taking action.

We’re working together with TELUS Health MyCare™ and Anxiety Canada to reduce financial barriers and help more men access professional mental health support from the comfort of their homes.

Telus Health

MindFit Toolkit Offer

Virtual 1:1 Sessions

Incredibly easy to set up and get an appointment, and my counsellor is fantastic!

MindFit Toolkit User

I’ve struggled with a lot of depression and anxiety this year, but with this toolkit I have been able to move past my struggles.

MindFit Toolkit User

TELUS Health MyCare™ virtual appointments with mental health professionals provide a safe and confidential space to help identify issues, set goals, learn skills, and explore tools and resources to tackle whatever life throws at you.

Follow the steps below to receive a special offer on up to three virtual mental health sessions. You may be eligible to receive counselling sessions at no cost*

I don't have extended health coverage

Men without extended health coverage for counselling are eligible to receive up to three TELUS Health MyCare™ virtual mental health counselling appointments at no cost.*
See if I Qualify

I have extended health coverage
Men with extended health coverage for mental health counselling can book a special rate of $115 per session for up to three TELUS Health MyCare™ virtual mental health counselling appointments.*

Use the code that applies to your province:
MFTBC24, MFTAB24, MFTON24, MFTQC24

If you reside in Quebec, access French counselling here.

Redeem My Offer Code Now:

  1. Download the TELUS Health MyCare™ app to your phone or tablet
  2. Click “Sign Up” and register for your free account
  3. Select “Book an Appointment”
  4. Select “Mental Health”
  5. Provide a short reason for booking, click continue
  6. Select “50-Minute Counsellor”
  7. Select a counsellor and appointment, click confirm
  8. Enter your promo code on the payment screen

In case of any technical issues, or to find out if counselling is available in another language in your province, please call the TELUS Support Team at 1-855-577-8838 or send an email to [email protected].

If you’re new to counselling, check out this quick overview on what to expect in a session.
Anxiety Canada and MindShift CBT

Virtual Men’s Group Session

I have new tools to deal with anxiety that I didn’t have before. I feel more confident in facing my fears.

Men’s MindShift Groups Participant

MindShift Groups helped me understand that I am not alone, and how anxiety feels to me.

Men’s MindShift Groups Participant

Hosted by Anxiety Canada in partnership with CMHF, men’s MindShift Groups is a virtual group therapy program supporting men with mild to moderate anxiety.

Led by a clinical counsellor, up to 12 men meet for 1.5hr weekly sessions for 8 weeks. Participants will share their experiences, learn how anxiety works, and gain tools and strategies to manage it.

The men’s winter program has reached capacity. Join the waitlist to be notified if space becomes available, and to learn about future men’s groups.

MindShift Groups is covered by most extended benefits plans, with a limited number of spots offered at no cost for those without coverage.

Unsure what to expect from group counselling? Learn more

*Men’s MindShift Groups is available in English, and is eligible for men age 18+ who reside in all Canadian provinces and territories with the exception of Ontario and Quebec.

Better Mental Health Starts By Talking About It

Listen to conversations about anxiety, depression and loneliness on the Don’t Change Much Podcast with influential Canadians, athletes and mental health experts.

Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Follow the Don’t Change Much Podcast

Mental Health Tips From the Experts

Learn helpful mental health tips from clinical counsellors and registered psychologists, created for men and their families.

12 people die by suicide each day in Canada: 3 out of every 4 suicide deaths are by men

Recognize the Signs

Understand the warning signs that may indicate yourself or a man you care about might be considering suicide. Any significant change in behaviour can be a warning sign.

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Warning Signs

  • Disconnecting from others
  • Increased alcohol or drug intake
  • Risk taking
  • Lack of emotions
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Centre for Suicide Prevention Logo
  • Buddy Up Campaign Logo
Centre for Suicide Prevention encourages men to Buddy Up and check in on each other.

Follow these 4 steps to support a man you care about.

Get more mental health tips

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Thank You to Our Partners

The MindFit Toolkit and barrier-free mental health counselling are made possible thanks to the generous support from the following CMHF partners and sponsors.

Presented by Telus Health
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The MindFit Toolkit information, resources and tools were developed with medical review and advisory from:

Dr. Melanie Badali

Registered Psychologist

Lindsay Killam

Clinical Counsellor

Registered Social Worker

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*TELUS Health MyCare mental health counselling services are currently available in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Offer available for up to 3 (three) $115 counselling appointments booked and completed by 12/31/2024. Users under some employer-sponsored solutions will not pay a fee for the service. Users must be 16 years or older to access counselling appointments. Counselling appointments booked or completed after the offer has been redeemed or has expired require a payment of $120 plus applicable tax. Any payments for appointments must be paid using a valid credit card. An in-app receipt will be provided for you to claim for reimbursement if applicable. Only one offer is permitted in a client’s account at one time. For any support required with promo codes, please call TELUS at 1-855-577-8838 or email at [email protected]