MindFit ToolkitMental 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?
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
- Excessive worrying
- Difficulty concentrating
- Doubting yourself
- Sleep disruption
- Feeling restless
- 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
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.
MindFit Toolkit Offer
Virtual 1:1 Sessions
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*
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.
MindShift Groups helped me understand that I am not alone, and how anxiety feels to me.
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.
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.
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Mental Health Tips From the Experts
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.
- Disconnecting from others
- Increased alcohol or drug intake
- Risk taking
- Lack of emotions
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Talking about wanting to die
Follow these 4 steps to support a man you care about.
1 - Pay Attention
- Not texting or calling as much
- Drinking more than usual
- Appearing tired and distant
- Talking about how much life sucks
- Being more irritable or angry
2 - Start a Conversation
- Over the phone
- While driving in the car
- Over coffee at a favourite hang out
- While working on a project
- “I haven’t heard from you much these days. Is everything okay?”
- Don’t blame or shame him
3 - Keep It Going
- “The other day you said your life sucks… what’s that like for you?” Avoid instantly problem-solving.
- Don’t make it seem like he’s overreacting, and don’t change the subject.
- Back him up and acknowledge his feelings: “That sounds really hard.”
- If you’re still worried about him, ask: “Are you thinking about suicide?” If he says yes, don’t panic.
- Let him know you’re there for him: “Thanks for telling me. That’s really hard to do. Can you tell me more about it? I’m here for you.”
4 - Stick To Your Role
- Who else has he told? Encourage him to reach out to others.
- Call or text the crisis line, 9-8-8.
- Following the conversation, check in with him often.
- If he has imminent plans to die, contact 911 and ensure he is not left alone.
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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.
The MindFit Toolkit information, resources and tools were developed with medical review and advisory from:
Dr. Melanie Badali
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]