MindFit Toolkit

Mental Wellness For Men

Mental health tools and resources for men and their families. Backed by healthcare professionals to tackle chronic stress, anxiety, and mild to moderate depression.

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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.

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 it is 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

Need help now?

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call 1 (833) 456-4566 toll-free (In QC: 1-866-277-3553), 24/7 or visit Talk Suicide.

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 home.

TELUS Health

MindFit Toolkit Offer

Virtual 1:1 Sessions

TELUS Health MyCare™ virtual appointments with mental health professionals provide you with 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 before May 9, 2023. You may be eligible to receive counselling sessions at no cost*.

Get My MindFit Toolkit Code

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 before May 9, 2023.*

I Have Extended Health Coverage

Save up to $75! Men with extended health coverage for mental health counselling can book a special rate of $95 per session for up to three TELUS Health MyCare™ virtual mental health counselling appointments before May 9, 2023.

Use the code that applies to your province:
MindFitBC, MindFitAB, MindFitSK, MindFitON

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. Provide a short reason for booking, click continue
  5. Select “50-Minute Counsellor”
  6. Select a counsellor and appointment, click confirm
  7. 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 .

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

Learn to manage your anxiety using evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), with Anxiety Canada. MindShift CBT Groups is Anxiety Canada’s 8-session group therapy program.

MindShift can help adults with mild to moderate anxiety find relief through weekly virtual meetings within a small, supportive group.

As part of the MindFit Toolkit, CMHF and Anxiety Canada are piloting a MindShift group exclusively for men. The group will start February 8, 2023, and up to 12 Canadian men (aged 18+) can participate.

Update: We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response to the men’s MindShift Groups pilot program. Join the waitlist to be notified if space becomes available, and to learn about other counselling programs. 

Unsure if you have mild to moderate anxiety? Take our anxiety self-check as a first step.

Real Conversations on Mental Health

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

Also available wherever you get your podcasts.

MindFit Audio Exercises

Mental fitness is like a muscle — the more you work it, the stronger it gets. When it’s in good shape, mental fitness helps us think and act in positive ways that benefit our families, friends and communities.

Take a few minutes to reduce stress and calm your mind with a MindFit Minutes audio routine, narrated by CHMF Champions.

Or sit back and send stress packing with sounds you won’t hear at a spa, like the distant hum of a lawn mower or the swoosh of a golf swing.

Mental Health Tips From the Experts

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

Not Sure About Counselling? Here’s What You Need to Know

Understanding Anxiety & Depresssion

Tips to Find Your Wolf Pack and Feel Less Lonely

Anxiety as an Early Warning System

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

Dr. Matthew Chow

Medical Doctor

Specialist in Psychiatry

Lindsay Killam

Clinical Counsellor

Registered Social Worker

Sharing really is caring!

Is there a man in your life who could benefit from checking out this page? Mental health can be a difficult subject, so we’ve whipped up some friendly social media messages you can use to nudge him in the right direction.

*TELUS Health MyCare mental health counselling services are currently available in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. Offer available for up to 3 (three) $95 counselling appointments booked and completed by 05/09/2023. 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

Welcome to your OASIS Anxiety Assessment

How often do you feel anxious?

When you feel anxious, how intense or severe is your anxiety?

How often do you avoid situations, places, objects or activities because of anxiety or fear?

How much does anxiety or fear interfere with your ability to do the things you need to do at work, at school, or at home?

How much does anxiety or fear interfere with your social life and relationships?

Welcome to your PHQ-9 Questionnaire

 

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Little interest or pleasure in doing things?

Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?

Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?

Feeling tired or having little energy?

Poor appetite or overeating?

Feeling bad about yourself – or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?

Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television?

Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite – being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual?

Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way?

Eligibility Survey: Virtual Counselling at No Charge

Answer this anonymous 4-question survey to determine your eligibility for up to three (3) TELUS Health MyCare™ virtual counselling sessions at no charge (valued at $360). TELUS Health MyCare virtual counselling services are available in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.
I have extended health benefits:

Confirm your age range:

Select your province:

Do you identify as male?