Military mental health programs and services

There are a range of services available to help you and your family members get the care and support you need. You’re not alone, help is available.

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Help resources for CAF members

CAF Member Assistance Program
A 24 hour, 7 days a week bilingual telephone and face to face counselling service that is voluntary, confidential, and available to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families who have personal concerns that affect their well-being and/or work performance.

LifeSpeak
LifeSpeak is an online health and wellness platform that includes videos, podcasts, action plans and “Ask the experts” sessions on 22 various subjects that will provide you with insights to help you manage your mental health. LifeSpeak is accessible confidentially, 24/7, from anywhere you are.

CAF medical centres
Contact a medical centre anywhere in Canada and abroad.

Road to Mental Readiness Program
The Road the Mental Readiness (R2MR) program offers resilience and mental health training to CAF members throughout their careers.

Guide to Benefits, Programs and Services for Members and their Families
Overview of benefits, programs and services available to currently serving and retired CAF members as well as their families.

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services
Delivering programs and services to serving and former CAF members, their families, and members of the extended military community.

Operational Stress Injury Social Support
A national peer support network for CAF members, veterans and their families experiencing an operational stress injury.

Strengthening the Forces Health Promotion Program
The Strengthening the Forces (STF) health promotion program gives Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families information, skills and tools to promote and improve health and well-being.

Canada Company
Providing support to CAF members and their families through their many initiatives.

CFOne Card
The CFOne card is the one card you need to access programs and services delivered by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS).

Veterans Affairs Canada
A wide variety of services and programs for Veterans and their families.

OSI Connect
OSI Connect is a free mental health learning and self-management mobile app developed to help OSI patients and their families understand the nature of operational stress injuries (OSIs) and to provide help through the OSI Clinic Network across Canada. The resources on OSI Connect address challenges including post-traumatic stress and triggers, depression, anger, sleep problems, substance abuse, stress management and more.

Addictions Treatment Program
The Addictions Treatment Program provides assessment and treatment to CAF members struggling with alcohol, drugs, and gambling, as well as other addictions.

Mental Health Program
The program offers specialized mental health services to CAF members who are referred by their physician.

Psychosocial Services Program
The Psychosocial Services (PS) Program offers bilingual mental health and administrative services to CAF members on a walk-in basis.

Operational Trauma and Stress Support Program
The Operational Trauma and Stress Support Program provides assessment and treatment for CAF members who struggle with operational stress injuries.

Help resources for family members

LifeSpeak
LifeSpeak is an online health and wellness platform that includes videos, podcasts, action plans and “Ask the experts” sessions on 22 various subjects that will provide you with insights to help you manage your mental health. LifeSpeak is accessible confidentially, 24/7, from anywhere you are.

Military Family Resource Centres
Centred in military communities, Military Family Resources Centres (MFRCs) provide programs and services to foster family support and community development.

Family Information Line
A confidential, personal, bilingual and free service offering information, support, referrals, reassurance and crisis management to the military community.

Guide to Benefits, Programs and Services for Members and their Families
Overview of benefits, programs and services available to currently serving and retired CAF members as well as their families.

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services
Delivering programs and services to serving and former CAF members, their families, and members of the extended military community.

CAFConnection.ca
National and regional information, programs, services and resources available to CAF members and their families.

Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) Family Peer Support Coordinator
Access to a family peer support coordinator to help connect family members to community resources and information.

Strongest Families Institute
Strongest Families Institute is a not-for-profit corporation providing evidence-based services to children and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and well-being.

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