Promoting mental health and resilience

Building Resilience
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
This website provides information and resources about strengthening personal skills and families as well as building resiliency in children and youth.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. This website provides information about mental health promotion and provides discussion papers, policy statements, and other published resources about mental health.

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues.

Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada (2012)
Mental Health Commission of Canada
This Strategy is about improving mental health and well-being for everyone and creating a mental health system that can meet the needs of people of all ages living with mental health problems and ill­nesses, and their families.

Mental Health Promotion
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
This website provides an overview about mental health promotion as well as strategies and best practices to promote mental health.

Mental health, resilience and inequalities (2009) (PDF document)
World Health Organization
This report explores the evidence that mental health influences a very wide range of outcomes for individuals and communities. The report highlights the importance of policies and programs to support improved mental health for the whole population and sets out the contribution that mental health and mental illness make to a wide range of health and social outcomes.

Mental health: Development of a Global Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 (2013)
World Health Organization
This action plan recognizes the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It is based on a life-course approach, aims to achieve equity through universal health coverage and stresses the importance of prevention.

National Child Day
Public Health Agency of Canada
This website provides information and resources about National Child Day and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to help promote awareness of rights and ways to celebrate National Child Day. It includes educational resources to share with schools and information for parents and caregivers to share with children.

Promoting mental health and preventing mental illness
Mental Health Commission Canada
This website link provides a summary version of Strategic Direction #1: Promotion and Prevention.

Promoting mental health: Concepts, emerging evidence, practice (2004) (PDF document)
World Health Organization
This summary report documents how actions such as advocacy, policy and project development, legislative and regulatory reform, communications, research, and evaluation may be achieved and monitored in countries at all stages of economic development.

Research Brief: Resilience, Mental Health and Family Violence (2014) (PDF document)
PreVAiL
This research brief discusses resiliency and its role in reducing its impacts on family violence. It also provides information about how to measure resiliency as well as interventions, practice and policy implications based on current best evidence.

The Health of Canada's young people: A mental health focus (2011)
Public Health Agency of Canada
The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study examines the mental health of young Canadians and provides a national profile of mental health indicators for young people.

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