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A Wellness Toolbox is a collection of knowledge, positive habits, and resources you can invest in to support your health and well-being, now and in the future. A well-stocked toolbox will help you identify signs that you are struggling, and help you employ practical strategies and actions you can take when faced with a setback.

Links to Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Addictions – Health and Community Services (gov.nl.ca)

The Mental Health and Addictions Program offers a number of services in the Province to diagnose, treat, support, prevent and promote mental health and addictions within individuals, families and communities.

Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-737-4668 or (709) 737-4668
Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator: 1-877-999-7589 or (709) 752-3916
CHANNAL Peer Support Warm Line: 1-855-753-2560 or (709) 753-2560

Eastern Health’s Mental Health and Addictions services

Central Health – Mental Health and Addictions

Western Health – Mental Health and Addictions

Labrador-Grenfell Health – Mental Health and Addictions

 

About – Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians.

Big picture | Mental Health First Aid (mhfa.ca)

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.

Home – CMHA National

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness.

Peer Support Canada

Peer Support Canada (Accreditation and Certification) was created to carry on the work started by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, promoting the growth, recognition and accessibility of peer support. Peer support is emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience, such as a mental health challenge or illness. A peer supporter has lived through that similar experience, and is trained to support others.

Wellness Together Canada | Home

Wellness Together Canada offers no cost support and counselling, 24 hours a day, to anyone in Canada who needs support because of COVID-19; call: 1-866-585-0445.

Welcome – BounceBack | Retrouver son entrain (cmha.ca)

BounceBack® is a free program from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Working with workbooks and a trained coach to guide you and encourage you to reflect, BounceBack® can help you build skills to improve your mental health.

MHFA Standard (Virtual) – Mental Health Commission of Canada

Mental Health First Aid MHFA is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis.

CMHA-MHCC-Toolkit-Checklist_EN.pdf

Use this checklist to help you take stock of some of the strategies to ensure you are on the right track to promotethe psychological health and safety of your employees.

Home – Bridge the gapp

Bridge the gapp is a free online resource for youth and adults. It connects you to self-help information and local supports through a searchable service directory. You can also access a variety of tools to support your wellness. One offering is I CAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) Adult program, which is designed to help young adults (18-30 years) learn life skills to overcome anxiety and cope with major life stressors. The program offers distance telephone and online coaching, and is free to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Links to Addiction Resources

Al-Anon / Alateen Family Groups

Narcotics Anonymous

Canada Atlantic Region of Narcotics Anonymous

Nar-Anon

Nar-Anon NL

Gamblers Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous NL

Smokers’ Helpline

Safe Works Access Program (SWAP)

 

Provincial Treatment Centres

The Grace Centre

Humberwood

The Recovery Centre

 

Links to Food Security and Eating Disorders

Community Food Sharing Association

Eating Disorder Foundation of NL

Eastern Health – Eating Disorders Services

Central Health – Eating Disorders Services

Western Health – Eating Disorders Services

 

Links to Canadian General Health and Wellness Resources:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Wellness Together Canada

Government of Canada – Mental Health and Wellness

IMAlive Online Crisis Helpline

Survivors of Suicide (Lifeline Canada Foundation)

The Trauma Informed Lawyer Podcast

 

Links from the websites of other Law Societies:

Pandemic, Working from Home and Social Distancing:

Staying Connected & Mentally Strong While Social Distancing

Tips on How to Stay Calm in Crisis

Working From Home in the Age of Social Distancing

Working from Home? 10 Expert Tips to Make it Work for You

Mindfulness/Wellness:

Supporting Families During COVID-19 (Child Mind)

7 Self-Regulating Apps for Kids That Teach Mindfulness Techniques (CBC)

Healing the Heart During COVID-19 (Psychology Today)

The Dos and Don’ts of Parenting Your Child Through COVID-19 (Psychology Today)

How to Talk to Teens & Young Adults About Social Distancing (Psychology Today)

Keeping Our Families Mentally Fit During COVID-19 (Psychology Today)

 

Links Specific to the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Homeweb | Home Professional Assistance Program Provider offers you a wealth of resources so you can learn, read, and get support however and whenever you need it.

Law Society Presentation September 2018

The Health Library

Introducing i-Volve – The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (lsnl.ca)

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of depression & anxiety

 

Loss Prevention Tips

Tip 23: Access to Health and Wellness Resources

Tip 33: Me-Time: Managing Stress & Finding Work-Life Balance