About Healthy Minds Canada
Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity that raises funds to support research and education while raising awareness about mental illness and addictions. Since 1980, HMC has funded 400 research projects at 42 universities and teaching hospitals across Canada. HMC has reached over a million people through knowledge transfer initiatives such as workshops, symposia, conferences, printed and online resources and hundreds of thousands more through social media.
New this year are three exciting programs: Taking Charge, a full day conference designed to empower people to own their mental health recovery and assist those who care for them; Lunch & Learns, a series of free community discussions on a variety of mental illness and addictions; and Movies for Mental Health, a program for university and college students in Ontario. In addition to expanding these programs nationwide over the course of the next year, we are also planning to launch a new program for youth called ACT 4 ME.
HMC’s three volume handbook series” When Something’s Wrong” is designed to assist teachers, families, and employers in identifying and managing mental health and addictions issues within their respective environments. We have adapted the content from the “Ideas for Families” version as the base for supportiveminds.ca, our new online tool for parents.
We are also able to offer access to FeelingBetterNow®, an online collaborative mental healthcare program designed to help individuals identify emotional and mental health issues as early as possible.
Other initiatives include the development of apps and collaboration with wearable technology companies to complement the subject matter in the WSW handbooks and to instill empathy and mindfulness about all areas of mental wellness.