The pandemic has put a focus on mental health like never before. Perhaps mental health needs have never been so great. In fact, 41% of Canadians have seen their mental health deteriorate since the start of the pandemic.
The 44th Federal election was a key moment for mental health in Canada and has catapulted it to the level of national priority. In our recent campaign, “Mental health care now,” we called out the pressing need for mental health care and sought the support of parliamentarians.
If we are going to defend the mental health of others, we first have to take care of our own. That’s why we created this Handbook: so that MPs have the tools and resources they need to take care of their own mental health — while also taking care of their constituents. While the Handbook was developed for MPs, it has information and resources that can apply to everyone, and to every workplace.
View and download the CMHA Mental Health Handbook for MPs below.