There are many schools of thought on mental health. So, at the Canadian Mental Health Association, we waded into everything from western psychology to Indigenous knowledge, and here is what we found: when we look at various descriptions of mental health, the overlaps are striking.
We found that, while feeling well means different things to different people, some things might actually apply to all of us: in order to thrive, we all need a good sense of self, and we all need purpose, contribution, hope, resilience and belonging.
We’ve condensed that knowledge into an informal list that you can use to check your own mental health. (You can find the sources we consulted below). It’s not a scientific tool, or a way to diagnose yourself. It’s just one way to check in with yourself about your mental health, and maybe guide you on how to support and improve it.
Check your own mental Health with this easy checklist
During Mental Health Week we invite all Purdy’s Wharf Tenants to attend our Recharge Sessions, relaxSmart workshop or try the club for a workout on us.
Check out our Events Page or contact us for more details