Free Resources for Learning and Living Well During Mental Health Week and Every Week

Free Resources for Learning and Living Well During Mental Health Week and Every Week

Try these free resources for living well.

If you  . . .

  • Are curious about mental health
  • Ask yourself “what exactly is mental health?”
  • Need a simple, creative way to introduce the topic of mental health to others
  • Want to generate dialogue and discussion about mental health
  • Have six minutes to spare

Then . . .

Watch this innovative and educational video, Promoting Mental Health: Finding a Shared Language from the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health.


If you  . . .

  • Crave inspiration 
  •  Need self-help ideas 
  • Want to know why kindness and compassion matter 
  •  Want to know how to “be the change you want to see in the world” 
  •  Want to inspire others

Then . . .

Watch and share this six-minute video: Josh Opening Doors and Hearts


If you  . . .

  • Enjoy a good Ted Talk 
  • Question if success has to come at the expense of happiness 
  • Want to know how to cultivate happiness in your work 
  • Like some humour with your learning

Then . . .

View Shawn Achor’s popular 12 minute Ted Talk.


If you  . . .

  • Need mental health week ideas and activities for the classroom or the school 
  • Need everyday mental health and wellness ideas for the classroom or school 
  • Want to help foster resilience in children and youth

Then . . .

Download the Bounce Back (K-12) Activity Booklet (2nd Edition).


If you  . . .

  • Are a parent or teacher Are concerned about child stress and anxiety Want to learn how to help foster healthy coping skills in children/youth Want credible, reliable information from experts on child development and mental health

Then . . .

Check out this website, Psychology Foundation (The website includes Kids Have Stress Too Series and Stress Lessons Toolkit –lesson plans, activity sheets, youtube videos.)


If you  . . .

  • Are young and interested in mental health 
  • Want coping tips for managing big feelings 
  • Like websites and phone apps designed for youth by youth 
  • Want to know where to direct youth on-line

Then . . .

Check-out these websites and apps.