The Mental Health Training Framework is a guide that helps professionals identify training and resources to support the development of knowledge, behavioural and activating competencies. The framework leverages Alberta’s existing investments made in training and professional development. It summarizes core knowledge, behavioural and activating competencies identified as essential for professionals across sectors to support and promote mental health.
The Need Help for Mental Health? Tool is a mental health navigation tool. There is a pre-made tool specific to Edmonton, but a customizable version of the Tool is also available for communities to edit based on the population they work with. This tool is a basic overview of the mental health services that are available. It can be used by anyone to help themselves or others connect to mental health and social services in their community by reading through the questions and seeing which services meet their needs.
For social-based organizations, information sharing is central to effective planning, policy development and service delivery. By working together, service providers can more effectively plan and serve Albertans.
Shared Wisdom is intended for people and organizations with a spirit of inquiry and a commitment to serving others with excellence – people who strive every day to better support people, families and communities in their journey to mental wellbeing, resilience and recovery.
211 is a 24-hour information and referral service that plays a key role in helping Albertans navigate complex systems. It’s a helpline and online database of Alberta’s community and social services updated by highly-trained specialists.
Wellness is supported by culture, language, Elders, families, and creation. Some signs of good mental health include: knowing and taking pride in who you are, enjoying life, being able to form and maintain fulfilling relationships, and coping with stress in a positive way.
Students and youth have now also faced an unprecedented year of incredible challenges and changes. With the ongoing stressors of isolation, uncertainty and anxiety due to the pandemic, it is more important than ever to prioritize the mental health of young people in our community.
2SLGBTQ+ (Two -Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) people face unique stressors, higher rates of discrimination and, as a result, experience poorer mental health than the general population.
Families can go through many challenges, one of which is when a family member is dealing with a mental health issue. Support is important for both those who are experiencing mental health issues and those in the role of caring for others. The biggest step is reaching out for the support you need.
As organizations take steps in resuming operations amid COVID-19, they face a multitude of issues and requirements. National and provincial health and safety guidelines are available to help them take appropriate precautions to ensure the health of their staff and customers/clients.
From working to technology to shopping to mobility, COVID-19 has fundamentally created drastic changes across the globe. As many places across the province and country are opening their doors and businesses are resuming, parents, children and families are also making new adjustments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Albertans in many ways, most especially our mental well-being. Those in the role of caring for others, have additional challenges. Being able to provide care for others means that caregivers also need to look after their own well-being.