Wellness Resources

In addition to the services, programs and resources available on the Carleton campus, Ottawa is rich with health and wellness resources. Browse through the selection below to find what is right for you!

Mental Health

Carleton’s Employee and Family Assistance Program This confidential information counselling and referral service is provided at no cost to continuing Carleton University employees, retirees and immediate family members.
Health & Counselling Services Discover 50 practical and proven stress reducers.
Mental Health Works Information to help employees and employers address mental health issues in the workplace.
Canadian Mental Health Association Provides tips related to a wide variety of topics, including stress, children’s mental health, emotional wellness and aging.
eMental Health Find support agencies and resources related to various mental health issues in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health A wealth of information to be found from Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Includes a variety of fact sheets, pamphlets, and program resources on a variety of mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, and more.
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health This site features resources, strategies, tools and support for employees, supervisors, and union leaders to improve workplace mental health for all Canadians.
Workplace Mental Health Promotion: A How-To Guide This resource offers practical tools that promote positive mental health and mental well-being for all employees.
National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Championed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), and developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) and the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ), the Standard is a voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources focused on promoting employees’ psychological health and preventing psychological harm due to workplace factors.
Healthy Minds @ Work A program by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Guarding Minds @ Work This tool is intended to help employers protect psychological safety and promote psychological health in the workplace.
Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace Aims to assist employees experiencing low mood or depression, and is founded on evidence-based practices relating to depression and chronic disease management.
Health Canada Learn how to identify the causes, symptoms, and impact of stress, and get information on how to cope with stress.
TruReach Health App The TruReach app includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy lessons and activities created by scientists and clinicians. You will learn skills that help you enhance your mental wellness.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Resources provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
#FirstRespondersFirst Free online toolkit for PTSD

Physical Fitness

Carleton University Athletics Take advantage of a dynamic mix of athletics programs and opportunities right here on campus. There’s something for everyone!
ParticipACTION Provides lifestyle and activity tips, revealing facts about the consequences of inactivity, and inspirational stories from everyday people who have decided to lead an active lifestyle.
Canada’s Physical Activity Guide Download this free guide and learn how to make wise choices about physical activity that will improve your health, help prevent disease, and allow you to get the most out of life.

Nutrition

HWP Recipe Sharing Group The Healthy Workplace Recipe Sharing Group is an online space where Carleton staff and faculty can share their tried and tested recipes easily and conveniently.
SupperWorks SupperWorks is a meal-preparation store in Ottawa that provides the customer with everything he/she needs to make quick, easy home-cooked dinners to go.
EatRightOntario Provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthy food choices.
Sodium 101 Outlines the health impacts of a high-sodium diet and provides suggestions to reduce sodium in your daily diet.
Canada’s Food Guide Find out how to make wise food choices whether you are eating at home, at school, at work or eating out.
My Food Guide Use this customizable interactive tool in conjunction with Canada’s Food Guide to learn how to eat right.
Dieticians of Canada Resources include nutrition information, recipes, healthy eating tips, and an online food log to track your consumption patterns.
HWP Recipe Sharing Group Join your colleagues and swap delicious and healthy recipes.
My Fitness Pal For your free calorie counter and exercise journal – also available as a mobile app!
Allrecipies.ca For healthy recipes and delicious meal ideas

Personal Health

Diabetes & You Visit our Diabetes & You page for helpful resources, including a link to the Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire.
CardioPrevent Program This Heart Institute program is FREE of charge and accepts individuals who are at moderate to high-risk for CVD.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Use the “Doctor Search” link to find doctors who are accepting new patients.
Kidney Foundation of Canada Information about living with kidney disease, including details about research happenings , the various treatment options available, and educational events related to kidney disease and organ donation.
Canadian Diabetes Association Find out about the symptoms and signs of diabetes, take a questionnaire to find out if you are at risk, and learn some important steps that you can take to prevent diabetes.
Heart and Stroke Foundation Discover how high blood pressure, unhealthy food choices, smoking, and stress can increase your chances of having a heart attack or stroke — then find out what you can do about it.
Immunization Schedule This Public Health Agency of Canada website includes a schedule of routine immunizations to help you prevent infectious diseases.
Canadian Women’s Health Network Includes links to resources, organizations, and research projects on a variety of women’s health topics.
Public Health Agency of Canada Get your top questions answered about flu viruses, including H1N1, the differences between a cold and the flu, and everyday tips to prevent the flu.
Live Right Now A CBC initiative that encourages Canadians to make pledges to lead healthier lifestyles.

Wellness

Back health This Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website includes some simple, effective exercises that you can do at home or the office to address back health.
Carleton University Environmental Health and Safety Ergonomic Program Promotes supervisor and employee awareness about ergonomics to prevent task-related injuries.
Procrastination Research, blog, podcasts and more by Dr. Tim Pychyl
HWP Pinterest Page For links to useful health and wellness-related resources
Cultivating Habits blog For tips on creating and sustaining new habits

Newsletters

Mayo Clinic Subscribe to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic’s free e-newsletter for ground-breaking information on various illnesses, tips to lead a healthy lifestyle, and recipes.
Solutions This newsletter from Family Services Ottawa, Carleton University’s Employee and Family Assistance Program provider, covers a wide variety of topics, including aging, addictions, anxiety, personal health, and more.
Solutions Newsletter Provided by EFAP – Newsletter 1: Inside-Out Sun Protection

Miscellaneous

Workplace injury or illness Information on injury or illness reporting is available on the office of Environmental Health & safety website. Find out more about worker and supervisor rights and responsibilities
Financial Management Carleton’s Healthy Workplace strives to provide a supportive environment for all staff and faculty. This support also includes education in financial management and budgeting. There are times when it is very difficult to ask for help from anyone, and for most people, financial stress is one of those times. Healthy Workplace offers workshops and seminars to help you understand and get a handle on your current situation. For free and confidential assistance with relieving financial worries, you can also contact EFAP.
Great West Life claims Find information and forms to file a health or dental claim through Great West Life.
Canadian Federation of University Women Ottawa  CFUW-Ottawa is an organization of women members linked nationally and internationally to:
-promote quality education
-participate in public affairs
-improve the status of women and girls
all in an atmosphere of friendship and co-operation.