Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. On this page you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.
Resources on Campus
Faculty and Staff Services
Mental Health Resources in the Community
|Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)||Information on mental health and addictions issues.|
|Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)||Learn about mental illness, stress, grief and their treatments. CMHA also provides tips related to a wide variety of topics, including stress, children’s mental health, emotional wellness and aging.|
|Totally ADD||Everything you want to know about Adult Attention Deficit Disorder|
|Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)||Causes, treatments and future life with ADD|
|National Institute of Mental Health||Causes, signs, symptoms, treatments and what it’s like to have mental health disorders and illnesses|
|Mood Disorder Association of Ontario (MDAO)||Fact sheets about different mood disorders|
|Mind Your Mind||Find out when, how and where to get help for yourself or a friend. Provides mental illness information|
|eMental Health||Mental Health services, help and support in your community|
|Carleton’s Student Mental Health Framework||The Carleton University Student Mental Health Framework is an important addition to Carleton University’s efforts to promote positive mental health and assist students in realizing their potential. Its purpose is to facilitate a consistent and integrated approach to responding to Carleton students who are in distress.|
|Carleton’s Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being Strategy||This Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy is the next exciting and challenging step in taking a systematic and co-ordinated look at the mental health status of our workplace and using that information to create an integrated approach to enhancing policies, programs and initiatives that promote the mental health and well-being of our faculty and staff.|
|HealthyMinds App from the Royal Ottawa||HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy.|
|SuperBetter App||SuperBetter increases resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of difficult obstacles. Playing SuperBetter makes you more capable of getting through any tough situation—and more likely to achieve the goals that matter most to you.|
|Headspace App||Learn to meditate in just 10 minutes a day with the Headspace app. Daily meditation has been shown to help people stress less, exercise more and even sleep better.|
|Happify App||Overcome stress and negative thoughts. Build resilience.
Happify is the single destination for effective, evidence-based solutions for better emotional health and wellbeing in the 21st century.
|TruReach 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.|
|Calm App||Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app that brings clarity and peace of mind into your life|
|Carleton’s Employee & 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.|
|Mental Health Works||Information to help employees and employers address mental health issues in the workplace.|
|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.|
Eat Well: Nutrition Resources
It might seem like eating right is a challenge, especially if you’re tight on money and time. However, eating well can be easy, enjoyable, cost-effective, and will give you the energy you need throughout your busy day.
|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.|
Sleep Well: Sleep Hygiene Resources
Lack of sleep has a significant impact on brain function, health, safety, and longevity. Sleep itself can actually improve mental function, and researchers are discovering that it is vital for learning and memory.
|Harvard Medical School||Benefits of Sleep|
|Ottawa Hospital Sleep Centre||The Ottawa Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Labs are dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients with sleep-related disorders. These conditions include difficulties falling asleep and / or staying asleep at night, or difficulty in staying awake during the day.|
Get Active: Physical Activity Resources
Being physically active can reduce stress and help you feel more energized and alert.
|Carleton University Athletics||Take advantage of a dynamic mix of athletics programs and opportunities right here on campus. There’s something for everyone!|
|Carleton Athletics – Yoga Program||Yoga has many physical and psychological benefits for stress management. Carleton Athletics offers a variety of different yoga classes for all levels!|
|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.|
|Active 2010||This Government of Ontario website has tools for you to check your target heart rate and calculate your body mass index to help you become more knowledgeable about physical activity.|
|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.|
|Healthy Workplace Lunchtime Leagues||Healthy Workplace lunchtime leagues are designed to get Carleton staff and faculty out of their desk and active over the lunch hour!|
There are also many helpful resources on Carleton’s Health and Counselling Services website.