As it says in our WRSPC Mission statement, we believe that: “Every Individual Has The Right To Be Supported In Living A Healthy, Positive Life.”
Promoting well-being or life promotion is about building hope, building resiliency, promoting mental wellness, and giving people the tools they need to handle stress, among other things. It is about giving us all the skills, tools, and knowledge we all need to handle the ups and downs of life because we all have mental health and we all encounter hard times.
As part of a strategy identified in 2017, the WRSPC underwent a project to collect life promotion and stress and resiliency resources from across the web and compile them on our website to help the Waterloo Region community find the resources they need to be well and stay well through hard times. Resources we found are categorized on this page below, as well as on the following pages:
WRSPC also has additional resources relating to promoting well-being:
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which the way we think, handle stress, get things done, have fun, and believe in our own ability to build a happy, healthy life are all important components. Talking about mental health alone can be difficult for many of us but more and more people are recognizing that mental health and wellbeing is an important part of our overall health. The World Health Organization states that “there is no health without mental health.”
Below are some web-based resources with further information and resources on mental health & wellbeing, and how to build your own mental health.
Mental Health: Strengthening our Response – World Health Organization
The World Health Organization lists key facts about mental health, as well as other relevant information.
How to Take Care of our Mental Health – Government of Canada
Good mental health is important for a healthy and happy life. Here are a number of ideas you can try to help you build a mentally healthy lifestyle.
Advice for Young People about Mental Health – Jack.Org
When things aren’t going well and you need advice from someone your age who “gets it” this website might help. Here you can find answers to many questions young people have about mental health.
Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Wellbeing – Mental Wellness Network of Waterloo Region
Check out these definitions and see how they are connected. All are important for understanding our overall health and wellbeing.