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 Mental Health

Promoting Mental Health IACB Statement toward a Shared Medical and Christian Ethical Framework.  To view the document click HERE


Mental health problems range from mental stress and strain to severe disorders. Mental health is as important as physical health and spiritual health to our overall well-being.

The Province of Manitoba's mental health services include:

  • promoting good mental health
  • identifying and intervening early in mental illness
  • helping people living with mental health disorders

These services are provided through regional health authorities, the Selkirk Mental Health Centre and self-help and family support organizations.

If your family doctor or Employee Assistance Plan refers you, Manitoba Health pays for the services of a psychiatrist. To find a psychiatrist in your area contact your local regional health authority or ask your family doctor. For more information: Mental Health Services

Sara Riel Inc. 

The Sara Riel Workshops and Modules include strategies and information on: the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion as stress management tools; information and ways to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, and; self-care strategies to stay on track.
The workshops were made possible through a partnership with Sara Riel Inc.  and the U of M Psychiatry Health Information Exchange Department and the generous donation from the Réseau Compassion Network and CHAM. This series of Sara Riel Inc. Workshops and Modules are available for free on our website, and can be accessed whenever you need, as many times as you need them.  Long Term Care Workshops - Sara Riel
Sara Riel Inc. has had 335 modules completed with overwhelmingly positive responses, and 65 personal care homes have been supported to date in Manitoba. To access our free modules or for more information visit Sara Riel Inc..
Sara Riel Inc. is a non-diagnosis specific, mental health service provider offering Community-Based services to individuals with mental health and addiction needs through support in Mental Health Counselling, Employment Services, Community Mentorship, Respite and Peer Support care. Sara Riel Inc. has been providing these services to the people of Winnipeg for over 45 years.  Please email  

Seneca Warm Line | Sara Riel
For peer counselling on mental health or addiction issues, call 204-231-0217 or 204-942-9276

Employer Support Phone Line | Sara Riel
For resources and guidance on wellness for employees, managers can call 204-237-9263, ext. 125



Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world

In the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.

"What Is Depression?" TED Talk with Helen M. Farrell - click here.

Resources for Workplaces

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health | Canada Life

Mental Health Resources for Health-Care Workers | Shared Health

Half-day Workshop PPT slides on Mental Health in the Workplace - May 2023

General Help Lines

Recommended resources and information for persons with depression, for caregivers, family, friends, and for the larger caring community.

  • Crisis Services Canada Telephone: 1-833-456-4566
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:  Telephone: 1-800-463-2338
  • Wellness Together Canada
    Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741
    Front Line Workers: Text FRONTLINE to 741741
  • Kids Help Phone:  Telephone: 1-800-668-6868
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line:  Telephone: 1-855-242-3310
  • Trans LifeLine:  Telephone: 1-877-330-6366
  • Strongest Families Institute:  Telephone: 1-866-470-7111

Managing your Mental Health for you and those you care about 

Presentation of March 10, 2021:  Tips for someone with mental health issues

Audio file from Zoom presentation of March 10, 2021

Managing your Mental Health - For You PPT Presentation

Presentation of March 24, 2021:  Tips for those who know someone with mental health issues

Managing your Mental Health - For someone you care about PPT presentation

Other Resources for Individuals

Mental Health and Health Services | Youville Centre
For counselling, dietician, sexual health and other support, visit or call 204-255-4840

Introduction to Mindfulness – Video (18 minutes)

Mental Health Tips Video Series (one minute and under)