There are a huge number of mental health-related resources available online. Many of them are free, and many of them are high quality, but sometimes the biggest challenge can be finding what is most useful and relevant to you. Listed below are links to some resources that have caught my eye (note – these are not sponsored links). Please let me know what your favourites are, and what I should add to the list.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy resources from Russ Harris
Centre for Clinical Interventions – mental health information and worksheets
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Training Workbook – a CBT resource for anxiety and depression from the Hertfordshire Partnership/NHS
CREST.BD Quality of Life Assessment Tool for people with bipolar disorder
DBT Peer Connections – free online peer-led DBT skills course
Dealing With Psychosis – a toolkit from Fraser Health
Depression resource for men
Information, workbooks, and wellness modules, as well as family resources
Moodjuice – self-help guides for common mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, PTSD) from NHS Forth Valley
– CBT self-help worksheets
Recovery Star – a multi-pronged approach to wellness
Expand Your Mind
These resources aren’t specific to mental health, but learning new things is a great way to build new connections in your brain and improve your overall mental wellbeing.
Many of these are available as both web and app versions, and have a mix of free and paid content.
Fighting Stigma Around Mental Illness
To bring an end to stigma, we need to speak up. Here are some leaders in the Canadian conversation around stigma.