Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you a service provider working with newcomers and refugees? Access more resources as part of our project Promising Practices in Accessing Virtual Mental Health: Supporting Refugees during COVID-19, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better
Created by: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
This factsheet outlines what is part of the normal reaction to living in a new country and when and how to ask for help. Download "Asking for help when things are not right" [PDF; Spanish].
The factsheet is part of a larger booklet called “Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better” [PDF; Spanish] wherein newcomers share tips on learning to live in a new culture. Topics include:
- living in a new culture
- making friends
- celebrating the holidays
- learning the unwritten rules of Canadian manners
- building a new identity
- exercising for fun and health
- asking for help when things are not right.
Mental health information resources
Created by: Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC)
These resources are intended for individuals interested in learning more about mental health and ways of improving emotional well-being. Topics include:
- ways of leading a healthy life
- coping with mental illness
- and more.
Access more than 40 mental health and well-being resources in Spanish.
A practical guide series
Created by: Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC)
This series of brochures provides practical information about:
- getting a good night’s sleep
- problem solving and setting goals
- promoting well-being
- stress and stress management.
Access brochures from the "Practice Guide Series" in Spanish and other languages.
Mental health and well-being
Created by: Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project), by Mental Health Australia
The "Mental Health and Wellbeing" factsheet [PDF; Spanish] provides information on how to improve the mental health and well-being of yourself, your family, and your community.
Wellbeing: Invest in your life
Created by: Health Translations Australia
"Wellbeing: Invest in Your Life" is available in multiple languages. This factsheet provides a number of simple, everyday ideas for how individuals can improve their mental, physical, spiritual, and social well-being.