Mental health affects people of all ages. Research shows that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness or challenge in any given year. This Mental Health Week, the City of Mississauga wants to remind residents that it’s never too late to take care of their mental health.
Through continued discussions about mental health, the goal is to normalize conversations around this important topic. The more we talk about mental health, the easier it becomes for people to access the resources they need that can help.
Below are a few practices that can help support mental health and wellbeing:
- Stay active– find a trail or park near your home. Mississauga boasts many green spaces for everyone to enjoy. Getting some fresh air and greenery daily is a mood booster and a helpful reduce stress and stay physically active.
- Learn a new skill or try a new activity– the City offers variety of creative family-focused virtual activities for all ages and abilities from the comfort of your own home, including arts and crafts, fitness, literacy and learning, including Sauga Connections for Older Adults. For other programming, learn more
- Carve out some personal time – set time aside during the day to do something you enjoy, like reading, spending time outdoors or being with family and friends. Building self-care into your routine can prevent burnout and improve alertness.
If you or someone you know is facing mental health issues, reach out to them. There is help and resources available. The City, Region of Peel and community partners like the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) offer many resources to support mental health.
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin
- Connex Ontario
- Wellness Together Canada
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Resources
Take this time to start a conversation, reach out to others or learn about the many mental health resources in Peel.
SOURCE City of Mississauga
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