Check out the Mental Health Self Check and Action Plan for women!

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. have partnered to raise awareness around women’s mental health across Canada. Together they have launched the Women’s Mental Health Self Check website that includes a Mental Health Self Check and Action Plan for women.

The Mental Health Self Check and Action Plan are interactive tools that will help women learn more about their mental health.

About the tools

  • The Mental Health Self Check tool was developed by Dr. Corey Keyes, a Professor at Emory University and is a validated and evidence based measure. It measures three components of well-being: emotional, social, and psychological. The tool gives Canadian women an easy, accessible way to conduct an assessment of their mental health.
  • The Mental Health Action Plan is a self-directed interactive action plan that will allow women to reflect on their level of readiness to change and develop a personalized action plan based on their personal goals. The action plan can be completed by women based on their results from the Self Check tool and the five tips provided.

 

The Mental Health Self Check and Action Plan are free and take less than 15 minutes to complete, and all the information is anonymous. Respondents can complete the questionnaire and action plan as many times as they like to see how their self-reported mental health changes over time and each time to set a new goal. Users can download their results and action plan as a PDF.

Annually, mental illness affects one in five Canadians1 and is the leading cause of disability around the world.2 However, women face unique stresses and challenges that can have a negative impact on their mental health and can change at different stages in life.3 Compared to men, women are more likely to hold multiple jobs, be a single parent, experience family violence and live on a low income.4 A growing body of research has found that being active – such as stretching, swimming or jogging - can help promote your mental health and reduce the risk of developing depression or anxiety.5

Take action and make your mental health and well-being a priority today.

Try the Mental Health Self Check and Action Plan today!

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