Population & Public Health

Mental Health Promotion

Mental health is the foundation for well-being and effective functioning for every individual and community.  The aim of the Mental Health Promotion program is to enhance the mental health and well-being of the population across the lifespan. 

There is a complex interplay of factors that impact our mental health and well-being.  Mental health promotion recognizes these factors and works at the individual, family and community level, collaborating with a variety of community partners to build capacity to support positive mental health.

Mental Health Promotion includes actions that 1) promote mental well-being, 2) prevent mental health problems or illnesses, and 3) improve quality of life and support recovery for people living with a mental illness.

The Mental Health Promotion program develops, implements, and evaluates numerous initiatives that aim to promote mental health by building upon strengths and reducing risk factors to ultimately achieve mental healthy individuals and communities.

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Contact Us

For more information about WRHA Mental Health Promotion contact:

mentalhealthpromotion@wrha.mb.ca or 204-940-3681


Major Initiatives

The Mental Health Promotion program is engaged with the following programs and organizations in supporting the mental health and well-being of the population. 

Promoting Mental Health in the Early Years 

Handle with Care - promoting the mental health of young children

Reaching In – Reaching Out– promoting the resilience of adults and young children

Attachment Network of Manitobasupporting best practice for enhancing secure attachment across the lifespan       

Parents of Young Children 

Towards Flourishing– promoting the mental well-being of parents and families through Manitoba’s Families First Home Visiting Program

Perinatal Mental Health – information for women and their families regarding mental health and well-being during pregnancy and postpartum

Postpartum Depression Brochure - (scroll down for English)

School-based Mental Health Promotion
The WRHA Mental Health Promotion program partners with school divisions to develop and support a whole-school approach for positive mental health. Informed by evidence and best-practice, our program provides consultation, support, assistance with assessment, planning, professional development, student and parent engagement, and supports the implementation of programs and plans.

See the following resources:

Mental Health Promotion in Schools - Manitoba Government overview

Positive Mental Health Toolkit – Schools

Post-Secondary Institutions
The program also works with post-secondary institutions on whole-campus approaches to mental health and well-being.

See Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach

Mental Health Promotion Materials for Adults

Mentally Healthy Everyday Brochure                  

21 Ways to Enjoy Life More - cardset

Enjoy Life More Poster

Enjoy Life More Postcard


Mental Health Promotion for Older Adults

Thrive over 55 -   English    French

Articles from The Wave

Mental Health Promotion Online Resources

Here to Help Wellness Modules

Greater Good in Action

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