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Mental Wellness

Mental wellness comes from feeling balanced, connected to others and ready to meet life’s challenges.

Mental wellness goes hand-in-hand with physical health. When you eat well, get enough sleep and stay active, your emotional health can improve. Following healthy routines can improve your self-esteem, help mental function, and make it easier for you to deal with stress. In turn, feeling mentally well can boost your motivation to stick with healthy habits.

Friends and family play an important role in your mental wellness. Maintaining supportive and caring relationships lowers stress and reduces your risk of developing a mental health and/or substance use problem.

There are a number of resources for supporting mental wellness. The information here is provided according to different ages or stages of life.

‎It's important to look after your mental wellness during pregnancy and in the early months after the birth of your baby. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and birth can affect your mood and thought processes. As well, you may feel stress or anxiety about your health or caring for a newborn.


Infants have mental health needs as well, especially related to bonding with loved ones. Healthy attachment is important for brain development and early social skills.


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Mental wellness is an important part of your child's overall health and development. Factors that affect mental wellness include mood, sleep habits, coping skills and relationships with family, friends and others.


Resources
  • Mental health (Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre)
  • Mindfulness (Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre)
  • Sleep (Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre)
  • Stress (Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre)
  • Stresslr – a free web app that engages kids to learn about stress, understand how they react to it, and develop healthy strategies for cope with stress in their everyday lives. (BC Children's Hospital)
  • Kids Help Phone – national toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. 

Mental wellness is an important part of the overall health and development of young people. Factors that affect mental wellness include sleep habits, coping skills, and healthy social connections.  Youth can also work on developing their resiliency, which is the ability to spring back emotionally after going through difficult and stressful times.


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Mental wellness is an important part of lifelong health. Factors that affect mental wellness include mood, sleep habits, coping skills and social connections.


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Mental wellness is an important part of healthy aging. Older adults may experience changing health circumstances and challenges. Factors that affect mental wellness include mood, sleep habits, coping skills and healthy social connections.


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