Mental Health Week 2022: #GetReal about how to help

Mental Health Week is all about empathy. It’s the capacity we share as human beings to step into each other’s shoes. To understand where they’re coming from and what they’re feeling. To listen with compassion and refuse to judge. It’s also one way to reduce and resolve conflict. 

Listen hard when someone wants to talk. Don’t jump in or judge. Before you weigh in, tune in.  

For #MentalHeatlhWeek, #GetReal about how to help.   

Mental Health Support 

There are a number of programs and services available to help with mental health. 

  • To access free mental health and addictions programs, services and supports tailored to the needs of your local community, please contact your local CMHA.  
  • For free resources and 24/7 counselling over the phone, please visit the Government of Canada’s Wellness Together portal.  
  • If you are thinking about suicide, please call the Canada Suicide Prevention Service tollfree at 1-833-456-4566 (1-866-277-3553 in Quebec). 

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health 

At OT Works!, our occupational therapists recognize the importance of listening and understanding.  Our therapists are experienced in providing support for mental health issues.  All of our therapists at OT Works! are certified with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) and have additional training in areas such as mental health, brain injury rehabilitation, home safety and chronic pain.   

If you or someone you know needs mental health support, contact us today. 


Phone:  604.696.1066 ext. 1000.  

Learn More 

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Mental Health Week 

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