Mental Wellness

Many people are feeling elevated levels of stress and anxiety because of the pandemic. There’s a lot of uncertainty but Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services wants you and your family to feel empowered. We’ve put together a wide range of virtual mental health supports. The virtual services include counselling, webinars and meditation apps to help you lower your stress and anxiety levels. 

We also offer crisis supports. Remember, if you are struggling with your mental health or experiencing a crisis, reach out now.

Family Information Line 
Crisis Text line powered by Kids Help Phone 
Healthy Relationships 
Strongest Families 
Learning At Home
Meditation apps 

Family Information Line

The counsellors at Family Information Line understand your military lifestyle. We have resources and we want to support you. Our help is always free. 
We’re here for you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. When it’s tough and you just need to talk it out, we listen. We’re also here to help you find answers to the questions that come up as a result of your military life. 

Call us
1-800-866-4546 (North America)
00-800-771-17722 (International)

Email us
FIL@CAFconnection.ca

Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone

Children, youth and young adults from military families can access free mental health and well-being support by texting the keyword CAFKIDS at 686868 for service in English. 

The Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is confidential and available day or night.

Healthy Relationships

Domestic and intimate partner violence can increase during a crisis. Regardless of the situation, violence and abuse are never acceptable. Check out our Healthy relationships tip sheets for additional information. 

Remember, call 911 (in Canada) or contact your local authorities if you are in immediate danger.
 

Strongest Families

Strongest Families provides services to military children and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and well-being. 
 

Learning At Home

Take a free online class.
Get ready to travel the world again by learning a new language for free online.
Learn sign language online for free. 
 

Meditation Apps

Breathe2Relax 
Happify  
Smiling Mind 
Thinkfull 
Calm: Popular app with many guided meditations to support: confidence; self-love; getting through recovery; managing anxiety and stress reduction
Elevate: Focus app can help us get out of our heads – provides a distraction, as it intervenes with thoughts but in positive way
Headspace: Popular app with many mindfulness sessions on topics of: relationships; self-love; managing anxiety and stress reduction; goal setting
MoodKit: MoodKit uses the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides users with over 200 different mood improvement activities
Mood mission: Rated best app for depression, give “missions” you must do to improve your mood. Rate your mood before and after and this helps tailor the next day’s mission

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