CMHA Grey Bruce joins individuals and organizations around the globe in celebrating International Self-Care Day on July 24, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness. This year’s choice of themes includes ‘Self-Care is for Life,’ ‘Get Better with Self-Care’ and “Treat Yourself to Better Health.”
Mental well-being is recognized as a pillar of self-care. Prioritizing self-care can increase resiliency, which can be helpful when faced with problems, stress, and other difficult situations. Many mental health programs provide strategies to improve resiliency skills like problem-solving, assertiveness, balancing obligations and expectations, and developing support networks.
CMHA Grey Bruce offers a wonderful program called “WRAP” which stands for “Wellness Recovery Action Plan”. “WRAP is a system for monitoring, and responding to uncomfortable or dangerous physical symptoms and emotional feelings. WRAP is a useful tool for those looking to create positive change in their life, to increase wellness through pain management (physical and psychological) and even decrease occurrence rates of acute episodes of certain illnesses. WRAP goes beyond simply learning self-help skills and encourages and allows its author to incorporate these skills into daily living, rather than to rely on them only in a time of crisis.”
We also offer Drop-In clinics at multiple locations, where we are able to provide support and resources when you are not sure where to start. Our Drop-In locations and times include:
1024 2nd Ave East
Owen Sound, ON N4K2H7
290 10th St.
Hanover ON, N4N1P2
For more information on our WRAP Program please call 519-371-4582 and to see a list of other programs that we offer head to our Where to Begin page.
CMHA Ontario also offers BounceBack®: Reclaim your health, a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. This self-guided program offers telephone coaching, online videos and workbooks which you can do from the comfort of your home. Workbooks and coaching are available in multiple languages. For more information, visit bouncebackontario.ca.
For more on International Self-Care Day and the seven pillars of self-care, visit the event website.