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The national nonprofit is working with professionals from TELUS Health MyCare and Anxiety Canada

The start of a new year can be tough on us all. From brooding over elusive goals to financial pressures and uncertainties, it can often feel like the walls are closing down on us. 

To help make counselling more accessible, national nonprofit organization Canadian Men’s Health Foundation (CMHF) has expanded its MindFit Toolkit, in collaboration with TELUS Health MyCare, to offer more online screening tools and resources for men and their families suffering from stress, anxiety and depression.

Those who qualify can get up to three virtual sessions with counsellors from TELUS Health MyCare for free, or at a reduced rate, before May 9, 2023. And, as an added feature in partnership with Anxiety Canada, users can also access the MindShift CBT Groups program via the Toolkit, which includes eight virtual group therapy sessions designed to support up to 12 men (aged 18+) experiencing mild to moderate anxiety. These weekly meetings will start February 8, 2023, and a limited number of spots will be available at no cost for those without health coverage for counselling. 

“As men and their families renew their efforts to make health a priority, we want to support them further by improving access to mental health tools,” said TC Carling, CMHF President & CEO, in a release. “MindFit Toolkit delivers simple, research-based information and resources to help men check in, identify signs and access help when they need it.”