Mental Health Resources

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) defines mental health as “…the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity.”
Maintaining an artist’s health is in the best interest of everyone – the label and the management, as well as the artists themselves. Here are some resources that can help:
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA is a voluntary organization that is dedicated to mental health prevention and promotion.

Workplace Mental Health provides employers and unions with in-depth training, resources, and valuable support that can address and improve psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Arts’ Health Alliance

Arts’ Health Alliance provides health and wellness support for artists of all disciplines in all stages of their careers, including those behind the scenes.

They offer education programs that empower creatives to take better care of their health, and ultimately, of their art and creations programs that offer opportunities for artists to work on creative projects with seasoned artist-facilitators and mentors.

Arts’ Health Centre is an integrative outpatient clinic offering both medical and complementary care for artistic community.

Over the Bridge

Over the Bridge is a non-profit organization that offers awareness of mental health and addiction education and support resources for music industry.

Mental Health and Addiction information from A-Z

Naloxone Training provides life-saving naloxone training to the Ontario music community at live music venues and festivals.

Mental Health help

Addiction Help

Unison Benevolent Fund

Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.

They offer counselling and health solutions and provide a toll-free number to connect Canadian music professionals with resources and support for personal and practical issues.

They also offer financial assistance and insurance.