The IMHWP provides wholistic and culture-based supports to be responsive to the needs of mental health and addictions for urban Indigenous individuals and families. The program implements trauma-informed and strengths-based cultural approaches to address community-based mental health and well-being concerns. IMHWP workers deliver individual and group services including peer counseling, sharing circles, and other traditional and land-based activities that support the achievement of a Good Mind.
To strengthen a Good Mind and promote mental health and well-being for urban Indigenous people.
• To improve physical well-being for individuals and families through the
promotion of healthy lifestyles, and activities;
• To support and improve individual and family emotional well-being and the
ability to recognize and maintain healthy relationships;
• To provide access to cultural knowledge and activities that foster self-respect
and identity; and,
• To improve mental well-being using strengths-based approaches to achieve
and maintain a Good Mind