Introduction

First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

Author: Assembly of First Nations & Health Canada (2015)

First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

Assembly of First Nations & Health Canada (2015). First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework. Ottawa, ON: Health Canada.

Description

Developed through collaboration between First Nations partners and Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, this framework represents a shared vision wherein First Nations individuals, families, and communities across Canada are supported to enjoy high levels of mental wellness. This framework centers on the four direction outcomes of purpose, hope, belonging, and meaning, and brings a balanced and comprehensive approach to mental health and well-being.

Potential use

The approach to well-being described in this resource is foundational for Canada’s Indigenous people and for anyone working alongside Indigenous groups.

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