Mental health

Status of Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Use Health in Ottawa During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is committed to monitoring the health and social impacts of COVID-19 over the weeks and months ahead – to understand how Ottawa residents are managing through this time, and to use this information to work with the community to provide supports where needed. One of the tools OPH will use to shape our understanding of these impacts is a population-level survey of Ottawa residents.

Societal Impacts - Mental Health, Substance Use and Health Behaviours

The Mental Health of Ottawa’s Black Community Report

This research report describes views and experiences of Ottawa’s Black community who participated in the Mental Health of Ottawa’s Black Community research study. The report includes both quantitative and qualitative findings on factors which influence mental health and recommendations to improve experiences and services for this population.

The Mental Health of Ottawa’s Black Community Infographic

This infographic [PDF 304 KB] highlights key data from the four pillars of the findings from the Mental Health of Ottawa’s Black Community report. 

The Mental Health of Ottawa’s Black Community Summary Report

This summary report focuses on providing key local data from the Mental Health of Ottawa’s Black Community report. The summary report highlights the findings from the four key pillars - beliefs and perceptions of mental health, protective and risk factors, access to mental health services and interactions with mental health care providers.

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The Status of Mental Health in Ottawa Report 2018

This report describes the mental health of Ottawa residents, including the characteristics and factors that promote mental health in our community and the number of residents seeking care for mental illness and addictions.

Promoting Mental Health in Ottawa Summary Report 2018

This report reviews key local data from the Status of Mental Health in Ottawa Report 2018, highlighting four evidence-informed factors that have a significant impact on Ottawa residents’ mental health, including resilience, family relationships, social connectedness, health equity and stigma

Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Report 2014

The Ottawa Student Drug Use and Health Report 2014 offers a snapshot of health risk behaviours among youth in Ottawa using data from the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), including mental health. 

Fostering Mental Health in Our Community

In 2015, the Ottawa Board of Health set Fostering Mental Health in our Community as a strategic priority to promote mental health across the lifespan in Ottawa. This background document sets out three main areas of focus including mental health awareness and stigma reduction, building a resilient community and suicide prevention. 

 

To find more information on mental health and resources in Ottawa, please check out the Ottawa Public Health Mental Health page.


 

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