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Mental Health: Inclusive Programs


  • Mental health,
  • Social environment,
  • Community,
  • Facilities & organizations,
  • Healthcare facilities,
  • Schools,
  • Workplace,

Develop inclusive mental health programs

How to implement

  • Provide equitable programs that reach vulnerable populations such as youth, seniors, Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ populations.1-3
    • Promote social inclusion by incorporating feedback from members of the community with lived experience.1, 4
  1. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Advisory Group. Respect, recovery, resilience: Recommendations for Ontario's mental health and addictions strategy. Toronto (ON): Minister's Advisory Group; 2010. Available from:
  2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Older people: Independence and mental wellbeing. NICE guideline. London (UK): NICE; 2015. Available from:
  3. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Social and emotional wellbeing in secondary education. NICE guideline. London (UK): NICE; 2009. Available from:
  4. Bullock HL, Guta A, Hughsam M, Wilson MG. Rapid synthesis: Examining the impact of and approaches to addressing the needs of people living with mental health issues. Hamilton (ON): McMaster Health Forum; 2016. Available from:
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