Providing access to self-management support will improve people’s ability to manage their anxiety, depression, or bipolar symptoms.
Self-management includes all the actions we can take to reclaim our health and actively participate in various aspects of our recovery, including adopting behaviours that reduce symptoms, prevent relapses and improve our well-being on a daily basis. The five “J’avance!” workshops are founded on evidence-based data and best practices, with results from funded research. Other organizations giving the workshops have had similar success, which strongly indicates that these results can be replicated on a much larger scale.
“J’avance!” and Revivre are strongly supported by key experts, researchers and organizations, including: Mental Health Commission of Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association (Quebec Division), Mood Disorders Society of Canada, Centre national d’excellence en santé mentale au Québec, Douglas Institute, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Impact 8 (MaRS), the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Bell Let’s Talk, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
Clinical arguments, research papers, letters of support and references are available upon request.
How we can help your organization to implement “J’avance!” workshops
- Training for professionals, mental health workers and peer supporters on Self-Management Support and workshop facilitation
- Workshop material (facilitators’ guides and participants’ weekly workbooks)
- Support provided to managers and facilitators to ensure workshop implementation and success
- And more (e.g. on-going training, measurement tools, promotion of workshops, train-the-trainer, support for funding requests)
Take part in this great initiative in mental health!