Health & Wellness Resources

Member and Family Assistance Program

After a formal and thorough review process, the MVMA Council is pleased to announce that our new Member and Family Assistance Program* will be provided by Homewood Health.  The MVMA partnered with MAHTA for make this program available to MVMA members (general, public, associate and life members), MAHTA members and their family members. 

Homewood Health has been delivering these services across Canada since 1979. They are known for their personal touch and exceptional level of clinical service delivery.  This program from Homewood Health will include several services and will provide access to a full range of health and wellness services including:  

  • Counselling Services
  • Plan Smart Lifestyle and Specialty Counselling
  • Online Services including E-Learning courses, Health & Wellness Companion and Busy Family

Click here to view the Homewood Health information brochure.


Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-663-1142  or
click here to access
the Homewood Health website. 

For information on accessing the Homeweb site - click here.


Click here to view all the Homewood Health newsletters.


Public Resources

Government of Manitoba Healthy Living and Seniors - Listing of 24-hour crisis lines and crisis services by region.



Addictions Foundation of Manitoba - Provincial Adult Addictions Information Toll-Free Line - 1-855-662-6605

24 Hour Problem Gambling Helpline Toll Free - 1-800-463-1554 or Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

Alcoholics Anonymous Manitoba -  204-942-0126 In Winnipeg or Toll Free 1-877-942-0126 In Rural Manitoba

Narcotics Anonymous Manitoba - Winnipeg: (204) 981-1730 or Toll Free: (888) 811-3887

Addiiction Resource - raises awareness about substance abuse.
And from that site: How Pets Can Prevent Substance Abuse


Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Mental Health Crisis Response Centre
Opened June 2013, the Centre provides urgent care for adults over the age of 18 experiencing a mental health crisis or severe emotional trauma. The Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located on the Health Sciences campus.

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Services
This team of mental health professionals is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week to assist people in the Winnipeg region who are in mental health crisis.

Phone 204-940-1781
TTY (Deaf Access), 204-779-8902

Klinic Community Health Centre
Klinic operates a 24-hour telephone crisis line providing counselling, crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals.

Phone 204-786-8686
Toll-free 1-888-322-3019
Suicide Line 1-877-435-7170

my right care 

Mental Health Services - Government of Manitoba - 204-788-6659

Regional Health Authorities in Manitoba

Canadian Mental Health Association - 204-982-6100

Anxiety and Addiction Guide

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba


Mental Health and Behavioral Conditions

Bell Let's Talk - This site has a lot of great tools and guides.

5 simple ways to end stigma and start a conversation
Stigma can often prevent those struggling with a mental illness from seeking the help they need. Developed in partnership with Dr. Heather Stuart, the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair at Queen's University, here are 5 simple ways to help end the stigma and initiate a conversation.

Recall Report - Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe. 
Mental Health and Behavioral Conditions.


Mental Health & Counselling Resources

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba - Co-Occurring Disorders
People with co-occurring disorders, also referred to as dual diagnosis, have both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. These people require an integrated treatment plan that targets both illnesses at once. Mental illness can be classified as anything from minor cases of depression to severe impairments such as schizophrenia and PTSD. Of the 23 million Americans struggling with addiction, nearly 14 million also suffer from some form of mental illness, either stemming from or leading to substance abuse.


Crisis Services - 24 Hour Crisis Lines

Klinic Crisis Line - (204) 786-8686  or 1-888-322-3019  or  TTY (204) 784-4097

Manitoba Suicide Line - "Reason to Live"  1-877-435-7170 (1-877-HELP170)

Kids Help Phone (national line available to Manitoba Youth) 1-800-668-6868

Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line (204) 786-8631 or 1-888-292-7565 or TTY (204) 784-4097

Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services Phone line open 10 am to 9 pm - 1-866-367-3276 - online counselling


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Government of Manitoba - 1-877-977-0007 if you are not in immediate danger, but require information or assistance.


Health & Fitness

Manitoba in Motion - In motion is a provincial strategy to help all Manitobans make physical activity part of their daily lives for health and enjoyment.

Health Canada - Healthy Living


Mediation Services

Family Conciliation Services

Family Mediation Manitoba

Mediation - Government of Manitoba

Mediation Services Winnipeg


Pain Management

Chronic Pain Therapists in Manitoba

Winnipeg Regional Health - Chronic Pain Services


Parenting Resources

Healthy Child Manitoba - Government of Manitoba - 1-877-945-4777

Triple P - The Positive Parenting Program - Government of Manitoba


Quit Smoking Resources

Manitoba Quits - 1-888-566-5864


Video Resources

Hit the Pause Button - Learning to Breathe Throughout the Day
The Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society presents information on noticing and handling stress responses from speakers at IVECCS 2016.

Burn out and compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine - Dr. Justine Lee
Can veterinarians have work-life balance? With the prevalence of burn out, compassion fatigue and suicide in veterinary medicine, it's important to maintain perspective and aim for work-life balance.

Wellness, Self-care, and Suicide in Vet Med Part 1: Beginning the Conversation with Lisa Peters
Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society Wellness Series Part 1 of a 3 part series: Beginning the Conversation.

Wellness, Self-care, and Suicide in Vet Med Part 2: Closer Look at Mental Health

VECCS Wellness Series Part 3 of a 3 part series: Tips for Maintaining Mental Health

















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