Health Promotion and Wellness

Mental Health Promotion

Mental Health Promotion is about creating environments that promote and sustain positive mental health for everyone.

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Smoking, Vaping Control & Cessation

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Non-communicable Disease Prevention

Non-communicable Disease Prevention

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Healthy eating may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

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Active Living

Physical activity increases energy levels, helps us handle stress better and strengthens the heart & lungs

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Healthy Sexuality

Making wise and informed choices are all vital to staying sexually healthy throughout your life.

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Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools Initiative in Manitoba promotes the health and wellness of students, their families, school staff, and communities.

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The Health Promotion and Wellness Branch provides health promotion, wellness and chronic disease prevention leadership at a population level within and outside the health sector.

  • Health promotion is addressed using evidence-informed approaches through programs and strategic partnerships. This is undertaken for the purpose of creating environments that support all Manitobans to make healthier choices to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
  • Mental health promotion is addressed by incorporating actions that promote mental well-being for the whole population, preventing mental health problems or illnesses and supporting recovery for people living with a mental illness.

Key functions:

  • Collaborate with organizations across sectors and other government departments to build supportive environments that promote the prevention of disease and improve overall wellness.
  • Engage with communities to build relationships, gain and share knowledge.
  • Support and strengthen community capacity, with special attention to those most negatively impacted by health inequities.
  • Collaborate with partners to enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors to support the development and maintenance of mentally healthy individuals and communities.
  • Develop and monitor policies through key policy streams to improve population health outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the department of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery further supporting health promotion and wellness needs in Manitoba.

 Program streams include:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Harm Reduction
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Active Living
  • Smoking and Vaping Control and Cessation
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Healthy Schools
  • Non-communicable Disease (also known as Chronic Disease) Prevention

 Mental Health and Community Wellness
 Health Promotion and Wellness Branch

 4th floor, 300 Carlton Street
 Winnipeg MB R3M 3M9