Indigenous Mental Health Interest Group - Resources

On this page, we will provide links to resources that you may find helpful for learning more about Indigenous mental health.

These resources are for practitioners, researchers and students alike and stem from some of the Indigenous Mental Health Interest Group members projects and interests.

This website will be continuously updated and please feel free to reach out the IMHIG coordinator, Caroline Wells if there is a resource you would like to see on this site.


Existing compilation of resources:

Several committees and organisations provide great resources to know more about Indigenous Peoples and existing mental health initiatives.

You can check out:

  • McGill Indigenous Initiatives here
  • McGill Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative here
  • Multicultural Mental Health Resource centre here


Courses and learning opportunities:

  • McGill Indigenous Studies program here
  • Indigenous Canada, MOOC by the University of Alberta here


Videos, webinars and podcasts:

Youth mental health resources

ACCESS Open Minds

  • Eskasoni First Nation Improving youth mental health Part 1; Part 2Part 3. 
  • Talking to Youth Workers here
  • Talking to families and youth here
  • Integrated Youth services here
  • COVID-19: Indigenous Innovations in Youth Mental Health here


Health and related topics

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong program


Other resources


To know more about Indigenous Peoples

In Canada

  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015): Calls to Action here
  • Chelsea Vowel (2016). Indigenous writes: a guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues in Canada. Book available here
  • 35 books to read for National Indigenous History Month here



  • United Nations (2008): Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples here
  • Native-Land website here
  • Amnesty International: Indigenous Peoples (website) here
  • Survival International (website) here
  • The Archive of Healing database combining 200 years and  7 continents of healing methods here
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