About the PEI Alliance for
Mental Well-Being

About the PEI Alliance for
Mental Well-Being

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being is an independent, incorporated not-for-profit organization. It was created in 2021 as a response to community-informed recommendations to enhance resilience and make upstream investment a priority.

The Alliance aims to ensure all people living in Prince Edward Island have an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain the best possible mental well-being throughout their lifetime.

The Alliance relies on the science of resilience and uses evidence-based research to guide its work across the province. This includes creating connections and facilitating conversations to break down silos and encourage the sharing of best practices and successful programming and initiatives.

“Creating connections and facilitating conversations to break down silos and encourage the sharing of best practices and successful programming and initiatives”

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being is an independent, incorporated not-for-profit organization. It was created in 2021 as a response to community-informed recommendations to enhance resilience and make upstream investment a priority.

The Alliance aims to ensure all people living in Prince Edward Island have an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain the best possible mental well-being throughout their lifetime.

The Alliance relies on the science of resilience and uses evidence-based research to guide its work across the province. This includes creating connections and facilitating conversations to break down silos and encourage the sharing of best practices and successful programming and initiatives.

“Creating connections and facilitating conversations to break down silos and encourage the sharing of best practices and successful programming and initiatives”

About our Approach

Mental well-being is how we respond to life’s ups and downs. It is how we manage in various areas of our lives— relationships, at work, at play and in our communities—despite the challenges and adversity that come our way.

There are countless types of organizations and activities here on PEI that help Islanders, at all stages of their lives, build the resilience necessary for positive mental well-being. Some of these are obvious; for instance, the Canadian Mental Health Association and its important community based programs. However, mental well-being, while not their primary focus, is also supported by businesses, sports organizations, nature activities, the arts and recreational programming.

We work with these existing and new stakeholders, from tip to tip, to coordinate and leverage their collective efforts to create a more robust approach to mental well-being in the province.

For example, if a particular program is working in Morell, perhaps it would work well in Tyne Valley, too. If an organization has developed a surefire way to engage its clients in mental well-being activities, others may want to use this best practice.  We see the power in connecting potential partners for greater impact. 

We support these stakeholders directly through our grant program which provides funding for the development and implementation of activities and programs aimed at one or more of these areas of focus: strengthening core life skills, supporting responsive relationships, and reducing the sources and buildup of toxic stress. 

Overall, we spark and nurture conversations about mental well-being among Islanders.

Grant Recipient Project Highlights