About the PEI Alliance for
Mental Well-Being

About the PEI Alliance for
Mental Well-Being

Prince Edward Island has a wealth of community initiatives, organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives and mental well-being of Islanders. There are Islanders from tip to tip working to support one another.

At the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, we align, coordinate and support those riches so they have maximum impact. We are a community focused partnership, addressing all aspects of Island life. We foster connections, the sharing of best practices and the spread of successful programs and services across the Island. We provide grants to organizations and initiatives that are focused on helping individuals, families and communities build their mental well-being resiliency.

“Fostering collaboration and innovation through shared leadership, networking, capacity building and
direct investments”

Prince Edward Island has a wealth of community initiatives, organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives and mental well-being of Islanders. There are Islanders from tip to tip working to support one another.

At the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, we align, coordinate and support those riches so they have maximum impact. We are a community focused partnership, addressing all aspects of Island life. We foster connections, the sharing of best practices and the spread of successful programs and services across the Island. We provide grants to organizations and initiatives that are focused on helping individuals, families and communities build their mental well-being resiliency.

“Fostering collaboration and innovation through shared leadership, networking, capacity building and
direct investments”

Our Goal is Huge
Yet Simple

To ensure all people living in PEI have an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain the best possible mental well-being throughout their lifetime.

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 a multi-million dollar 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.