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First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

February 23, 2022

First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework is an integrated, holistic model developed by indigenous groups as a national framework that addresses mental wellness among First Nations in Canada. It identifies ways to enhance service coordination among various systems and supports culturally safe delivery of services. Mental wellness is supported by culture, language, Elders, families and creation and is necessary for healthy individual, community and family life.

The FNMWC Framework was developed through collaboration between the Assembly of First Nations, Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, the Native Mental Health Association, and other community mental health leaders