Mental Health Resources for Landlords

Mental Health Resources for Landlords

Mental Health Resources for Landlords

  • Posted by Member Services
  • On June 27, 2022

Often, landlords, building managers, and property managers are required to navigate sensitive situations involving their tenants, and mental health and addiction, can at times, be a mitigating factor. The Canadian Mental Health Association reports that 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness in their lifetime and while many of these experiences and health concerns are properly addressed by health professionals, at times more serious mental health concerns can spill over and impact the tenant/landlord relationship.

As part of our work to ensure that landlords have access to the tools and resources needed to properly operate their rental business, we have compiled the below list of links and resources. We encourage everyone to utilize these valuable tools when addressing tenancies issues where mental illness and poor mental health are a factor.

Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatchewan Division

CMHA offers a wide variety of programs and services for those struggling with mental health. Whether it be anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, or anything else you can think of, this website is home to countless supports.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan Division has set up phone lines to support those who may be struggling in these changing times:

  • Provincial Line: 306-421-1871
  • Provincial Youth Line: 306-730-5900

Saskatchewan Support

  • HealthLine 811 – Mental health and addictions service continues to be available, providing 24/7 crisis support, advice to help manage a caller’s situation, information and connection to community resources.
  • Wellness Together Canada – Connects people to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, and also offers credible information and help to address mental health and substance use issues.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plans – your employer or workplace might have a plan that you can access for short-term in person, phone, or virtual counselling services.
  • Mobile Crisis Centres are located across Saskatchewan and operate 24/7.
    • (Central Saskatchewan) West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre – Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. (After Hours: 306-933-6200)
    • (North Saskatchewan) Piwapan Women’s Centre – Crisis Line – 24/7 Hours
    • Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit – Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 24 hours
    • Regina Mobile Crisis Services – Mobile Crisis Hotline – 24/7 Hours
    • Saskatoon Mobile Crisis – 24/7 Hours
    • South West Saskatchewan) Southwest Crisis Services – 24/7 Hours
  • Kids Help Phone – Offers professional counselling, information and referrals. Phone (1-800-668-6868), text (686868) or chat online. It’s confidential, free and available 24/7.
  • Farm Stress Line – Provides support for farmers and ranchers and is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To get help, call 1-800-667-4442.
  • TAO Tel-Aide Francophone Helpline in Saskatchewan – Provides free, 24/7 mental health services to French speakers. To get help, call 1-800-567-9699.
  • Breaking Free Online – This evidence-based resource for substance use recovery and support is available online as well as a companion app.
  • National Overdose Response Service – 1-888-688-NORS (6677)
    This toll-free, 24-hour hotline aims to prevent deadly overdoses by connecting people who are alone and using drugs with peer volunteers who can call for help if it’s needed.
  • Hope for Wellness – The Hope for Wellness Line has experienced counsellors to talk or help you find supports near you. This line is for Indigenous people, and counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway or Inuktitut.
  • National Suicide Prevention Line – 1-833-456-4566
  • Other provincial crisis supports in Saskatchewan
  • Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Online-CBT) – Provincially funded service for Saskatchewan residents who are experiencing mental health difficulties, including depression and anxiety.  Trained therapists support participants as they complete five online modules over an eight week period.  This service is led by the Online Therapy Unit at the University of Regina, and is delivered for free for Saskatchewan residents in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
  • Be SaskWell – A text-based mental health and wellness service for COVID-19 created by University of Saskatchewan researchers. Sign up by text: Text JOIN to 759355

Mental Health Tips

Take a breath. It is ok to take a minute or two just to slow down and breathe. Sometimes there are stressful situations in this line of work and you may think you do not know what to do. There are a lot of supports available. It is ok to use these supports.

  • Find a connection. Meet and talk with somebody face-to-face. Even call our office at (306) 653-7149.
  • Do something active. Go for a walk, whether that be outside or just around your office.
  • Find something you enjoy doing and make time for it. Maybe this evening you will read a book, listen to music or a podcast, work out, or take a bath. Do something to take your mind off the stresses of the day.
  • Don’t forget to sleep. Try and let your brain and body rest and reset.
  • It is ok to feel stressed and overwhlemed. Learn how you can cope with these feelings and do not be afraid to reach out.