impacts mental health.

The Issue: Mental Health

Mental Health has been an ongoing concern for Waterloo Region residents since before the pandemic, with 18% reporting fair or poor mental health.

United Way WRC funded organizations have made it clear – mental health issues for their clients are more complex, and wait times have increased. Poorer mental health outcomes are more likely, including stress related to work or income loss, concerns over family well-being and experiences of anxiety and depression. Together, we can help each other take care of our mental health to build a stronger community.

Basic Needs

Funded Agencies

Below are the Agencies we fund across Waterloo Region who are working every day to help people improve their mental health.

Mental Health

How you can help

You can help people, young and old, improve coping skills, increase self-esteem and set meaningful goals for the future. Your gift will be directed to programs and services that provide mental health supports, emergency support in times of distress, and help build resiliency. 

 Give directly to our Mental Health Fund or to our Community Fund to support our entire network of Agencies (helping people meet basic needs, improve mental health, & reduce social isolation).

Mental Health Fund

Help people improve their mental health through services like therapeutic counselling, harm reduction, mentorship services and more!

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Community Fund

Give to our Community Fund so your dollars will be directed to where they are needed most.

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