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What is the Getting Better My Way tool?

Getting Better My Way is a self-management support tool that brings together a variety of strategies, divided into five categories that correspond to the dimensions of recovery.

What tools are currently available?

In addition to the online tool, which is the most recent version, it is always possible to download a dynamic PDF version (to be filled on screen on your computer) or to order hard copies.

The video above describes the differences between the most up-to-date paper version (version 3) and the previous one (version 2).

What is Self-management?

Self-management is taking control of your recovery through the little things you can do to get better.

Much like for physical health, each action counts to improve your mental health. To feel better on a daily basis, it’s useful to plan, prioritize and schedule actions or activities that make you feel good. There isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” recipe for recovery. Each person can find their own ways to get better.

Who is behind the Getting Better My Way tool?

The self-management support tool Getting Better My Way was developed by a committee of experts including people with mental health difficulties who had been trained as peer helpers, clinicians from institutional and community settings, managers and researchers. The committee was based on the results of a study of 50 people recovering from anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder (research project Je vais mieux! conducted by the Laboratoire Vitalité of the Université du Québec à Montréal). For more information, visit the presentation page of the tool on the Centre Axel website (in French) or consult the complete list of members of the development team (in French).

Special thanks to Fanel Benjamin, Angela Gabo, Jérémie Latreille, Stephanie Radziszewski and Kadia Saint-Onge for the explanatory capsules of the website. Thanks also to Tabasko Design+Impressionfor the graphic design and to Agence Web Lounge for the programming and the good ideas.

Press Review

Since the launch of the Getting better My Way website during Digital Mental Health Week, November 11-17, 2019 (and even earlier!), there have been various media mentions of the tool:

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