Mental Health Resources for Everyone
The Kelty Mental Health Centre assists families with accessing and navigating the mental health system in BC. For back to school, Kelty Mental Health is providing events, webinars, and blog posts intended for parents with children and youth returning to school. All resources can be accessed online.
Dealing with Depression (DWD) is a website that lists effective treatments and self help skills to deal with depression. This website and its examples are intended for teens with depressed mood, concerned adults who want to help a depressed teen and other teens who want to help a friend or family member. Learn more here.
Wellbeing.gov.bc.ca is a website developed by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to help people in B.C. connect with free and low-cost mental health and substance use information and resources. There are specialized resources available for youth, survivors of residential schools, and overdose prevention.
The North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society is a community based organization that offers various counselling and support services in Mount Waddington Regional District and central coast. Refer to their website for a list of local resources and crisis support. There are also three crisis phone numbers listed on the first page of their website.
Togetherall is a safe, online community based in Canada where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and well being. It is free to all post secondary students, those aged 16-29 in Nova Scotia and those aged 16+ in Alberta. You can register for an account on their website. The website also has a section to direct you to immediate crisis support resources.
Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE) is a collection of school-based, anxiety management and resilience-building resources for use by educators with B.C. students in grades K-7. EASE helps educators teach students strategies to address the thoughts, feelings and behaviours associated with anxiety and offers helpful tip for parents. For more information, check the website here.
NoStigmas is a place to connect with like minded individuals about mental health and their own experiences. You can get involved as a NoStigmas Ally and learn about self care, peer support and advocacy. The training is offered as a free online course or in person. Find their website here.
MindYourMind is a website that focuses on mental health and wellness for young people aged 14-29. You can read from a blog written by young people for young people, find wellness tool kits or information about illnesses. Check out their website here.
This resource outlines the risks of alcoholism within the LGBTQ+ community and provides treatment resource suggestions. Learn more on their website.
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia provides a province-wide toll-free number connecting callers to a B.C. crisis line without a wait or busy signal. They offer emotional support, information on referral options, and more. Learn more in here.
Decolonizing Therapy is a resource database created for the BIPOC community. The website is focused on self-care and mental health, and provides links to podcasts, articles, and social media accounts that are related to mental health topics. The links are accessible to everyone on the Decolonizing Therapy website.
The Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC) hosts Peer Support Groups. They are a safe place to share your story, your struggles and accomplishments, and to listen to others as they share similar concerns. They are free of charge, require no registration and currently meet online. To find the list of various groups available and the schedule, check here.
This is a free, online resource for students, parents and educators to support social and emotional well being by promoting positive and caring relationships. There are different topics that you look for on their page and the strategies and tips associated with it. For more information, click here.
CalmClinic is an educational website dedicated to anxiety and mental health. You can find guides on anxiety, symptoms, treatments and advice. All resources have been reviewed and analyzed by professionals in psychology and healthcare fields. Find their website here.
NEED2 is a suicide prevention education and support organization. Their website has educational information about warning signs and risks factors of suicide as well as links and resources. Find their website here.
Mental Health Coalition (MHC) is a group of leading mental health organizations, brands and individuals who have joined to end stigma surrounding mental health. The website has a resource library available for you to learn about mental health, help a loved one, learn coping skills and support skills.
Be Safe is an evidence-informed safety planning and service navigation app developed in partnership with youth. The app is designed to connect users with the right resources in a time of crisis, help youth develop a safety plan before they are in crisis, and educate youth about how to be safe in a crisis, what to expect when calling a crisis line, and their rights as a patient when seeking support. The application is available for both Apple and Android devices.
The Safe Place App is a mental health app aimed at helping and educating the Black community. The app provides information about a wide range of mental health topics, including information that is specific to the Black community. The app is accessible to anyone and can be downloaded through Google Play online. Learn more here.
Learning through Loss is a grief support group for youth in need by providing them with education resources and resources and strategies relating to grief and overall well being. For more information, check out the website here.