Mental Health Links

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There are numerous trusted mental health services and resources that can help you, or will be of interest to referring agencies and providers.  We have compiled some of the best. 

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Mental health resources for the public

Anxiety BC
Effective strategies to address your anxiety.
https://www.anxietycanada.com

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
Non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Website includes a number of downloadable links on facts about suicide, warning sides, resiliency factors, and support resources for survivors.
https://www.suicideprevention.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association
Innovative programs to support people who are experiencing mental illness and their families.
https://cmha.ca

Check Up From the Neck Up
A quick mental health check-up to identify symptoms of common mood disorders.
http://checkupfromtheneckup.ca

Crisis Centre BC
Non-profit, volunteer organization that helps those dealing with a crisis. Available 24/7.
https://crisiscentre.bc.ca

Crisis Lines BC
Crisis Lines BC (CLABC) provides emotional support, crisis, and suicide assessment/intervention and resource information to the community.
https://www.crisislines.bc.ca

Here to Help
Screening tests, fact sheets, and interactive tool kits for individuals with mental health issues and their families.
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Resources, tools and training programs to improve the mental health and well-being of all people living in Canada.
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/resources

Mind Check
Mental health information, resources, and support for young adults.
https://foundrybc.ca

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
Non-profit organization that provides treatment, support, and education for those living with mood disorders.
http://www.mdabc.net


Mental health resources for the counselling professional

Battered Women's Support Services
Information on support groups and other services for women who have been abuse in their relationships. BWSS operates from a feminist perspective.
https://www.bwss.org/

B.C. Ministry for Children and Families
Site offers information on a range of programs and services to children, youth, parents, families, people with special needs, and those fighting addictions.
https://mcfd.gov.bc.ca/reporting/services

B.C. Psychological Association
The site provides information for both the public and professionals. There is a calendar of events with presentations which are accessible to psychologists and other counselling professionals.
https://www.psychologists.bc.ca/

BCACC
This is the new British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors web site. This site will be an excellent resource for B.C. Registered Clinical Counsellors who wish to remain up to date on association issues. The web site now has a Professional Standards and Guidelines section which includes a number of useful documents for RCCs and the public. It also, like this site, will be listing professional development courses and information.
https://bc-counsellors.org/

BCASVACP
This is the website for the BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs. Since 1992, the Association has been a provincial voice for survivors of violence and the community-based services that support them.
https://endingviolence.org/

BCASW
This is the new website for the BC Association of Social Workers. This site is an excellent resource for Registered Social Workers who wish to remain up to date on association issues. There is information about upcoming events, and you can view "Perspectives" on line. In addition, that Code of Ethics and practice standards of BCASW are posted.
https://www.bcasw.org/

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (BC Chapter)
The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association's B.C. Chapter established this web site to provide members with current information on the Chapter's activities and service, and to facilitate communication among its members.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The CMHA focuses on combating mental health problems and emotional disorders. It provides information, educations and advocacy. It also collaborates with other organizations in conducting research.
https://cmha.ca/

College of Psychologists of British Columbia
The regulatory body of psychologists of BC.
https://collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca/

Justice Institute of British Columbia
The Justice Institute maintains a very wide range of respected training programs for counselling professionals. A visit to the site provides you with most of the information that you would need about their programs. Although you cannot yet register for courses online, there is a registration form which you can print.
https://www.jibc.ca/

National Eating Disorder Information Centre
A Canadian, non-profit organization established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. Their goal is to promote healthy lifestyles that allow people to be fully engaged in their lives.
https://nedic.ca/

National Sleep Foundation
This website is an excellent resource for counselling professionals. It contains information on sleep research, "Sleep Hygiene" information, and other useful pdf files.
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Resources, tools and training programs to improve the mental health and well-being of all people living in Canada.
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/resources

Mental health resources for workplace advisors

The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada: A Research Report (2007-2017)
This free report examines the evolution of Canadian mental health workplace policies and strategies over the last decade. https://www.hrpa.ca/Documents/Public/Thought-Leadership/The-Evolution-of-Workplace-Mental-Health-in-Canada.pdf

Guarding Minds @ Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Safety and Health
Employee surveys, organizational audits, and evidence-based strategies to help employers improve work environment factors that impact the psychological health of employees.
https://www.guardingmindsatwork.ca

Mental Health Commission of Canada: A Leadership Framework for Advancing Workplace Mental Health
This website presents the business case for creating a mentally healthy workplace.
http://www.mhccleadership.ca

Mental Health Works
Workplace mental health resources including information for employees on talking to your employer, talking to co-workers, workplace accommodations, employee rights and responsibilities, legal concerns, and employment supports.
http://www.mentalhealthworks.ca

The Mindful Employer
A non-profit that recognizes employers, union reps, and managers across Canada striving to support employees with mental health issues.
https://www.mindfulemployer.ca

National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
The first of its kind in the world, the National Standard is a set of voluntary guidelines, tools and resources intended to provide organizations with a tangible framework to follow in their journey to create a more psychologically safe work environment.
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/what-we-do/workplace

Not Myself Today
An evidence-based solution to help employers transform mental health at work. Not Myself Today helps organizations increase awareness, reduce stigma, and instil safe and supportive cultures.
http://www.notmyselftoday.ca

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation that works with businesses to ensure that employees and their families living with mental illness and substance abuse receive effective care. The website includes information on a range of practical employer practices in the area of workplace mental health, by type of program (e.g., awards and recognition; disability/case management; disease management; health plans; wellness).
http://www.workplacementalhealth.org

Roundtable for Workplace Mental Health
The Business Roundtable for Workplace Mental Health is a network of Canadians who believe that mentally healthy workplaces increase productivity, reduce employer costs and reduce human suffering due to mental illnesses
http://www.workplacementalhealthroundtable.com

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
A website of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace that provides free information, tools and resources to employers and organizations.
https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com