Mental Health Resources

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Self-Screening Measures

Here to Help

A comprehensive website that includes a comprehensive range of screening self-tests, fact sheets, and interactive tool kits for individuals with mental health issues and their families. Resources exist on a range of areas, including: Abuse; Alcohol & Substance Use; Anxiety Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Bipolar Disorder; Depression; and Eating Disorders.
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca

Mind Check

An organization designed to help youth and young adults in British Columbia check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support. Support includes education, self-care tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources.
https://foundrybc.ca

Check Up From the Neck Up

Quick on-line, private, mental health check-up to identify some symptoms of common mood disorders to get help if you need it. This site offers information about mood disorders and resources to help individuals, their family members, or friends.
http://checkupfromtheneckup.ca


General Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides a range of innovative services and programs to support people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services can help people with mental illness develop the personal resilience needed to lead meaningful and productive lives.
https://cmha.ca

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) offers a host of resources, tools and training programs aimed at increasing mental health literacy and improving the mental health and well-being of all people living in Canada.
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/resources

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)

A Canadian 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

Bounce Back

Bounce Back® teaches effective skills to help adults overcome early symptoms of depression, and improve their mental health. Participants can learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive.
https://cmha.bc.ca/programs-services/bounce-back/

Bounce Back Online

An independent, self-help website that the public can sign up for. It includes the video chapters, e-books and learning modules to guide users through the materials.
http://www.bouncebackonline.ca

MoodGYM

MoodGYM is an interactive web program that teaches the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) – an evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety that demonstrates the relationship between thoughts and emotions. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook, and feedback assessment.
https://moodgym.com.au

Kelty's Key

Kelty's Key is a free and confidential online cognitive behavioral therapy service that can provide you with the support you need to feel better.
https://www.keltyskey.com


British Columbia Specific Mental Health Resources

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia

The Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia (MDABC) is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, and education for those living with mood disorders.
http://www.mdabc.net

Anxiety BC

The purpose of this website is to inform you of the features of the various ways excess anxiety can express itself and also to provide you with effective strategies to begin to address your anxiety.
https://www.anxietycanada.com

Crisis Centre BC

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that helps those dealing with a crisis. Open 24/7, it is a safe place to turn during a crisis, as it is operated by 450+ frontline volunteers and a small team of professionals who support and empower those in need.
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. CLABC members respond to over 150,000 calls annually, addressing concerns including homelessness, mental health and substance use, abuse, and suicide.
https://www.crisislines.bc.ca


Workplace Mental Health Resources

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 guide organizations in promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work. The Standard was commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada who worked collaboratively with the BNQ (Bureau de normalisation du Quebec) and the CSA Group. The development was partially funded by the Government of Canada and various corporate investors. The Standard provides 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

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health is 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 who recognize the importance of a psychologically healthy workplace and/or are looking to make improvements. Among the resources is a book that chronicles the changes around psychological wellness in the work environment. A free copy of this book is available here.
https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com

Guarding Minds @ Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Safety and Health

A comprehensive set of web-based resources that can help employers assess for and target psychosocial risk factors in the workplace. Includes written resources on the business, health and legal case for addressing psychological health in the workplace. Website includes employee surveys, organizational audits, as well as evidence-based action strategies/worksheets that can help employers develop a targeted strategy to assess for and respond to work environment factors that impact the psychological health of employees.
https://www.guardingmindsatwork.ca

Mental Health Works

A number of workplace mental health resources are available, 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

Mindful Employer Canada is a non-profit that recognizes employers, union reps, and managers across Canada striving to support employees with mental health issues. It allows employers to demonstrate their commitment to employee and workplace mental health.
https://www.mindfulemployer.ca

Not Myself Today

Not Myself Today is an evidence-based, solution to help employers transform mental health at work. It helps organizations increase greater awareness, reduce stigma, and instil safe and supportive cultures.
http://www.notmyselftoday.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. Included in this website are tools and information that can be passed on to leaders in organizations to work toward implementation of strategies to create mentally healthy Canadian workplaces.
http://www.mhccleadership.ca

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

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health

The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation, a subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association. The Partnership works with businesses to ensure that employees and their families living with mental illness, including substance use disorders, 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

The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada: A Research Report (2007-2017)

The report (available here free of charge) was commissioned by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace to support research at the University of Fredericton, and also financially supported by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The report examines the evolution of Canadian mental health workplace policies and strategies over the last decade.


Other Websites of Interest

#SickNotWeak

Created by Michael Landsberg, a TSN host who has been very open and public about his struggles with depression.
https://www.sicknotweak.com

HeadsUpGuys

Did you know that the suicide rate among men is ~3x higher than among women? This is a a sad and preventable consequence of men trying to bear the burden of battling depression alone. HeadsUpGuys is a website specifically focused on men's mental health, with tips and tools for managing and preventing depression.
https://headsupguys.org