Mental Health and Wellness
In this section you will find a variety of tools developed to help you or a loved one cope with a mental illness such as anxiety, a brain injury and much more. Below is a listing of these tools. Please click on them to find one that is most helpful to you.
Here to Help-Supporting a Friend or Family Member with a Mental Illness
Research confirms that support from family and friends is a key part of helping someone who is going through a mental illness. This support provides a network of practical and emotional help. This resource offers a number of major ways that family and friends can help in someone`s journey of recovery from a mental illness.
You’re Not Alone Guidebook
Military Family Services has produced a guidebook that provides basic information and highlights mental health programs and services that are locally available to military families in most military communities and those that are accessible on a national level. The mental health and social wellness guidebook, entitled “You’re Not Alone” includes an overview of (approximately 50) programs and services currently available to military families.
Taking Care: Child and Youth Mental Health
The Province of British Columbia launched a Child and Youth Mental Health Plan to address the critical issues of Mental Health in children in Youth. This website contains documentaries, treatment options, coping strategies for parents and many more resources for anyone dealing with Mental Health illnesses.
Collaborative Mental Health Centre
This website contains a variety of toolkits for both professionals and families of children and youth with mental health challenges. You will find screening tools, tools for anxiety, autism, behaviour problems, mood disorders, trauma, and much more.
‘in the know’
‘in the know’ is a monthly networking and information sharing session that provides a topic expert on what parent/caregivers really want to know about supporting their children who may have mental health concerns. Sessions are provided as a webinar through home internet and group webinar viewings are available in participating communities. See the website for the current webinar. Click here for a library of past archives of ‘in the know’ webinars.