Healthy Minds

Moving to a new country can be very hard. It is very normal to feel lonely, sad, or nervous. In British Columbia, there are many people who can help you, even in your own language. The Emotional Wellbeing Wheel that was developed by AMSSA to remind us to balance our daily activities can be accessed by Clicking here.

Click on the links below to find information about things you can do to feel better or ways you can get help.

Abuse of Older Adults Information to help older adults who are being abused. It includes recognizing different forms of abuse, how to respond to the abused, safety for older adults, resources, and prevention tips.

BCACC The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors is the professional association that represents Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) in BC. The BCACC website provides tools and resources on how to find a counsellor.

BCPA The BC Psychological Association represents psychologists in BC. You will find information on choosing a psychologists, brochures and fact sheets as well as a directory of registered psychologists.

Canadian Mental Health Association Here you can find fact sheets, quizzes multilingual brochures and much more. If you would like to speak to someone, you can call their information line 24 hours a day and speak to a trained volunteer.

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health The Multilingual Resources section has been created to provide information on mental health and addiction to people for whom English is not a first language and professionals who work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Here to Help BC A site where you can learn how to prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems and find information in several languages.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre working to link children, youth and their families with appropriate resources in all areas of mental health and addictions. In addition, they also serve the resource needs of adults with an eating disorder. Information is available in English, French, Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Farsi, Korean and Punjabi. A Healthy Living Toolkit for families who have a child or youth with mental health challenges is availalbe in English and French. The “Families, Together: Supporting the Mental Well-being of Children and Youth” video is available in English with subtitles in French, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Korean and Punjabi. This website was created to assist young people to identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and to link them to sources of help.

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre This site provides resources to improve the delivery of mental health services to Canada’s diverse population. You can find fact sheets in multiple languages in this database.

Teens and Depression This booklet gives you information on what depression is and how to deal with it, as well as worksheets to help teens deal with depression on their own.

Theravive Theravive is a network of licensed and professional clinical counselors, therapists, and psychologists. This website provides information, resources, and a directory of local therapists for the US and Canada. 

Vancouver Community Mental Health Information on mental health services for people living in and around Vancouver, including programs for children, adults, and older adults.

Youth in BC You can find help and learn more about and cope with bullying and harassment, stress, suicidal feelings, sexuality, sexual exploitation, and mental health.