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Where can I go for general information about mental health?
Kelty Resource Center
is the provincial resource centre which provides children, youth, parents and families with appropriate information, options for support and treatment in BC in all areas of mental health and substance use. The centre also offers peer support to parents, youth and people of all ages struggling with eating disorders through email, phone or drop in.
for Kids' Mental Health (Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality) is a provincial organization that provides families with an opportunity to speak with other families who understand and may be able to offer support or advice on what has worked for them.
Please see the Following Links for Additional Information:
The Child and Youth Mental Health website
of the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) British Columbia. If you need help, this website also has a number of resources including
a list of the MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health offices
Children's Mental Health Ontario
represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. This is also a great resource for BC parents.
is a non-profit initiative of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO and provides anonymous, confidential and trustworthy information.
Canadian Mental Health Association
(CMHA), BC Division exists to promote the mental health of British Columbians and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Children's Mental Health Research Quarterly
is an electronic publication prepared for Child and Youth Mental Health Services with British Columbia's Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Teen Mental Health
is a project of the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, a partnership between Sun Life Financial, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre with the vision to improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.
Early Warning Signs about Children's Mental Illness Not Evident to Many Canadian Parents
, a report of a 2011 survey of interest to parents.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends, produced by
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a collection of
with experts in children's mental health to offer families practical advice on fostering positive emotional development in their children.
The Offord Centre for Child Studies
has developed a series of handouts for parents on eight of the most common child and youth mental health problems. They are available in 9 languages.
is 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.
Confident Parents Thriving Kids
is an effective, accessible educational service for families of children with mild to moderate behaviour problems (ages 3 to 12) offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division. Strongest Families is delivered to parents and/or caregivers via telephone in the comfort and privacy of their own homes at times that are best for the family, and at no cost. Trained coaches give weekly guidance and telephone support to families as they work their way through the program. Coaches and parents work together to solve problems as parents apply new skills in their daily lives.
parent handouts available online in 5 languages Available in English, Korean, Punjabi, simplified Chinese and Spanish, these
give strategies for a mother to build a healthy relationship with her baby or toddler. The focus is on mothers who are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and other challenging life circumstances.
Resources for specific mental health disorders
Anxiety BC- Parent Info
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
C.H.A.D.D. Vancouver Chapter
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada
ADHD and you
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Society of British Columbia
Autism Community Training BC
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and related Disorders
Autism Speaks Canada
Mood Disorders Association of BC
Mood Disorders Association of BC
Looking Glass BC
Kelty Mental Health - Eating Disorders
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction
Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC)
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
Board of Directors
Diagnosis Verification Form
Disability Tax Credits
HPV Vaccine Coverage for All Boys
Sip Smart! BC™
Social Relationships and Friendships
CME & Education
British Columbia Pediatric Society
Room 2D23F, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
604.875.3101 phone 604.875.2890 fax