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Theresa M. Grech, MC, CCC, CPRP

TMG Counselling Group

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Mental Health and Support Care Links

The following links are listed to provide you with online information in the areas of Mental Health, Education, Family Resources, Suicide Awareness, Autism Services, Aboriginal Services, Advocacy, Self-Advocates, LGBTQ/2S, and Substance Use.

Youth, Young Adults, and Families – Resources

http://www.thekeltyfoundation.org/about_partners.php – Kelty Foundation Resources – For Children, Youth and Families in BC


http://www.anxietybc.com/ – Anxiety BC


http://www.bcchildrens.ca/our-services/mental-health-services - BCCH Mental Health

http://odinbooks.com/ – Odin Books

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/ - Health Information Services that include: Health Navigators, Nurses, Dieticians, Exercise Professionals, and Pharmacists. Call 811


http://www.ncld.org/ – National Centre for Learning Disabilities


http://www.inclusionbc.org/about-us – Inclusion BC


https://www.nsdrc.org - North Shore Disability Resource Centre


https://www.mosaicbc.org - Serving Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Communities


https://neufeldinstitute.org/resources/ – Neufeld Institute: Resources/Videos/Books


Mental Health Resources / Programs

http://www.vch.ca/Locations-Services/result?res_id=1289 - Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services (DDMHS)


http://www.earlypsychosis.ca – BC Early Psychosis Intervention Program


http://www.bcchildrens.ca/Services/ChildYouthMentalHlth/default.htm – BCCH Child and Youth Mental Health Programs

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/find-services-near-you – Child and Youth Mental Health Offices in BC


https://kidshelpphone.ca – Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

http://psychiatry.ubc.ca/programs/developmental-disorders/members/ – University of British Columbia, Developmental Disorders Program

http://www.mdabc.net – Mood Disorders Association of BC


https://www.cmha.bc.ca – Canadian Mental Health Association

http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/screening/online/ – Depression, Anxiety, and Risky Drinking Screening


http://psymed.info/ – Mental Health Online Screening

http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/changes%20from%20dsm-iv-tr%20to%20dsm-5.pdf – DSM5 Implementation and Support


http://bcadhd.com/2014map/ – BC ADHD

http://crisiscentre.bc.ca/ – Crisis Centre for Youth, Adults and Senior

Suicide Awareness Hotlines and Resources


http://keltymentalhealth.ca/navigation/vancouver-coastal-health-cart-child-adolescent-response-team - CART - Child and Adolescent Response Team - Short-term mental health service to children and youth aged 5-18 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region who are experiencing acute mental health crises.


http://crisiscentre.bc.ca/ – Youth Chat/ Crisis Chat: Youth, Adults, Senior’s Crisis line http://need2.ca/ – Suicide Prevention, Education, and Support


https://www.bccf.ca/bccf/more-from-odin-books/suicide-and-loss-2/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_term=Prevent%20suicide&utm_content=Suicide_Prevention&utm_campaign=Resources&gclid=COnvofq9xcYCFcRlfgodX3kK4A – BC Council for Families

Autism Specific Resources

http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/ –  BC Government Website on Autism Spectrum Disorder


https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/managing-your-health/autism/autism_handbook_parents_guide.pdf#page=34 – Parents Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs, British Columbia


https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/healthy-women-children/child-behaviour-development/special-needs/autism-spectrum-disorder/autism-funding – Autism Funding: Forms you may need (scroll down to “Program Resources”)


https://pacificautismfamily.com – Pacific Autism Family Network

https://autismcanada.org – Autism Canada

https://www.autismspeaks.org/ - Autism Speaks


http://www.rdiconnect.com/ – Relationship Development Intervention


http://touchautism.com/app/autism-apps/ – Autism Apps

Education Specific Resources


https://www.setbc.org – Special Education Technology British Columbia


https://equitableaccesstoeducation.wordpress.com - BC Parents of Children with Special Needs


https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/independent-schools/special_ed_policy_manual.pdf - Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

http://www.inclusionbc.org – Inclusion BC – Parent Support for Inclusive Education

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/parents-guide-to-teen-depression.htm - Parents Guide to Teen Depression

Indigenous Specific Resources

http://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-healthFirst Nations Health Benefits (FNHB) provides coverage to access mental health providers, including counselors, social workers, and psychologists. FNHB covers three mental health programs: short term crisis intervention, Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - Health Support Services.

http://www.vacfss.com – Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society. Services to Aboriginal children and families in the Greater Vancouver Area. Child Protection, Guardianship, Residential Resources, Family Preservation and Reunification.


http://www.vch.ca/your-care/aboriginal-health - Aboriginal Health


http://vatjss.com – Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services

http://keltymentalhealth.ca/navigation/aboriginal-services - Aboriginal Services - Kelty Mental Health

LGBTQ2+ Resources

http://youthinbc.com/youth-issues-2/lgbt/resources/ – LGBTQ Youth Resources, BC – Youth Services; GAB – Drop in; Older Adult Services


https://qmunity.ca/get-support/youth/ - Qmunity Youth Services – Drop in; Special Events; Bra, Binder and Breast Forms Exchange Program; Support for Parents


https://www.mosaicbc.org/services/settlement/lgbtq/ - Mosaic - Supports LGBTQ Immigrant, Newcomer, and Refugee Communities


http://buildingcaringcommunities.ca/710-2/ - AbOUT Community Collaboration Group 

https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/resources/families-in-transition-a-resource-guide-for-parents-of-trans-youth/ - Families in Transition: A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth

Government Resources: Children, Youth and Adults


http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf/ – Ministry of Children and Family Development


http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/home/ – Community Living BC


http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/individuals-families/support-for-adults/fasd-autism/ – FASD and Autism, Personal Supports Initiative (PSI): adults who have both significant limitations in adaptive functioning and either a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Advocacy for Parents


http://www.povnet.org/find-an-advocate/bc/children-and-youth – Finding an Advocate in BC


https://www.bccf.ca/bccf/ – BC Council for Families


https://familysupportbc.com - Family Support Institute

Resources for Self-Advocates

http://www.inclusionbc.org/self-advocates/bcsaf - BC Self Advocacy Foundation


https://selfadvocatenet.com – local self advocates groups, events, employment opportunities, CLBC services, resources


http://www.bcpeoplefirst.com/self-advocates/ - Self-Advocates Worldly Movement


https://www.selfadvocacy.net/canada/ - Canada Wide Self-Advocacy Groups

Substance Use


http://www.bcmhsus.ca/ – BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services


http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/ – Mental Health and Substance Use resources for Adults

Trauma Information


http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/changes%20from%20dsm-iv-tr%20to%20dsm-5.pdf – Trauma Informed Practice Guide


http://trauma-informed.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Trauma-informed_Toolkit.pdf – The Trauma Toolkit


http://www.mdabc.net – Mood Disorders Association of BC, PTSD Group


http://endingviolence.org/about-us/programs-we-serve/ – Ending Violence Association of BC

Mental Health Apps


http://learningworksforkids.com/ – Best apps and games for learning


http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app – MINDSHIFT App for Youth and Young Adults with Anxiety


http://mindcheck.ca/ – Resources for Youth and Young Adults on: Mood and Anxiety, Stress, Alcohol and Drugs, Reality Check, Body Image and Eating


www.viha.ca/cyf_mental_health/BoosterBuddy.htm – BoosterBuddy is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health

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