Mental Health Resources

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**New** Infographics related to Mental Health and Wellness



Abbotsford Community Youth Mental Health Resources Quick Reference




*NEW* Small Steps Towards Healing from Trauma Infographic
Champions Top 5 Tips What To Do if You are Concerned Your Child Has a Mental Health Challenge
Champions Top 5 Tips What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed (Self Care Tips)
Champions Top 5 Tips How to Make IEP’s Easier for Families
Champions Top 5 Tips for Meaningful Family Engagement
Champions Top 5 Tips Back To School Cheat Sheet
Champions Top 5 Tips How to Start with Strengths

Videos on Mental Health 

*NEW* Understanding Trauma and Our Brain
Kelty Mental Health Youtube Channel
AnxietyBC YouTube Channel
Teen Mental Health YouTube Channel
Gordon Neufeld Addressing Anxiety Series
FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health “in the know” Series
Dalai Lama Center YouTube Channel YouTube Channel
Anxiety webinar with Dr. Lynn Miller
Mood Disorders Association of BC

Information about Mental Health Challenges and Services
Mental Health Resources in Northern BC
Healthy Minds Canada
Parenting Through the Storm – Many Canadian Resources curated by Ann Douglas
Kelty Mental Health (British Columbia)
Teen Mental Health (Ontario)
The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre (Ontario)
Canadian Mental Health Association (Canada)
National Institute of Mental Health (United States)
Mind for Better Mental Health (United Kingdom)
Mental Health Australia (Australia)
Kootenay/Boundary Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Resources (BC)
Mood Disorders Association of BC
In Our Hands (UK) Free, downloadable resources on a number of mental health topics
Crest.BD – The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder
The Mehrit Centre (Self Regulation)

Peer Support, Assistance with System Navigation and Advocacy

Representative for Children and Youth (British Columbia)
Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Connect for Mental Health (Ontario)
National Initiative for Eating Disorders
#SickNotWeak Community (worldwide)
Partners for Mental Health (National)
The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health (British Columbia)
Family Support Institute (British Columbia)
Family Navigation Project (Ontario)
Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario Chapter)
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (United States)
Autism Navigators BC (Facebook Group)
Teen Mentoring Toolkit (Alberta Mentoring Partnership)

Other Helpful Resources

The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education Heart-Mind
Resources for Strengths Based Education – curated by Chris Wejr
Chris Wejr: Start with Strengths and Developing Confidence in Our Students
Institute of Families (Canada)
Finding the Right Help – Navigating the System; Visions Vol. 10, No. 1 (2014)
Ontario Special Needs RoadMap; providing parents with information on how to navigate the Ontario Education System
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy; provides all kinds of helpful advocacy information
Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative
Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network

ADHD Specific Resources

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada
ADHD Kids Rock

Anxiety Specific Resources

Kelty Mental Health Anxiety in Children and Youth
Kelty Mental Health Anxiety Quick Reference Sheet
Anxiety BC resources for parents  (includes quick video clips and worksheets, you can order videos as well)
BCCH Family Resource Library (all items available to borrow for free from the library, they mail the resource out to you, along with a pre-paid envelope to return)
Shared Care Toolkits (lots of resources, including online games and apps relating to mental health)
Gordon Neufeld quick video clips on Anxiety
Anxiety webinar with Dr. Lynn Miller
Mindshift App (from AnxietyBC)
Booster Buddy App (from Vancouver Island Health Authority)

Depression Resources

Mood FX App – web app for depression screening and symptom tracking
Here to Help Depression Resources

Suicide Resources

Centre for Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkits
LifeLine Canada (mobile suicide prevention app – now includes resources for US, Worldwide and Veterans)
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
My 3 App – Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning App
Hope, Help and Healing: A Planning Toolkit for First Nations and Aboriginal Communities to Prevent and Respond to Suicide

Youth Specific Resources

Mindcheck (British Columbia)
Doctors of BC Open Mind (British Columbia)
Mavrixx (British Columbia)
Youth in BC (British Columbia)
Mindfulness for Teens
Atlantic Youth
Speak Up (British Columbia)
YouthSpace (Canada Wide)


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