The BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information provide mental health and substance use information and resources that you can trust.
Some examples of useful mental health and substance use information and resources we produce to support BC families:
Visions magazine covers mental health and substance use topics written by and for people with lived experience, families and service providers.
In the Know webinars explore topics and provide tools related to child and youth mental health and substance use challenges.
Eating Disorder Prevention Toolkit has information about disordered eating, body image, self-esteem and more.
Cannabis Use and Youth: A Parent’s Guide aims to help parents weigh the risks (and benefits) of cannabis use so they can make better decisions for their family.
Mental health and substance use support for families can be hard to find. Here are some places where families in BC can access help:
Free self-help, peer-led support groups for families of those with mood and anxiety disorders
Moderated online forum providing support for people who care about someone with a mental illness
What to Expect sheets to help families know what they can expect when seeking help for their child or youth from their family doctor or walk-in clinic, from Child and Youth Mental Health and from their child’s school
Personalized help with where to go or what to do next around mental health or substance use. Email email@example.com
Tools and Guides
Tools and guides can be helpful companion when supporting a loved one with mental health and substance use concerns. Below are some options to guide you:
My Anxiety Plan is a free, online guide that parents can use to create an anxiety plan with their child.
BCSS Family Toolkit helps families participate in the care of a loved one with with mental illness’ recovery journey by providing information and resources.
Family Self-Care and Recovery from Mental Illness helps families understand and cope with the challenges of a loved one with a mental illness.