The agencies behind ‘HeretoHelp’ will be removing this page, the 11 multilingual pages and the PDF files on them in June 2017. We know there is a need for material around mental health and substance use that considers people’s language and culture, but the materials we have here are very old and not tailored to the needs of immigrant and refugee newcomers to British Columbia, Canada. We are working on creating new resources for newcomers after talking to experts in the multicultural sector. Please subscribe to our email newsletter (in English) called Within Sight to stay updated on our new resources for multicultural communities. Enjoy these resources until June 2017, but please do not post our PDFs on any other website. Thank you.
Understanding mental health and substance use issues and how to get help can be hard for anyone, but it can sometimes be even more difficult to talk about in some cultural communities. That's why, since 2005, we've been translating several of our fact sheets for the benefit of people whose primary language isn't English.
On this page, family and friends and community service providers will be able to easily download these PDFs, organized by language below. These fact sheets were developed and tested through a community process to make sure the translations are accurate as well as sensitive.
Our special thanks to BC Mental Health and Addiction Services' Translation Project. The translation project was made possible thanks to the support of the Provincial Health Services Authority's (PHSA) Provincial Language Service and generous funding from the PHSA and corporate sponsors.
Stay up-to-date on our latest mental health and substance use resources for multicultural communities. Sign up for our free enews, WithinSight, on our Enews signup page. It's free, brief and comes out every two months.