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Within Reach

Issue 10

In this issue

Welcome to HeretoHelp Within Reach! HeretoHelp Within Reach is a quarterly newsletter that highlights resources from HeretoHelp and the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information.

In this issue, learn about back to school resources for students, parents, and educators.

Test Anxiety workbook

This short workbook from Anxiety Canada helps students who feel anxious taking tests and builds healthy studying and test-taking skills along with tips. Read or download Test Anxiety at

In The Know videos for parents and caregivers of children with a mental illness

Check out FamilySmart's archive of In The Know education videos around school. Each video includes information from an expert as well as tools and strategies to try at home. Watch Parents When Our Kids Can't Go to School, Building Relationships Between Home and School, Teens and Schools, and many more from FamilySmart's extensive library at

Confident Parents: Thriving Kids parenting skills programs

School can be a tricky issue when kids experience anxiety or behaviour challenges. Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a program from the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division for parents of children ages 3-12. Parents learn new skills and work with a coach by phone to solve problems. There are two streams: one for children who experience anxiety and one for children who experience behaviour challenges. We Are Indigenous: Big Worries/Fears is available for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families in BC. All programs are free with referral. To learn more, visit

Health Minds | Healthy Campuses

Health Minds | Healthy Campuses is a BC community of practice that engages students, faculty, staff, and administrators to build healthier campus communities. Health Minds | Healthy Campuses is led by the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division and Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. Find learning events, projects, and resources at

Open Hearts Honest Conversations podcast with YouthLAB

Family Services of the North Shore's Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB) joined FSNS’s podcast to discuss managing stress, talking with adults, making post-secondary education plans, and more. Listen to the episode at

iMinds resources for K-12 educators

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research's iMinds curriculum resources bring drug literacy and gambling literacy into classrooms. Resources encourage students to think critically about drugs and gambling in the real world and talk about different issues, but teachers don't have to be experts in mental health and substance use to guide conversations. To learn more, visit

Looking ahead: Beyond the Blues 2022

Beyond the Blues education & screening days take place every fall and winter across BC starting around Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Events are organized locally so each one may be a little different, but you can expect fun activities or presentations to learn more about mental health and well-being, opportunities to take screening tests and speak privately with a local mental health professional, and information about local services and resources. Check back at as events will be posted as they're confirmed.


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