Mental Health Related Websites
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BBC Mental Health Information (Excellent and clearly laid out information on various mental illnesses)
BBC: Stigma and mental health
BC Mental Health and Addictions Network
Canadian Health Network
Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (Vancouver)
Center for Addiction and Mental Health– Information on addictions in Canada
Here to Help– A BC Information Resource for Individuals and Families Managing Mental Health or Substance Use Problems
Mary Ellen Copeland– Mental Health Recovery Newsletter
Movie Monday– Movie Monday is a free event, every Monday in Victoria, Bc. Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Map Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness – USA)
NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health – USA)
The Online Behavioural Support System For Young Adults
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Verdugo Mental Health
Victoria Invisible Disabilities and Mental Health
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
Dementia (Helpguide.org) – Signs, Symptoms, Types, Causes and Treatment
Alzheimer Society of BC
Anxiety BC– Info and useful tools/handouts for clients to self regulate anxiety symptoms. One can sign up to receive electronic newsletter
Anxiety Disorders Association Of British Columbia (ADABC)
Bounce Back-An excellent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program for people with Depression and Anxiety. Uses telephone coaching and a work book. Requires a referral from a doctor.
Calm Clinic – This site is not written by medical professionals but has been created by someone who has first hand experience of living with anxiety. Ryan Riviera (publisher and founder) and editor Rachel Ramos have produced this site to help others experiencing this illness.
Depression Hurts– Understanding Depression, Symptom Checklist, Journey to Improvement, Talking to Your Doctor, Information for Family and Friends.
Mood Disorders Association
Mood Letter– Information and stories shared regarding Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression. This is a free on line newsletter
BP Hope Magazine– Hope and harmony for people with Bipolar.
Equilibrium Bipolar Foundation
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities– Useful page: especially regarding benefits. Go to publications on the menu at the top and there are various forms and help sheets available.
Canada Human Resources and Skill Development– Click “D” for Disability links
Disability Resource Centre– For people with all disabilities
Persons With Disabilities Online– Provided by the Government of Canada. Click on ‘I am a person with: Mental Health Disability or other’.
Care Employment Services – full service employment centre serving Saanich, Sidney and the Gulf Islands
Citizens Counselling Centre
Cool Aid Community Health Centre
Mary Ellen Copeland & WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
Need 2 – Suicice Prevention and Awareness
The Open Door– To enhance personal growth and economic independence for British Columbians. Useful fact sheets on this site regarding persons with mental illnesses in the workplace (possible accomodations, etc.).
Victoria Self Help Groups- A variety of self help groups for mental health and/or addiction
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Recovery Related Web Sites
Progressive Recovery Group– Victoria, BC
Repository of Recovery Resources
Employment Related Web Sites
Beacon Community Services
Camosun College Employment
Canadian Hospitality Recruiters
Charity Village– Lists non profit society members. Not often many local jobs, but worth checking out for ideas.
City of Victoria Employment
Compass Group– hospitality postings
University of Victoria Employment
Used Victoria Jobs
Work Link BC
Victoria Job Shop.ca
Career and Learning Information
National Occupations Classifications– Very Cool. Click on a career to find out the average rate of pay, market outlook, average unemployed, etc.
UVic Career Services- Information and many useful links.
Work Info Net– Database, websites, tools, information.
Articles on Employment and Mental Illness
Bi Polar Magazine
Employment and job loss
What’s in a Name? BPD
Program Related Web Sites
Friends of Government House Garden Society
B.C. Housing Management Commission
Capital Region Housing Corporation
Vancouver Island Health Authority
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