Mental Health Related Websites

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General Health

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

HealthLink BC

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

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Dementia (Helpguide.org) – Signs, Symptoms, Types, Causes and Treatment

Alzheimer Society of BC

Anxiety and Depression

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

Bipolar

BP Hope Magazine– Hope and harmony for people with Bipolar.

Equilibrium Bipolar Foundation

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personaliy Disorder – Victoria based support group for people with Borderline Personality Disorder

Dementia (see Alzheimer’s)

Depression (see Anxiety)

Disabilities

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’.

Help Services

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

Schizophrenia

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

Schizophrenia Magazine

Recovery Related Web Sites

Progressive Recovery Group– Victoria, BC

Repository of Recovery Resources

 

Employment Related Web Sites

Work BC

BC Jobs.ca 

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

Craigslist (Victoria)

Hospitality Careers

Indeed

Resume Hut

University of Victoria Employment

Used Victoria Jobs

Working (Victoria)

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

G.R.O.W.

ActNow BC

Friends of Government House Garden Society

Health Canada

Housing

B.C. Housing Management Commission 

Capital Region Housing Corporation

Cool Aid

Pacifica Housing

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Networks

Workplace strategies for Mental Health

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