Click on the topics below to find online resources on mental health and wellness. Websites primarily geared towards youth or caregivers are tagged.
A Canadian website intended for youth focusing on mental health issues.
- Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
Provides education, training and support for healthcare professionals supporting patients with ADHD. This website also includes a public information portion providing recommended reading, resources and videos for parents, children, youth and adults as well as educators.
- Champions for Community Mental Wellness
An online resource dedicated to changing the conversation about child, youth and family mental health. Features include a blog that share personal experiences with child, youth and family mental health; tip sheets designed to bridge communication between youth, parents and providers that can be downloaded; and a mental health resource list. Champions for Community Mental Wellness also offers a closed Facebook group that parents can access for non-judgmental support and information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2070443646429689/
- Child & Youth Mental Health Tool kits
Provides information on a wide range of mental health and wellness topics including anxiety, mood disorders, separation and divorce, and more.
- Dalai Lama Centre: Heart - Mind Online
Created by the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace & Education the Heart-Mind online website is a resource for anyone who cares for or about children. The website provides resources for promoting children's Heart-Mind well-being with evidenced-informed research. Resources can be viewed by early years, middle years and adolecent age groupings.
- First Nations Health Authority: What is Mental Wellness & Substance Use?
Find out more about mental wellness and substance use on the First Nations Health Authority website.
- Here to Help
A Canadian website with a vast amount of information on mental health and substance use topics including depression, grief, stress, eating disorders and more. The website also contains an “ask us” section.
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Online resource featuring quick reference sheets on different types of mental health challenges, plain language medication fact sheets and more. Youth and parents can also call in to the Kelty and speak with youth/parents who can assist with navigation and support.
Online resource that youth can access to find out more information about mental health, body image & eating topics as well as substance use challenges. The website features checklists, videos and also provides information for friends and families supporting loved ones facing these challenges
- Mind Your Mind
A Canadian website for youth by youth providing resources to help manage stress, and mental health issues. The site includes personal stories, coping tools, music, and a blog.
- Open Mind
The Open Mind website provides mental health tools and resources for youth and young adults along with families, teachers and health care providers in British Columbia and across Canada. The website is developed by Doctors of BC.
- The Merhit Centre
Everything you want to know about self regulation and more; videos, graphics, webinars; from Dr. Stuart Shanker
- Teen Mental Health
A Comprehensive online resource for youth, parents/caregivers, professionals and educators; with tools, videos, training and more
- Youth In BC
Are you looking for help with some tough stuff? This website connects youth with support, information and resources.The site includes videos, music, PowerPoint presentations, and information for parents. Helpful information regarding the following topics: abuse, bullying, self harm, sex and sexual health, stress and suicide.
National online resource with chat feature for youth who are struggling, as well as an extensive resource section.
- Bluewave - Wellness Check: Depression
A Canadian website intended for youth focusing on mental health. This link provides information on depression including signs of depression, feelings, thoughts and what you can do if you think you might be experiencing it.
- Children, Youth & Depression - Canadian Mental Health Association
Information about depression in children & youth including how to recognize it and what you can do about it.
- Warning Signs of Suicide in Children & Teens - HealthLinkBC
- Here To Help: Psychosis - A Parent's Perspective
A parent's perspective after 2.5 years of having a daughter diagnosed with psychosis.
- British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS)
Provides support and resources for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis as well public education, research and advocates for better services. They also have family support group meetings and online family support groups.
- How To Talk With Kids About Stress - Heart-Mind Online
Stress can actually be a good thing but too much, chronic stress can be unhealthy. Find 8 questions to assist you in having a conversation with your child or youth about stress.
- MindCheck - Stress
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