General Mental Health Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service.
CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools necessary to lead meaningful and productive lives.
CMHA acts as a social advocate to encourage public action and commitment to strengthening community mental health services, legislation, and policies affecting services.
Find a Family Doctor
A family doctor often acts as the coordinator of your health services and gate-keeper to specialized health care. For example, most referrals to a psychiatrist are made by your family doctor.
If you don't have a family doctor, you may be able to find one at: www.cpsbc.ca/physician_search
The Canada Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace (Workplace Strategies for Mental Health) has three main objectives:
- Increase knowledge and awareness of workplace psychological health and safety.
- Improve the ability to respond to mental health issues at work.
- Turn knowledge into action through practical strategies and tools for employers.
These objectives are achieved by:
- Funding and sponsoring research and initiatives aimed at improving understanding, prevention and management of mental health issues, particularly as they impact the workplace.
- Promoting and facilitating knowledge exchange including the sharing of research and survey results.
- Supporting the development of programs and resources aimed at improving psychological health and safety in the workplace.
This site provides access to credible and evidence-based tools and resources to help with the prevention, support and management of workplace mental health issues.
Canada Life has played a key role alongside the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and others in developing the voluntary National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, and continues to work collaboratively with the MHCC and other organizations to promote psychological health and safety.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families across BC. They also provide support to people of all ages who are struggling with an eating disorders. You can reach the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre by calling 604-875-2084, Toll free at 1-800-665-1822 or visit their website at: www.keltymentalhealth.ca
The information contained in this toolkit is provided for general information only.
It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your physician or appropriate health-care provider with respect to your particular circumstances.