This section is designed to provide you with a one-stop shop in terms of community resources, including free counseling, and various options that your therapist may have mentioned during your sessions. It is divided into headings so that you can search more effectively. There is also interesting information on the Pinterest, Google+ and Facebook pages for the practice - just click on the icons at the top of the page, or go to the Connect page. If you have ideas for more information to add, please let us know!

Community resources - these are general listings of a wide variety of free or low-cost services and resources in BC.

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Here to Help

Mental health resources for children, youth and adults

Mood Disorders Association of BC

Mood Disorders Canada

Canadian Mental Health Association

Anxiety BC

Pain BC

Self-Management British Columbia - for individuals with chronic illnesses including pain, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

Ministry of Children and Families

Child and Youth Mental Health

BC Childrens' Hospital

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mind Check - for teens and young adults

Relaxation and stress management

Boundary-setting and assertiveness are important aspects of stress management: the Bill of Personal Rights is very useful here.

Youtube is a fantastic resource. Try searching for "relaxation," "progressive muscle relaxation," "yoga relaxation," "mindfulness," "self-hypnosis," and "diaphragmatic breathing," to find videos that you like. Anxiety BC also has a good section on this.

Volunteering is wonderful for your mental health! This is a great website: Go Volunteer.

Which treatments work?

Clients often ask about both mainstream and alternative treatment approaches. Here are a couple of good sources for this online. Of course your own doctor is always the first place to start when you have questions, and pharmacists are often very good sources of information too.

BC Health Guide

Mayo Clinic

Workplace issues

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Ministry of Jobs, Services, and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour self-help information

WorkSafe BC workplace mental health

Here to Help workplace health information

Worker advocacy information

Professional organizations

College of Psychologists of BC

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Canadian Psychological Association

American Psychological Association