Mental Health

Mental health is an essential part of children and youth’s overall health and has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society. Both physical and mental health affect how we think, feel and act on the inside and outside.

Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Support Services in Victoria, BC

Hubs for Mental Health Information

Kelty Mental Health 
Open Mind BC 
Here to Help
BC Healthy Schools (list of 76 resources)

Mental Health Organizations in BC

AnxietyBC 
BC Schizophrenia Society 
Mental Health Association BC Division 
The FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health  

For Youth

Mindcheck 
Mind Your Mind 
Teen Mental Health 
Youth Mental Health 
Anti-Depressant Skills for Teens 

Apps

Always There app – Kids Help Phone 
BoosterBuddy Mobile App 
Smiling Mind 

Educators and Parents

 Mental-Health-High-School-Curriculum-Guide
The guide was developed in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and focuses on training teachers to be comfortable with their own knowledge of mental health and mental health disorders. The guide then empowers the teachers to share this knowledge with their students through a  curriculum delivered in a multiple module format.

Stigma-Free Zone

The Stigma-Free Zone movement is a new and exciting initiative that is dedicated to the awareness of the stigmas that exist in society. Stigma-Free Zone programs support and educate individuals, especially youth, to manage their personal mental wellness and develop an understanding of the challenges that numerous people face. They also offer Mental Health Peer Support Groups in Victoria.

Here to Help: Anxiety Disorders Toolkit 

Child and Youth Mental Health Services

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  

List of Free Mental Health Literacy Resources for Educators

This list includes a wide range of resources to support student learning around mental health literacy. It includes classroom-ready lessons plus resources to share with students & families. Although it does not include resources specific to sleep, nutrition & physical activity, these areas are also important for mental wellness.
Mental Wellness Resources for Educators