BBC Mental Health Information (Excellent and clearly laid out information on various mental illnesses)
BBC: Stigma and mental health
Center for Addiction and Mental Health– Information on addictions in Canada
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.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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
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 Letter– Information and stories shared regarding Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression. This is a free on line newsletter
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personaliy Disorder – Victoria based support group for people with Borderline Personality Disorder
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’.
Care Employment Services – full service employment centre serving Saanich, Sidney and the Gulf Islands
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