British Columbia - Mental Health

For refugees, starting over just got easier as the provincial government has promised settlement service agencies in British Columbia it will pick up funding for refugee mental health services that...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, British Columbia
The Tyee recently published an article concerning federal funding cuts to mental health refugee agencies. In six weeks, refugees arriving in British Columbia will no longer receive free help to cope...
Keywords: Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, British Columbia
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities' Robin Loxton has written an article in Visions: BC's Mental Health and Addictions Journal on the various benefits available to people who are on Persons with...
Keywords: Disability, Mental Health, Welfare, British Columbia
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) is working with Woodlands School survivors for their struggle for justice and compensation. Woodlands School was a provincial residential...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia
Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gallery Gachet strives to provide a focal point for dialogue amongst outsider/dissident artists. Through...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia
The goal of Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODARR) is to improve health and social welfare research and advocacy by providing academic and community-based health...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Health, health research, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Mental Health, social justice, social welfare research, Women, British Columbia
A blog out of Nanaimo, BC by a student, an artist, an activist, a writer, and outreach worker who blogs about the stigma that he has endured by being diagnosed and labeled as being bipolar.
Keywords: Mental Health, British Columbia
Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society is a volunteer led organization that works to mobilize the Comox Valley community to eliminate homelessness over the next few years. They run the CARE-A-...
Keywords: addictions, at-risk, Health, health, Homelessness, homelessness, Mental Health, mental health, British Columbia
The BC government wants to force homeless people dealing with mental health issues into shelters but this idea has not been received positively by municipal officials and advocates. Municipal...
Keywords: Homelessness, Mental Health, British Columbia
Last week, Rich Coleman, the BC Minister for Housing, announced in a Vancouver Sun article ("B.C. targets homeless with Riverview Project") that he planned to turn the old psychiatric institution,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, British Columbia
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has published a report called, Community-Based Mental Health Services in BC: Changes to Income, Employment and Housing Supports (in PDF). The report...
Keywords: Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia
"WISE (Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially and Economically) (Link removed - No longer exists) is a grassroots group of citizens whose mission is to organize, represent, act on behalf of, and join...
Keywords: Mental Health, Organizing, British Columbia
The Canadian Mental Health Association has awarded Community Legal Assistance (CLAS) the Aleck Trawick Q.C. Award, established to highlight the importance of legal advocacy as part of overall mental...
Keywords: Mental Health, British Columbia
Robin Loxton was awarded the Diane McFarlane Award for outstanding advocacy in the mental health community this past May at the beginning of Mental Health week. In 1988, Robin helped found the...
Keywords: Mental Health, British Columbia