Getting Help

Governmental and Community Health/Social Services211

211 is a phone number you can dial to reach Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services. To speak directly with an information specialist, dial 2-1-1 where the service is available. The website provides a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 can help you to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages. 211 aims to connect people to the right information and services, strengthen Canada’s health and human services, and help Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.

eMentalHealth.ca – Mental Health Services, Help and Support in your community

This page provides information on finding mental health help, local health services as well as mental health resources such as information sheets for mental health problems, screening tools for the general public as well as for students and primary care providers.

Getting Help for Mental Disorders

This page provides links to primer fact sheets in multiple languages. The fact sheets provide easy to read tips on reasons for and ways of finding help for mental health problems. These fact sheets were developed by Here to Help.

Mental Health in Children and Youth

This page provides links to primer fact sheets in multiple languages. The fact sheets explain some of the common mental disorders that affect children and adolescents, including anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and eating disorders, among others. The factsheets provide information for parents and caregivers on how to find help for a young person. These fact sheets were developed by Here to Help.

Getting Help for Children with Mental Health Concerns

This page provides links to fact sheets in multiple languages. The fact sheets answer parents’ and caregivers’ common questions about the needs of children with mental health concerns. These fact sheets were developed by FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health: www.bckidsmentalheatlh.org

Mental Disorders: What Families and Friends Can Do to Help

This page provides links to primer fact sheets in multiple languages. The fact sheets provide tips for supporting a friend or family member with a mental disorder. They provide information on signs and symptoms of different mental illnesses and what to expect from treatment, how to recognize treatment side effects, improvement, or relapse in their loved one. These fact sheets were developed by Here to Help: a group of seven leading provincial mental health and addictions non-profit agencies working together as the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.

Finding a Mental Health Service Provider

This page provides information on locating mental health practitioners who serve specific ethnocultural communities.