The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia is a volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis. The Society accomplishes its mission by providing services including: a free and confidential, 24-hour distress line providing immediate, non-judgmental support and community resources stress management and suicide prevention education programs for youth after-hour distress line support for other agencies training volunteers and other community members in crisis intervention and suicide prevention professional development workshops for other organizations innovative crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs within the Society’s mandate.
Individuals who are living with serious illness or have developmental or physical disabilities can turn to JSSA for respectful, quality services. We recognize the impact a serious illness or disability can have on individuals and their families, and we address their concerns.
MCC Supportive Care Services’ Peer Support Program is designed to provide support to people who have mental illnesses (consumers), such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder & depression. The goal of the program is to train and support consumers who have walked the walk of mental illness and survival to become peer mentors. We serve people within the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack & Hope, British Columbia, Canada.
(CMHA) exists to promote the mental health of all people and to serve mental health consumers, their families and friends. Founded in 1918, it is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, CMHA provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff in locally run organizations in all provinces and territories, and branches in more than 135 communities. Our work focuses on combating mental health problems and emotional disorders. Our tools include research and information services, sponsored research projects, workshops, seminars, pamphlets, newsletters and resource centres. We run programs that assist with employment, housing, early intervention for youth, peer support and recreation services for people with mental illness, stress reduction workshops and public education campaigns for the community. In addition, CMHA acts as a social advocate to encourage public action and commitment to strengthening community mental health services and legislation and policies affecting services. All our mental health projects are based on principles of empowerment, peer and family support, participation in decision-making, citizenship, and inclusion in community life.
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) promotes the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhances the potential for full, productive living. Our work includes identifying the causes of and preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.
This site includes information about the specialty, the roles and activities of the Association and information for the general public.
MyChild at CerebralPalsy.org provides information, resources, non-legal referrals and unlimited inspiration to all those touched by cerebral palsy.
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – British Columbia Chapter (CHHA-BC) is a consumer-based, non profit, self-help organization working with hard of hearing consumers and their support networks to decrease isolation and remove barriers by providing: supportive environments, education, resources, referrals, and advocacy. CHHA-BC’s philosophy is that persons who are hard of hearing are productive members of society with rights to full access to their social environment and to freedom from all forms of discrimination.
Our mandate includes providing free, practical tools, resources and research to help address workplace mental health issues and support psychological health and safety in the workplace.
We are not experts in the diagnosis or treatment of mental illness. We have sourced a number of credible resources to assist you if you are interested in learning more about mental illnesses, mental wellness and workplace mental health.
The information contained in these resources does not constitute and should not be relied on as professional advice. Always consult your physician or appropriate healthcare provider with respect to your particular circumstances.