How We Can Help

Through our range of services we aim to help build a community of hope, support and inclusion for people with mental illness. Our services include:

Adults

  • Bounce Back: Reclaim your healthTM: an evidence-based program designed to help adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety. The program offers two forms of help: DVD and workbook-based telephone coaching. It's available in English and Chinese.

  • Living Life to the Full course: a skill-based course that helps adults get the most out of life. It will enable you to broaden and refine your resources for tackling everyday problems and help you learn how to enhance your coping skills when dealing with life’s ups and downs so that you feel happier and more in control of your life.

  • Community Gatekeeper Training helps people in the community build skills to recognize when someone could be at risk of suicide, talk with them, help keep them safe, and connect them to community supports and resouces. 

Children & Families

  • Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12. The program is delivered via telephone by trained coaches whose role is to empower parents and/or caregivers to serve as the primary change agent for their children.

Campus

  • Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses: an initiative that aims to improve overall mental health, reduce suicidal behaviour and reduce student substance use harms among students on BC campuses. It engages a broad cross-section of stakeholders at BC post-secondary institutions—from students to service providers to faculty and administrators—with a common goal of improving system responses.

  • Lorne Fraser Educational Fund: a fund helping people with a mental illness further their pursuit of post-secondary education. Several $700 bursaries are awarded each year, as well as a $1000 or $2000 scholarship to two current post-secondary students living with mental illness whose educational and career goals are related to mental health promotion.

Workplace

  • Workplace Mental Health Education and Training: award-winning workshops delivered by certified trainers that look at a number of workplace mental health issues. Workshops are available in English and French and suitable for managers, union leaders, and employees.

  • Understanding Addiction is  unique online training program for those who work directly or indirectly with people who face challenges with addiction. 

  • Community Gatekeeper Training helps people in the community build skills to recognize when someone could be at risk of suicide, talk with them, help keep them safe, and connect them to community supports and resouces. 

  • Bottom Line Conference: CMHA BC's annual workplace mental health conference bringing together business leaders, policy-makers, researchers, and workers to improve mental health in BC workplaces. 

  • For My Health!: a health screening and education event integrating physical and mental health. It's especially well suited for workplaces and is a fun and interactive health event that is free to participants, with risk factor screening, health education and goal-setting—all based on sound evidence.