If you find a website that you think would be helpful to other site visitors, please let us know using our contact form.

Mind Check

Part of Fraser Health’s Early Intervention Project, this website was created in order to assist young people to identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and to link them to sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems:

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Learn about mental health resources offered by the Vancouver Island Health Authority and how to access them at VIHA.CA

Guide to the Mental Health Act

Read online or download a copy of the guide to the Mental Health Act, the laws that govern involuntary mental health treatment:  MentalHealthGuide.pdf

Resource Guide for Partners in Mental Health

Produced by the REES (Resources, Education, Employment and Supports), a program of the Victoria Cool Aid Society, this guide offers a listing of community programs available in Victoria.

Your Welfare Rights

Read or download this useful guide to BC Employment and Assistance. Written by the Legal Services Society, it covers Income Assistance, Disability Assistance and Hardship Assistance.  It was updated in February 2010.

Pat Deegan

Patricia E. Deegan, PhD. is an independent consultant who specializes in researching and lecturing on the topic of recovery and the empowerment of people diagnosed with mental illness.  Pat is an activist in the disability rights movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager.

Psychosis Sucks

The Fraser Health Authority Early Psychosis Intervention Program offers up to date information including a helpful Family Coping Guide.  Resources are available in Chinese, Punjabi, Hindi, Korean and German.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency has information on how to set up a Registered Disability Savings Plan and apply for a Disability Tax Credit.

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous is a self help group for people with mental health and addiction issues.  It is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Victoria BC Self Help Sheet:

BCSS Self Help Sheet 2017

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a not for profit organization funded by Health Canada.  The MHCC’s mission is to promote mental health in Canada, and work with stakeholders to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems, and to improve services and support.


Vancouver Island Crisis Line

24 hour crisis line, chat and text. VI Crisis Line also provides community mental health information and links to mental health resources as well as suicide prevention training. Serving Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.


© Copyright 1984 – 2017 All Rights Reserved – Victoria Branch – BC Schizophrenia Society Admin Login