The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. Follow the links below for details.
CMHA believes that good mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Whether you are managing a mental illness, supporting someone you care about, or looking to build your own overall health, we can help you build mental health skills and resilience for yourself and your family.
- Bounce Back®
A free, evidence-based program designed to help adults and youth experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety.
- Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
A family-focused, telephone-based coaching service for parents and caregivers, effective in reducing mild to moderate anxiety or behavioural challenges and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3 – 12.
- Living Life to the Full
An eight-session, 12-hour mental health promotion course designed to help people deal with low mood, anxiety, stress and everyday life challenges. Check out our Events Page to see when the next available workshop is running.
Suicide Prevention Training
Suicide can be prevented. Anyone can help make a difference. CMHA BC Victoria offers LivingWorks’ suicide prevention workshops on a fee-for-service basis. These workshops are evidence-based, grounded in best practice and proven to be effective. Check out our Events Page to see when the next available training is running.
CMHA BC Victoria offers two levels of LivingWorks’ Suicide Prevention Training:
safeTALK (4 hours, in-person)
- Skills learned: How to recognize signs that someone might be thinking about suicide, engage them further, and connect them to an intervention resource for further support.
- Average cost per participant: $45/person (contact Maria Weaver for an exact quote)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (2 days, in-person)
- Skills learned: How to recognize signs that someone might be thinking about suicide, provide a skilled intervention, and develop a safety plan to keep someone alive.
- Average cost per participant: $300/person (contact Maria Weaver for an exact quote)
Find tools and resources for yourself or a young person in your life.