We listen closely

to the needs of British Columbians to provide relevant programs, services, and resources. Lived experience matters. Expert guidance deepens knowledge. Our ongoing initiatives are directly shaped by the communities we serve – and we continually adapt our work to ensure it’s both timely and impactful.

Our 2022/2023 Initiatives:

HeretoHelp website and digital resources

Our provincial websites including HeretoHelp and Jessie’s Legacy continue to meet a growing need for credible, evidence-based information and resources as well as provide email support for visitors. Two podcast series may increase your understanding about anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia and help you to feel less alone along your mental health journey.

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Visions Journal

Founded in 1997, Visions is an award-winning magazine written by and for the mental health and substance use community. This free publication brings together people who have experienced mental health or substance use problems, along with service providers, family and friends, community advocates, leaders, and decision-makers to share perspectives and tell stories.

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Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses

A province-wide community of practice, Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses promotes mental health and healthier relationships with alcohol and other psychoactive substances at their post-secondary institutions. Community members include students, campus service professionals, faculty, and administrators.

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Education Events

Education is the foundation of our health literacy mission. We work closely to deliver live inperson or virtual events to help British Columbians learn and connect. Current initiatives include Beyond the Blues mental health and substance use campaign, Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Proud2Be, National Child & Youth Mental Health Day, and In the Know information-sharing sessions.

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Visions Journal:

I find it helpful reading the stories and experiences of others. It makes me feel like I’m not alone and often I pick up on ideas with relatable situations. It also helps me to learn about what to expect as I move forward.