Vancouver Island Crisis line 1-888-494-3888 - - Helps families sort out where to turn to next. 24/7
Comox Valley Girls Group - is celebrating its 15th year in the Comox Valley. We run 4-6 groups per year (Winter, Spring, Fall) in 2 age groups: 11/12; 13-15. Groups run after school weekly for 8-12 weeks. Most groups operate out of Comox Valley Transition Society, #202-576 England Avenue. Other community locations are utilized at times. Our website is www.comoxvalleygirlsgroup.com Also on Facebook.
www.hincksdellcrest.org The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources - one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.
www.teenmentalhealth.org/ - a site specifically about how the teenage brain works. Tons of resources, including information about the importance of SLEEP, Dr Suzuki's "Surviving The Teenage Brain" (Nature of Things), anxiety, mental disorders, and much more !
www.mindcheck.ca/ - has information about substance use, moods, stress
www.forcesociety.com Comox Valley has a representative serving families and youth; Colleen Clarke provides confidential information and support, and promotes children and youth mental health.
www.keltymentalhealth.ca/ BC's mental health resource for children, youth and families.
August 23-24, 2012 Conference: The 3rd annual Summer Institute will bring together teachers, school counsellors, school support staff, school administrators, district staff, parents, students and school community partners to exchange knowledge and ideas about how to build school connectedness and improve student mental health and well-being.
www.mooddisorders.ca/program/check-up-from-the-neck-up - a site that provides an online quiz so that you can help evaluate your own mental health.