Province launches new website for mental health and substance use support

VICTORIA, B.C. – Residents across the province will now have access to a new website to connect people with vi…

VICTORIA, B.C. – Residents across the province will now have access to a new website to connect people with vital mental health and substance use supports.

This new website—Wellbeing— will help residents easily navigate and connect with mental health and substance use information and supports for children or youth, adults, parents or caregivers, seniors, Indigenous persons, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, people who use drugs, service providers, and post-secondary students.

“People seeking mental health and substance use supports have told me finding information is hard, and they don’t know where to start,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.

“Now we’ve built an online pathway for people in British Columbia to navigate to mental health and addictions support for themselves and their loved ones.”

Wellbeing features a guided search tool that lets users find a curated, personalized list of services based on answering questions like who they are and what they need. The website is particularly useful for those who may be seeking help for the first time and need some extra guidance in learning about different information and supports that are available.

“Having access to the Wellbeing website is particularly important for families now as they get ready to return to school,” said Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education.

“The transition can be stressful and cause anxiety, and I’m grateful that caregivers and students will have this resource to find the right information and help easily and quickly when they need it.”

 

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