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A Sibling's Guide to Psychosis
A guide providing information, ideas and resources to siblings of young people with psychosis, guided by the reflections and experiences of siblings themselves.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Autism Parent Resource Kit
The Government of Ontario's Autism Parent Resource Kit can help you navigate the services, supports and programs that may be available to you.
Government of Ontario
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
CAMESA Guidelines
The Canadian Alliance for Monitoring Effectiveness and Safety of Antipsychotics in Children (CAMESA) guidelines provide parents and doctors with information about the side effects of antipsychotic drugs in children.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca), Primary Care (primarycare.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Iris the Dragon Books
Iris the Dragon is a charity which creates educational material for adults and young readers to help facilitate a conversation between parents, teachers and children about issues relating to mental health and wellness. Now approved by the Departments of Education for the Province of Manitoba and Nova Scotia as acceptable resource material for their mental health curriculum, Iris the Dragon's books address a variety of emotional, behavioural and neurodevelopmental conditions and recognize the importance of family, school, and community in promoting the potential of every child and youth, regardless of mental health challenge.
Iris the Dragon (Charity)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Just Ask!
Guide for children and youth with siblings with mental illness.
TeenMentalHealth.org
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Managing Stress
A tutorial that helps you explore possible stressors in your life, and provides suggestions of how to deal with them.
US National Library of Medicine: National Institutes of Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Mental Health Caregiver Guide
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), Military Family Services (MFS), and the Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) to develop a national resource for Canadian caregivers of children, youth, adults, and older adults facing mental illness or experiencing mental health challenges.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Mental Health Caregiver Guide
A national resource for Canadian caregivers of children, youth, adults, and older adults facing mental illness or experiencing mental health challenges.
ttawa Public Health (OPH) ; Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA); Military Family Services (MFS) ; Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
MindHealthBC
Online service to help you find the help you need for depression, anxiety, and other mental health and substance use conditions. This includes: * Local support groups and health services within Vancouver, Richmond, and Coastal communities * Online information pages and workbooks provided through BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information and other trusted BC sources * Self-help or supported self-help programs such as the BC Canadian Mental Health Association’s Bounce Back® Online (available without a doctor’s referral) * Valuable resources for friends and family members seeking information for their loved ones.
Vancouver Coastal Health/ Providence Health Care
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Mobile app, such as for iOS, Android, etc., Movies and videos, Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
MindMasters
Started in 2000, MindMasters is a program that gives adults who work with or live with children, short, proven activities to do with children to help them learn positive living skills. Adults teach children all sorts of skills - tying their shoes, reading a book, riding a bike, cooking a meal. These practical skills help children to learn to manage the workd. There are other skills that children need to learn too. How to relax in a dentist's chair. How to channel feeling of anger so no one gets hurt. How to focus on a task to get it done. How to keep upbeat when life seems hard. We all need these skills to excel at living, to make the most of opportunities life offers to us. The program was created by Dr. Terry Orlick with the assistance of graduate students at the University of Ottawa and feedback from children, social workers, nurses, teachers and counsellors who have been doing the activities with children and evaluating their success for years. These positive-living skills activities have been assembled in the Mindmasters program and are being made available through the Positive Living Skills for Children project. You will find that the activities are suitable in all sorts of settings, particularly with children aged 4 to 12. You will find the music that supports the teaching of positive-living skills here.
Child and Youth Health Network for Eastern Ontario
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
National Anti-Drug Strategy
Excellent website with a wealth of information and materials about specific drugs (cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, etc.), as well as advice for parents on how to connect with their kids and keep them safe from drugs.
Health Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos, Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Opening the Door to Better Mental Health for Your Youth
The keys to taking care of youth mental health are to work towards building close and genuinely supportive relationships and promoting mental wellness, and to get help early should problems arise. This free guide was designed to help parents forge and strengthen those connections and support their youth's mental health.
Parters for Mental Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Parenting After Separation: A Handbook for Parents
This handbook focuses on the needs of children when parents separate and how you can help meet those needs. Your children need your love and support throughout the separation, which is a difficult time for them. They also need your love and support through the post-separation years, as your family adjusts to a new life.
BC Ministry of Attorney General
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
SAFERA
Fondé en 1998, SAFERA est un organisme francophone dont la mission est centrée sur la prévention du syndrome d’alcoolisation fœtale (SAF) et la réponse aux besoins des personnes atteintes. Ressources: site Internet, groupe de soutien pour parents francophones, livre Enfants de l'alcool, affiches, dépliants, DVD, consultations téléphoniques, formations.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
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Sleep: A critical but overlooked aspect of dementia management
Website providing information about sleep and dementia from the University of Alberta. Provides reliable, evidence-based information about the relationship between sleep and dementia, and provides help in accessing resources for assessing and managing sleep problems in older adults with dementia. A full report of our review and downloadable patient education brochures on different non-pharmacological sleep interventions is also accessible on the website.
University of Alberta
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
The Sibling Support Project
National, American effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
When Your Brother or Sister Has Psychosis
Fact sheet for those who have a sibling with psychosis.
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
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