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Five Mental Health Resources in Your Community

Five Mental Health Resources in Your Community

This Mental Health Week, take some time to support your mental wellbeing. Here are five mental health resources available in Richmond and the Lower Mainland:

  1. Mad Practice: Sanity Skills for Crazy Times 

    This mental health meet-up on Saturday, May 15 2021 with JD Derbyshire is a chance to connect with your community and develop skills for coping with uncertainty. JD will share their knowledge and facilitate discussion, and you can participate at your own comfort level—camera on or off, using text chat or your voice, taking a break whenever you need. Register now to secure your spot.

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  2. Chimo Community Services

    Chimo Community Services is a Richmond-based organization that supports people facing injustice, violence and crisis. Explore their resources including parent education workshops and counselling services offered in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese. ​

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  3. QMUNITY

    QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. They currently offer ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families via phone and video. All of their counsellors are members of LGBTQ2S+ communities.

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  4. Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada

    A grassroots organization originally founded in Richmond, the Community Mental Wellness Association of Canada provides counselling services and education in multiple languages. Their community support program, Heart to Heart, provides a safe online space for people with mental health questions and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each session focuses on a different mental health topic with a team of professionals to offer help, share guidance, and answer queries from attendees.

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  5. Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN)

    ​Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) is a network of supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the province. Find resources for yourself or a family member, including Autism integrated medical services and sibling support services. 

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