WithinSight eNews – issue 1

Subject: WithinSight eNews – issue 1

Issue 1 | Winter 2009

Welcome to the first issue of WithinSight: mental health + substance use resources for multicultural communities!

WithinSight features BC resources about mental health, well-being, alcohol use and other drug use that are designed for multicultural and multilingual communities. In addition to keeping you up to date on new resources through our popular BC website HeretoHelp, we will feature other resources we like that can help you access resources in many languages. We will also profile resources we like that promote mental health and substance use dialogue among all British Columbians. Our goal is to bring these useful resources “within sight” of the service providers and communities that could be helped by them.

WithinSight is published by the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information and is delivered to your inbox every two months. It’s funded by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.

[http://i2.cmail1.com/ei/y/6C/D69/993/113555/csimport/whatsnew_1.jpg] What’s New at HeretoHelp

New Multilingual Webpages on HeretoHelp
The BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information is launching a new section of the HeretoHelp website. This new section will provide webpages in many different languages, including Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi (Persian)/Dari, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Vietnamese. Mental health and substance use information in many languages will be easily accessible from the Here to Help homepage. Visit www.heretohelp.bc.ca<http://canadianmentalhealthassociationbcdivision.cmail1.com/t/y/l/ulhkih/kuldkhlyy/r> to check it out!

[http://i3.cmail1.com/ei/y/6C/D69/993/113555/csimport/publications_2.jpg] Featured Publication

Cultures West: Promoting Mental Health for Immigrants and Refugees
The Spring 2009 issue of Cultures West, the magazine of AMSSA (Association of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC), focuses on immigrant and refugee mental health. This issue covers a broad range of issues, including multicultural services for children and youth, interpreting in mental health, postpartum depression in immigrant women and first-person perspectives. Be sure to check out the comprehensive list of multicultural mental health and substance use resources at the back of the magazine.

To access a PDF of the issue directly, visit www.amssa.org<http://canadianmentalhealthassociationbcdivision.cmail1.com/t/y/l/ulhkih/kuldkhlyy/y>.To order a print version of Cultures West, contact AMSSA at 604-718-2780 in Greater Vancouver or toll-free at 1-888-355-5560 outside of the Lower Mainland.

[http://i4.cmail1.com/ei/y/6C/D69/993/113555/csimport/agency_3.jpg] Featured Agency

SUCCESS Counselling Services
SUCCESS is a multi-service agency that promotes the well-being of all Canadians and Chinese immigrants. They offer many counselling services in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Their programs include:

 *   Individual, couples and family counselling
 *   Respectful Relationships and Relationship Violence
 *   Problem gambling counselling and a problem gambling hot line
 *   Chinese help lines staffed by trained volunteers, available every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Depending on the program, they accept self-referrals and referrals from other agencies or ministries. For more information on SUCCESS Counselling Services, including contact information for individual programs and referral processes, visit www.successbc.ca<http://canadianmentalhealthassociationbcdivision.cmail1.com/t/y/l/ulhkih/kuldkhlyy/j>.

While many SUCCESS services are based in the Lower Mainland, they have a service centre in Ft. St. John that can help answer individual enquires, connect people with community resource and orientate new immigrants. To contact the Ft. St. John office, call 250-785-5323.

[http://i5.cmail1.com/ei/y/6C/D69/993/113555/csimport/events_4.jpg]Featured Event

Diversity Health Fair 2010
AMSSA (Association of Multicultural Service Societies and Service Agencies of BC) will host Diversity Health Fair 2010 on May 29, 2010. This year’s theme is “Promoting Healthy Living.” The fair will feature health and dental screenings, cooking and fitness demonstrations, and other demonstrations and information in many languages. Admission is free! Diversity Health Fair will be held in Vancouver at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, visit the website at www.amssa.org/healthfair2010<http://canadianmentalhealthassociationbcdivision.cmail1.com/t/y/l/ulhkih/kuldkhlyy/t> or call 604-718-2780.

Let us know about your multilingual mental health or substance use programs, services, agencies, publications or events! If you have any ideas or suggestions for WithinSight, please send them to wi*********@he********.ca<mailto:wi*********@he********.ca>.

About Us | WithinSight is produced by the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information, a group of provincial mental health and addictions agencies – AnxietyBC, BC Schizophrenia Society, Canadian Mental Health Association’s BC Division, Centre for Addiction Research of BC at UVic, FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health, Jessie’s Hope Society, and Mood Disorders Association of BC. Since 2003, we’ve been combining our efforts to help individuals and families better manage mental health and substance use problems. BC Partners work is funded by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services. For more information, please visit www.heretohelp.bc.ca<http://canadianmentalhealthassociationbcdivision.cmail1.com/t/y/l/ulhkih/kuldkhlyy/i>.

Disclaimer | This newsletter contains information collected from a variety of sources, individuals and organizations that we consider reliable. However, the information and links provided do not necessarily represent the views of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. Under no circumstances shall BC Partners members be held liable for any damages, losses, demands or claims. WithinSight does not share your email address or use it for purposes other than delivering the e-newsletter. If you would like to know more about our efforts to protect your privacy, please contact wi*********@he********.ca<mailto:wi*********@he********.ca>.

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