BC’s Mental Health Scene | Winter 2020


There are a number of great mental health events coming to BC this Winter (with more to be announced and confirmed). We wanted to spend some time highlighting some of them for you!

We wanted to give a variety of options so so some events/programs you can attend virtually, others are in person and some are free while others are paid.

All are hosted by awesome people and organizations and focus on meaningful challenges and opportunities on a variety of topics!

Whatever you’re interested in, make sure to talk to the organizers if you are interested in getting involved. Most groups are more than willing to plug you in to their own, or other’s opportunities.

Here are just some of the upcoming mental health events…
*Click on the images to go to the event pages


Where You Are Podcast

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has recently launched a new mental health-focused podcast. Promote your family’s mental health and wellness from Where You Are to where you want to be. Through real stories, expertise, and practical tips, this podcast helps families promote their mental health and wellness, navigating important topics to meet you where you are in your journey.



FamilySmart® Practice Training

For the past 2-3 years, FamilySmart® has been leading their FamilySmart Practice Training workshops across BC and in Alberta. This one day training brings together young adults, families & service providers to learn with and from each other. FamilySmart Practice Training is an opportunity to share your perspective and to hear the perspective of others, so you can learn with and from each other! Together, we identify some of the skills and practices that support the relationship between young people and adults, and families and service providers. Next training is taking place in Prince George on January 31st.


Y Mind Youth & Teen Mindfulness Groups

Y Mind Youth and Teen Mindfulness Groups are six and seven-week programs for youth ages 13-17 and 18-30 respectively. Offered at a number of YMCA and Foundry locations across the province, the programs offer youth psychoeducational workshops, a support group under the leadership of Masters in Counselling graduates using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles, and a YMCA membership. The programming is offered at no cost to the participants, so financial concerns should not be a barrier. If you are 13-17 yrs old click here to find a program in your area and if you’re 18-30 click here. Many programs starting in January, click the image above and check you area for more details!


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is a highly respected program within the medical community for dealing with stress, pain, illness, and the demands of daily life. It was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. MBSR is not an alternative to traditional or psychological treatments but is a complement to those approaches. The next program runs from January 15th-March 4th, click the image for details and additional dates.



Bell Let’s Talk Day 2020

Bell Let’s Talk Day is on January 29, 2020! Follow along on their website and social media accounts for more information on how you can join in for the 10th anniversary of Bell Let’s Talk Day! This is a social media awareness campaign that typically sees over 100,000,000 impressions on social during the one day event. Check the link for more details and join the conversation Jan 29th by using #BellLetsTalk


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Thanks so much for checking out this post and we hope this has been helpful and make sure to check back again as we’ll be adding to the list over the next few weeks.

And if there’s an event we forgot to list, share it in the comments of this post so we can know about it!!

All the best,