Mental health and substance use challenges can affect everyone, regardless of their background, culture or ethnicity.
Understanding mental health information and how to get help for your child can be hard for anyone. It can be even more difficult to find resources and services that consider people’s culture and language.
Below you will find information in different languages to help your family learn about mental health challenges and disorders, and find mental health support in British Columbia.
On our website we also write content in simple English (plain language) as much as possible.
Translated Mental Health Resources
Mental health and substance use fact sheets in multiple languages.
Part 1 Where can Families Start? Supporting Children & Youth with Mental Health Challenges
This video describes British Columbia’s mental health system and four different professionals families can connect with if they are concerned about their child or youth's mental health.
Part 2 What can Families expect Along the Way? Supporting Children & Youth with Mental Health Challenges
This video describes what families can expect when they meet with a health professional about their child’s mental health for the first time, and how to prepare themselves and their child for that first meeting.
Families, Together: Supporting the Mental Well-being of Children and Youth
Video and discussion guide featuring families from different cultural backgrounds and health professionals sharing their experiences supporting a child or youth with a mental health challenge.
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre
Provides resources in multiple languages to support culturally safe and competent mental health care for Canada's diverse population, with resources for patients, families, community organizations and health professionals.
CAMH Multi-Language Resources
Find information on mental health and substance use in many languages. This includes fact sheets like “Asking for Help When Things Are Not Right” and "Alone in Canada" booklet.
Offord Centre for Child Studies
This site has informational pamphlets on different mental health challenges and disorders in multiple languages. Topics include anxiety, autism, behavioural challenges, mood problems, substance use, and more.