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The BC Council for Families is a non-profit organization that develops programs, workshops resources and services to support diverse families and advocates for public policy change to improve the lives of families throughout BC.
The Council offers training for family service professionals to assist families in increasing their confidence and preventing problems before they start with the following programs: Nobody's Perfect Parenting, My Tween and Me, Parent-Child Mother Goose, Alliance of Professionals Serving Young Parents, Home Visitor Initiative and Fathering workshops.
Melissa Drake is the founder of Brilliant Transformations. She is an Editor, Truthteller, and coach with a passion for words, writing, positive energy, and helping others recover from life’s tough transitions. She knows from personal experience, it's important to live your own truth over the truth others prescribed for you. She also knows writing helps process and heal your own hurts.
Once written, the act of sharing your story with others (whether that's on a small scale in an intimate support group, or on a large scale by publishing your story), can empower others. She desires to help individuals Live their Truth, Write their Story, and Empower Others. Her own vulnerable stories of survival have been featured on several global platforms including, Women for One, elephant journal, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, The Urban Howl, Thought Catalog, Sick Biz, She Owns It, and The SHFT Blog.
Connect with her on her website or on Facebook. She also has a closed group for individuals experiencing life’s tough transitions, that includes positive daily messaging. Request membership here. You can also follow Melissa on Instagram and Twitter.
Melissa knows and shows hope. There's life after depression and it's brilliant.
LookUp (LookUpIndiana.org) is a free online resource providing mental and behavioral health information and resources, while also offering stigma-reducing messaging. Users can search for mental health providers and support groups in Indiana nearest to them, get information on mental health topics, keep up-to-date on recent mental health news and blog posts, check for upcoming trainings and events and find 24/7 crisis help. LookUp provides information helpful to various demographics as well, including faith-communities, schools, workplace, medical providers, parents, and youth. For 24/7 help, text LOOKUP to 494949, or chat online.
LookUp is also home to the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative. Working alongside school districts and their community partners, we provide resources, training, and advocacy to build their capacity to promote the social, emotional, behavioral, mental, and physical health of Indiana’s school-age children and youth with the goal of increasing school engagement and improving educational and life outcomes. Visit the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative at https://lookupindiana.org/schools/.
What is PTSD? 3 Steps for Healing Trauma - An engaging workbook for trauma recovery with simple explanations, self-tests, real recovery stories and helpful exercises. Baranowsky & Lauer go beyond the expected approaches by applying their work to client stories and exercises that work for real people.
Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. Each of CHN’s 400+ volunteers is at least one year post-treatment or successfully undergoing maintenance therapies. They have faced more than 80 cancer types and speak 15 languages. Our volunteers offer support from diagnosis, through treatment and into recovery. Cancer Hope Network serves cancer patients in the United States and Canada.
"The first and most important benefit of Inspire is instantaneous: realizing that you are not alone with your diagnosis. No matter how remote in the world you may feel or how isolating your diagnosis, Inspire is that corner café or pub where everyone pulls up a chair to meet over shared concerns and learn something new."
Inspire was created with the belief that patients and caregivers need a safe and secure place to support and connect with one another.
We strive to be ethical and transparent, and we never forget that our community is built upon the trust of our members. We place the utmost value on this trust, and maintaining it is our highest priority.
Men's Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.
Hope and Me, The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.
Bipolar Support Every Friday 1-3PM in Office
Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Peer Support 1st Tuesday of the Month 1-3PM in Office
Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Peer Support 2nd Tuesday of the Month 7-8:50PM in Office
Clearing the Clutter (Hoarding) 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the Month 7-8:50 PM in Office
Courage and Compassion for Depression 2nd Wednesday of the Month 7-8:50 PM in Office
Depression and Anxiety 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month 7-8:50PM in Office
Family Members and Supporters 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month 7-8:50PM in Office
LGBTQ 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month 7-8:50PM in Office
Men's Group 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month 7-8:50PM in Office
Monday Mood Drop-In Every Monday 1-3PM in Office
Shyness and Social Anxiety Every Sunday 3-4:30PM on 519 Church Suite 301 (Hope and Me MDAO Affiliate)
Substance Use and Mood Disorders 1st and 3rd Monday 7-8:50PM in Office
West End Group 2nd Wednesday of the Month 6-8PM 1541 Jane St. Unison Health and Community Services
Women's Group Every Thursday 1-3PM in Office
Women's Group 2nd and 4th Monday 7-8:50PM in Office
Youth and Young Adults (Ages 16-30) Every Wednesday 7-8:50PM in Office
Drop-in One on One Peer Support Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8:30PM in Office (Up to 30 mins; up to 3 drop-in sessions; name, postal code, and birthday required) First come, first serve.
Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network offers free support for women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. We connect women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.Our mission here at Hope for Two is to provide women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support and hope.
Our Guiding Values:
We serve women in all socioeconomic, ethnic and religious backgrounds world-wide.
Volunteers with a history of cancer while pregnant are the mainstays of our support network.
We strive to remove barriers to women obtaining complete and accurate information about their options for dealing with cancer while pregnant.
We respect and support every woman’s personal decisions without judgment.
If you are looking to request support or become a volunteer support women you can visit our website at http://www.hopefortwo.org/