Initiative:

Cross-Cultural Mental Health Literacy

Accomplishments

Helping Families and Caregivers Navigate the Mental Health System

I use these videos often specifically with clients that have English as a second language and have found it super helpful! 

Social Worker, Ministry of Children and Family Development

When a child or youth is experiencing a mental health challenge, it can be difficult to know where to get help or who to talk to. Our videos provide families helpful information on where to start.

Supporting the Healthcare Experiences of Patients and Families From All Cultures

1500+

BC health professionals have engaged with CulturallyConnected.ca

A health literacy resource designed to help health professionals address the health concerns and support the health care experiences of diverse clients.

Our plan is to have our first year MSc Genetic Counselling students work through the content on the Culturally Connected website resource in preparation for their seminar class on Cross-Cultural Counselling. Glad to have found this resource. 

Clinical Coordinator, Genetic Counselling Program

Achieving the vision

Our focus is to ensure that BC residents from all cultures have access to, understand, communicate and evaluate accurate and up-to-date mental health and substance use information to make decisions, or help others make decisions about their well-being. This year, thanks to RBC, we developed and evaluated resources for culturally and linguistically diverse families as well as the health professionals who work to support them.

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