The Chinese Mental Health Promotion Program improves the lives of individuals in the Chinese community by increasing awareness of mental health issues, promoting wellness through recreational and leisure activities and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness. For over 20 years, the program has hosted monthly support groups in Cantonese and Mandarin, has held depression/anxiety screenings and large festival events, and with the help of community partners, has facilitated workshops on a variety of topics such as grievance, managing money, understanding emotions, etc. As well, programs include culturally rich and supportive activities ranging from painting, singing to exercise sessions and laughter yoga. The program includes a component entitled “Happy Seniors,” which provides programming specific to the unique needs of Cantonese and Mandarin speaking older adults.
- Resource list – Chinese Mental Health Promotion
For more information, please contact our Chinese Mental Health Promotion Program Coordinator, Stella Lee, by email or at 604-872-4902 ext 235.
“We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia”