The Porter PAC features various tools, resources and supports to support our mental and social well-being as the Porter community. Some of these come to our attention through the District PAC43 parent education programming.
Mental Health Resources
SD43 Mental Health Resources and Information
This features a wealth of mental health supports and resources for families in the Tri-Cities.
Support for Families
Family Smart: This program supports families of children and youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges:
Parents-in-Residence are parents of children/youth with mental health and substance use challenges. They provide peer support and connect families with resources. No referral necessary.
Champions for Community Mental Wellness
Creating awareness and understanding on mental health. Includes information and tips for families.
Confident parents: Thriving kids
Family-focused phone-based coaching service helping to reduce mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12.
The Family Support and Resource Centre at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals has self-help materials on anxiety and depression for families all over BC. You can pick up or have them mailed to you for free!
Prevention and Well-being
Big Brothers of Vancouver new Virtual Mentoring program matches a student “Little Buddy” in elementary school with a gr. 9-12 teen or adult “Big Buddy”, in a group setting over Zoom. Applications are online www.bigbrothersvancouver.com//get-involved/find-a-mentor/
MindShift app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic & conflict.
A fun online resource for kids ages 9-11 to learn stress management skills, developed by B.C. Children’s Hospital. By learning and developing healthy coping strategies, kids can better manage stress they face today and throughout their lives.
Parent Education Presentations through DPAC43
Growing up Digital: What makes our kids “tick” and how to keep them safe (January 27 2021)
To find the presentation, please look under Documents Page > under PRESENTATIONS > 2021-01-27 PRS Growing Up Digital DPAC
Coping with COVID – a presentation by Anxiety Canada on the Mindshift App
DPAC43 Parent Resources – presentations and resources on various educational topics