Mental Health

Changing the status quo: B.C. agency pioneers one-stop-shop mental health care (Foundry)

A B.C. organization is changing mental health care delivery by pioneering a one-stop-shop model to make getting help easier for youth.

‘Nobody Knows’: UBC struggles to respond to Vancouver’s fentanyl crisis (Dr. Michael Krausz)

Fentanyl in Vancouver is a crisis traditional health services at UBC aren't prepared to face.

Foundry looks to change the lives of youth and how mental health is treated 
in the province

Midterms and final exams, for many students, are the worst. The pressure of performing well can make students feel overwhelmed and panicked, and despite the varied programs available at Capilano University, each comes with its own set of exams, projects and stresses. Mental health issues are on the rise among youth and counselling services are more in demand than ever.

Victoria youth mental health hub is BC’s next Foundry location

Cecily Killam was diagnosed with mental health issues when she was 13-years-old.

North Vancouver centre offers one stop shop for youth wellness (Foundry)

The idea behind Foundry North Shore is to bring more than 15 existing programs and services for youth and their families under one friendly roof. 

The Foundry North Shore youth centre finally opens up

A centre providing more than 15 programs and services for youth dealing mental illness and substance abuse opens up all under one roof. 

Foundry fundraising meets $2 million goal

It is with extraordinary pride and gratitude that we announce the completion of our ‘Not Alone’ campaign to raise $2 million to support the opening of Foundry Kelowna.

Foundry fundraising nearing its goal

The fundraising campaign behind the establishment of a new mental health services centre for youth in Kelowna is nearing its $2 million objective.

Foundry youth mental health clinics fundraise to expand B.C.-wide (Dr. Steve Mathias)

“We want to make sure youth have easy access during their time of need and long-term,” explained psychiatrist Dr. Steve Mathias.

Foundry youth centre seeks donors (Dr. Steve Mathias)

A one-stop shop for health and social services for youth is getting a one-time cash injection from a philanthropic foundation with the aim of seeing the project to completion.


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