BCSS Online Support is an important resource for the many families and friends of people with mental illness. Family and friends of people with mental illness appreciate a safe and supportive place on the internet where they can share information and learn from others in their community.
Support is offered for diverse populations. For more details go to

In addition to 24/7 online support, free downloads of vital information and resources for families are also available through our website – fact sheets, pamphlets, booklets and videos plus information on vital activities happening in communities throughout British Columbia.

Helping Young Family Members

The BCSS Kids In Control program offers education, information and support for children aged 7-18 who have a parent suffering from a mental illness. Many young caregivers (children as young as 11 or 12) are the primary support person for an ill mother, father or sibling.