Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

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Mental Health Week 2017

Mental Health Week (sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association) is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health.

Coquitlam Public Library is hosting several free programs focusing on a variety of mental health issues:

Tuesday, May 2

Poirier Branch
1:30 - 3:30 pm, A Healthy Brain

Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages participants to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their brain. Learn strategies and set goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend.

Registration is required. Please leave a message on our registration line at 604-937-4155 with your name, the name of the program, and the number of people who will be attending. 

Thursday, May 4

City Centre Branch
7:00 - 8:30 pm, Youth Mental Health and Substance Abuse, presented by SHARE Counsellors

Learn about the prevalence of youth mental health and substance use problems, and receive tips on building relationships with youth to prevent problems and/or provide support. For adults, parents, caregivers and youth-serving professionals. Registration is not required.

Friday, May 5

City Centre Branch
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Getting to Know Dementia

This introductory session reviews information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning for the future. People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend – this session is not intended for a general audience.

Registration is required. Please leave a message on our registration line at 604-937-4155 with your name, the name of the program, and the number of people who will be attending.

Wednesday, May 10

City Centre Branch
6:00 - 8:00 pm, Mental Health and Employment

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor from Fraser Health, representatives from New View Society and AVIA Employment Services will share their knowledge on employment and vocational guidance for mental disabilities in an informal discussion with the community. Everyone, especially employers, is welcome and registration is not required.

Friday, May 12

City Centre Branch
1:00 - 3:00 pm, Meet and Greet with Tri-Cities Mental Health

In this informal meeting, staff members from Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre will explain mental health services offered in the Tri-Cities and how to access them. In addition to English, there will be staff who speak Cantonese/Mandarin, Korean and Farsi to facilitate communication and answer your questions. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required.

Mental Health Resources

For more information about related mental health issues as well as programs and services, click on any of the following:

BC Mental Health and Substances Use Services (Programs and Referral Info at a Glance)

Canadian Mental Health Association

Fraser Health Authority: Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Here to Help BC


Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-READ (7323)