If you need help now, resources are available only a click or call away.
The Canadian Mental Health Association has created this collection of resources available to people in British Columbia, with support sources that include:
- BounceBack – Materials, resources, and weekly check-ins with a trained coach.
- Living Life to the Full – Learn self-management skills to deal with everyday challenges.
- COVID-19 Mental Health Check-In – A quick tool to help you reflect on your mental, physical, and social well-being.
- Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Phone-based coaching to develop strengths-based parenting.
Virtual doctor of the day
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Virtual Doctor of the Day program provides remote access to primary health care. The FNHA has developed an FAQ page that can be printed and shared, which has information on the different ways to access this service.
Additional resources to help you practice self-care during the COVID-19 outbreak:
- Action for Happiness– Understanding why self-care is vital, especially during a pandemic.
- Across Boundaries — mental health support and services working with Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism, and Anti-Oppression frameworks.
- Antidepressant Skills Workbook– A self-care manual to learn cognitive and behavioural methods to manage depression.
- Coronavirus Sanity Guide– Practical, actionable tools to cope with stress, fear, and anxiety.
- Get Active at Home– Reduce your sedentary behaviour through at-home workouts, live movement sessions, and activities for your children.
- Guided Mindfulness Exercises– Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive therapy exercises focus on your natural processes.
- Guided Self-Compassion Meditations– Downloadable files to practice self-compassion.
- Headspace– Meditative practices to help you take a moment.
- Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19– Clear strategies for managing and mastering your anxiety response to the current pandemic.
- Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth — this resource from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, is for African and Caribbean Canadian youth dealing with substance use and mental health concerns.
- The RAIN of Self-Compassion– A four-step process to practice mindfulness.
- The Science of Well-Being– Self-paced course to increase your happiness and form productive habits.