COVID-19 | Mental Health

A message from Justine Keirn of Valley Community Services regarding community support and counselling.

A message from Amber Riel on taking care of Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mental Health Resources 
Valley Community Services
Offering emotional support to people in Creston and surrounding areas who need help during this pandemic.
p. 250-428-5547
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Here to Help BC
Mental Health and Substance Use Information 
https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/ 
Canadian Mental Health Association
Offering a range of programs including peer support programs for all age ranges, counselling for parents, and general counselling. 
https://cmha.bc.ca/covid-19/  
We Well-being
The free, virtual WE Well-being program was recently launched as part of the new WE Schools @home program. Accessible for grades K-12 in both English and French, the program is aimed at youth who are experiencing anxiety and social isolation.
https://www.we.org/en-CA/get-doing/activities-and-resources/wellbeing/covid-19-toolkit 
EASE at Home
Offers helpful tips for parents, like how to teach children calming breathing techniques or use structured games like scavenger hunts to build routine in a way that’s fun

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health/ease 
Here 2 Talk
All students currently registered in a BC post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services.
www.here2talk.ca 
p. 1-877-857-3397
Bounce Back 
Free skill-building program designed to help adults manage low mood, mild depression, and support during COVID-19
https://bouncebackbc.ca/covid19/ 
p. 1-866-639-0522
e. bounceback@cmha
Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.  
https://ca.portal.gs/?lang=en-ca 
Anxiety Canada
Tools and resources to manage COVID-19 related anxiety
https://www.anxietycanada.com/ 
Crisis Service Canada
Suicide Prevention and Support
https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ 
p. 1-833-456-4566  text. 45645
Interior Crisis Line Network
Serves all support, crisis and suicide calls across the Interior Region
https://www.crisislines.bc.ca/interior 
p. 1-888-353-2273 or 1-800-SUICIDE
Mental Help Support
Emotional support, information and resources available 24/7
https://www.crisislines.bc.ca/services 
p. 310-6789
Mental Health Commission Canada
COVID-19 Resources
https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/mhcc-covid-19-resources 
Kids Help Phone
24/7 national support service
https://kidshelpphone.ca/ 
p. 1 800-668-6868  text 686868