Creston, BC January 15, 2021: Winter is a difficult time for those who experience low moods, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Town of Creston Council and staff want you to know that it is okay to be not okay. Reaching out virtually to trusted friends, family members and connecting with trained mental health professionals can support your mental health and well-being during difficult times. Please find below a list of mental health resources:
- Valley Community Services – offering emotional support to people in the Creston Valley to those experiencing difficulty due to the impacts of COVID-19 (http://www.valley.services/covid---19-information.html)
- Wellness Together Canada – providing free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained mental health professionals (https://ca.portal.gs/)
- Here 2 Talk – available to all students currently registered in BC post-secondary institution providing free access to confidential counselling (https://here2talk.ca/home)
For more resources visit: https://creston.ca/2415/COVID-19-Mental-Health
B.C. Recovery Benefit: A reminder to apply for the BC Recovery Benefit. The BC Recovery Benefit offers:
- $1,000 for families with incomes under $125,000. Families earning up to $175,000 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount. Single-parent families also qualify for these benefit amounts.
- $500 for single people earning less than $62,500. Single people earning up to $87,500 will qualify for a reduced benefit amount.
Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant: The BC Business Recovery Grant provides eligible businesses up to $30,000 and up to $45, 000 for eligible tourism related businesses for expenses such as installing new safety measures, adding e-commerce and purchasing new equipment. Grants are limited, so apply now: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant.