Canada’s Got You Covered Through COVID with Mental Health and Wellness
The upkeep of our mental health and wellness has never been so important. With social distancing basically being the new mantra for 2020, we have all had to pay even more close attention to our health and well-being. Whether its finding creative ways to be “together” or getting the support we need to upkeep and maintain a healthy mind, the current context has no doubt forced us to become creative and find new ways to obtain the resources we need; and we want to share some of our favorites with you!
Read below for a list of some of our go-to Canadian apps, platforms, and resources to keep you in touch with your inner self!
The Mental Health Commission of Canada
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has created a resource hub for anyone
looking for support during these unprecedent times.
Their page includes credible and evidence-based information that aims to improve the anxiety and stress surrounding the current context, and eliminate the overwhelming amount of misinformation that is out there.
Visit their resource hub by clicking here..
PTSD Coach Canada
The Government of Canada has developed a free tool that aims to help manage symptoms associated with PTSD (Personal Traumatic Stress Disorder). Although it is not a replacement for seeking professional help, the mobile app is a great resource for information and tools that can help you manage and track symptoms that can occur after trauma, as well as stress. Not to mention it is always with you when you may need it!
To get more information or download the app click here.
BounceBack is another great program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It aims to help adults and youth 15+ manage their stress levels, mood, and behaviors linked mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Their services can be offered through telephone conversation with one of their coaches and/or online videos. Embarking in this program allows you access to numerous tools that support you your mental health and well-being.
To learn more click here.
Mental Health First Aid Resilience Guide
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has created a guide towards teaching you about the importance of self-care and resilience. They advocate for implementing self-care into building into your daily or weekly routine to prevent stress and potential burnouts. With fact driven tips and information, their guide allows for you to create your own self-care and resilience plan and provides a number of phone resources by province.
To get started on your own self-care and resilience plan click here