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Reprinted from the "COVID-19" issue of Visions Journal, 2020, 16 (2), p. 48

Information about COVID-19 benefits and services

Information about COVID-19 and how to stay safe

Mental Health information, resources, and courses

  • Coping With COVID-19 from Anxiety Canada:
  • Stay Well from the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division:
  • Bounce Back course (by phone or online) for low mood, stress and anxiety:
  • COVID-19 Psychological First Aid Service from the BC Psychological Association:
  • Moving Forward Family Services low-barrier and low-cost counselling (online or by phone):
  • Kelty’s Key for free virtual self-help and therapy:
  • Wellness Together Canada for mental health and substance use resources, support and counselling:
  • Foundry in-person and virtual supports for young people ages 12-24:
  • Family Caregivers of BC for virtual support, the Caregiver Support Line, and other supports for people who care for a loved one:
  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre resources for parents, caregivers, and young people:
  • Confident Parents Thriving Kids phone coaching for parents and caregivers of children who experience anxiety or behaviour challenges:
  • Strong Minds Strong Kids for resources for children, youth, and caregivers

Phone lines and virtual support available 24/7

  • If you have thoughts of suicide or are concerned about a loved one: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
  • BC Mental Health Support Line for referrals to local services or a friendly ear when you just need to talk to someone: 310-6789 (no area code)
  • Hope For Wellness Helpline for Indigenous people by phone or online: 1-855-242-3310 or
  • Kids Help Phone for support for children and youth to age 20: 1-800-668-6868 or
  • BC211 to find community resources like the Safe Seniors Strong Communities Program for older adults who need help with non-medical essentials, food banks, financial assistance, mental health and substance use care, and more: 2-1-1 or

Support for health care workers


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