COVID-19: Mental Health
on the web
These curated resources are free and easily accessible on the web! All you need is an internet connection.
Call the helpline at 2-1-1 for information and referral to community, government and social services in BC. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, this service will take calls from people who would like to volunteer to help seniors in their community with basic needs, including grocery shopping and pharmacy drop-offs and check-ins.
All British Columbians can access free, telephone-based psychological first-aid to any BC resident experiencing stress, anxiety or uncertainty related to the COVID-19 outbreak through a collaboration between UBC Okanagan, the BC Psychological Association, and the province.
- To seek assistance, submit the form to request help (found at the bottom of the page) or
- Call 604-827-0847. You will then be contacted from one of 200 volunteer registered psychologists within 24 to 48 hours.
Maintained by the BC government, this site recommends things we can do as individuals and collectively to deal with stress and support one another during these challenging times.
Canadians are being challenged in a number of ways during the COVID-19 pandemic because of isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life. Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help get Canadians back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance abuse, social isolation and relationship issues.
Explore these resources in multimedia formats.
In this recorded webinar, Dr. Susan Siklos, a Registered Psychologist, discusses anxiety in children, with a particular focus on how children are experiencing anxiety in the time of COVID-19. Parents can expect to learn what normal worries vs. more significant anxiety looks like, how to talk to their children about COVID-19, and a few tools to help their child manage their anxiety.
Presented on April 30, 2020 by the West Vancouver Memorial Library in partnership with the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic.