Online caregiver group with DDMHS

Hey everyone, a big thanks to our friends at COPCS for the following resource:

Are you a Caregiver and Feeling Anxious? Online Group Chat with Anne!

These can be scary times! Are you a parent or support worker caring for a person with an intellectual disability and would like to talk about your worries? Using our smartphones or computers, we’ll all “Zoom” (talk together) about anxiety and supporting ourselves and someone else during these Covid times.

When: Wednesday mornings at 10:00—11:00 on May 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2020.

To join: Email Anne at for referral and instructions.

Hosted by: Anne Halas, Training Facilitator with Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services.

MS Bike Ride… Virtually..!

Dr. Jim Noiles

Hi everyone:

Our friend Val H had the best doctor… Jim Noiles. While Jim retired a few years ago, he has continued to stay active and helping others. One of the things he’s done over the years is the MS Bike Ride. He’s on a virtual team this year raising funds to beat Multiple Sclerosis. If you’re interested in donating to the cause, check out the ride through Jim’s fundraising page here.

Best wishes on the ride Jim!

Mental health resources from WorkSafeBC

Hey everyone, you might have read that the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan, and it talks about a safe re-start with WorkSafeBC. WorkSafeBC has a page dedicated to return to safe operations. On their page, they have a great list of resources geared to support mental health in the workplace:

Feel free to share with others!

BC’s Restart Plan

Hey everyone, the Province has posted BC’s Restart Plan to their website. As well as having great resources, it talks about:

  • Protective measures we’ve taken in B.C. have made a difference
  • The next stage of our challenge
  • How we’ll keep transmission low
  • How we’ll start getting people back to work (including details on “Phases 1 to 4”)
  • Some next steps to make life a little easier
  • How we’ll keep taking care of each other
  • The little things make a big difference

You can also download the plan as a PDF. Check it out!