Hey everyone, there is a free webinar/workshop being offered by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) on June 2nd about the importance of practicing self-care as a caregiver – check it out and pass it on!
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:
- COVID-19 Psychological First Aid Service: Information and Signup (British Columbia Psychological Association) – Free virtual counselling provided by registered psychologists.
- COVID-19: Staying Well In Uncertain Times (Canadian Mental Health Association – B.C.) – Tips and information on how to reduce and manage anxiety in the workplace due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression (Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions) – Tips and resources on things we can do as individuals and collectively to deal with stress and support one another during these challenging times.
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak (World Health Organization) – These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as messages targeting different groups to support for mental and psychosocial well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.
- Mental Health and COVID-10 (Conference Board of Canada) – Videos on different aspects of mental health, including coping with anxiety, job loss, and dealing with isolation.
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health (COVID-19) (Public Health Agency of Canada) – Tips and resources for taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Feel free to share with others!
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!
Hey everyone, the Government of Canada is warning against Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams:
|As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, protect yourself and beware of associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Turn to trusted resources and advice for health, financial and security resources.|
Full details can be found here
Be aware of what information you provide, who you are providing it to, and why you need to provide it. If you aren’t sure of “the facts”, you can ask lots of questions and you can talk it over with someone you trust before you decide what to do!
Stay safe, and stay healthy.
Hey everyone, there is a free webinar later today called “Community Living in Isolation: Responding to COVID-19.” You can check out details and register here.
This webinar is presented in partnership with CLBC and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA). Panelists will be considering what Community Living looks like in a pandemic, when access to community is limited, and also discussing how the Community Living and housing sectors are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hey everyone, posAbilities is offering free Zoom-hosted online sessions called LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality from June 2 to July 2.
Along with two mandatory sessions for all participants, sessions available include:
- Different Types of Touch and Trusted People
- Gender and Identity
- Relationships and Decision Making
- Online Safety and Pornography
- Dating and Break-Ups
- Thinking about Sex (Determining “Readiness”, Types of Sexual Activity)
- Safer Sex (STIs and Contraception)
Check out their poster (PDF link below) for more information and details on how to register!
Hey everyone, there is a mental health resource available online called Huddol and in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) they are offering free counseling and coaching supports to caregivers.
Check it out, and pass it on!
Please see the file below for the bulletin from the Provincial Health Officer for Social Service Settings.
Here’s some information specific to disability supports and income assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Hey everyone, Castanet is reporting that the B.C. government is increasing the monthly amount that people on income and disability assistance receive to help them with COVID-19.
If you are not eligible for the federal government’s emergency support programs, or if you are a low-income senior, you will get an automatic $300 monthly for three months starting this month (April). Benefits will not be reduced for those who qualify for the $2,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit.