The BC Centre for Disease Control, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides provincial and national leadership in disease surveillance, detection, treatment, prevention and consultation. Here you can find Covid-19 self assessment tools, provincial data, and resources for health workers dealing with Covid-19.
Information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus. Here you can find information for health professionals, community partners, and the general public, as well as public health orders and shareable resources.
BounceBack is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
Anxiety Canada is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety. In dealing with Covid-19 they’re currently hosting town halls with an expert panel discussing effective and practical strategies to cope with anxiety.
Vancouver Island Crisis Society provides short-term nonjudgemental support, crisis intervention, resources, public access to Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use services; training in schools; workshops; and bereavement support.
Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.
CEO Veronica Carroll interviews experts across Vancouver Island on issues affecting children’s health. They discuss strategies parents can use to help their children amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, how parents can support their own wellbeing, and age-appropriate tips on how to communicate with their children about the current situation.
The Nanaimo Child Development Centre has been working around the clock strategizing and developing programming to be able to offer continuity of service. You can continue to reach NCDC by email or telephone. There is a list of resources available to families on their website.