Covid -19 Information
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.
Support for Mental Health
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.
Fetch BC, supported by Nanaimo Division of Family Practice, provides a local directory of organizations supporting adult mental health.
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.
Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888, 24/7
Crisis Chat: www.vicrisis.ca, 6pm-10pm
Crisis Text: 250-800-3806, 6pm-10pm
Support for Essential Workers
The BCPA Covid-19 Psychological Support Service is designed to help health care and other essential workerswho are experiencing stress, anxiety, or uncertainty due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Training and education resources to improve psychological health and well being for workers responding to COVID-19. A partnership between SafeCare BC and CMHA. Available: April 20th.
Support for Seniors
Safe Seniors, Strong Communities is a program that matches seniors who need support with non-medical essentials, to volunteers in their community who are willing to help.