COVID-19 | Mental Health

A message from Justine Keirn of Valley Community Services regarding community support and counselling.

A message from Amber Riel on taking care of Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mental Health Resources 
Valley Community Services
Offering emotional support to people in Creston and surrounding areas who need help during this pandemic.
p. 250-428-5547
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Here to Help BC
Mental Health and Substance Use Information 
Canadian Mental Health Association
Offering a range of programs including peer support programs for all age ranges, counselling for parents, and general counselling.  
We Well-being
The free, virtual WE Well-being program was recently launched as part of the new WE Schools @home program. Accessible for grades K-12 in both English and French, the program is aimed at youth who are experiencing anxiety and social isolation. 
EASE at Home
Offers helpful tips for parents, like how to teach children calming breathing techniques or use structured games like scavenger hunts to build routine in a way that’s fun 
Here 2 Talk
All students currently registered in a BC post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services. 
p. 1-877-857-3397
Bounce Back 
Free skill-building program designed to help adults manage low mood, mild depression, and support during COVID-19 
p. 1-866-639-0522
e. bounceback@cmha
Wellness Together Canada
Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed. 
Anxiety Canada
Tools and resources to manage COVID-19 related anxiety 
Crisis Service Canada
Suicide Prevention and Support 
p. 1-833-456-4566  text. 45645
Interior Crisis Line Network
Serves all support, crisis and suicide calls across the Interior Region 
p. 1-888-353-2273 or 1-800-SUICIDE
Mental Help Support
Emotional support, information and resources available 24/7 
p. 310-6789
Mental Health Commission Canada
COVID-19 Resources 
Kids Help Phone
24/7 national support service 
p. 1 800-668-6868  text 686868