The new RISE program has a range of free mental health resources (all phone or web based) available to British Columbians.
FREE PSYCHOTHERAPY OR COUNSELLING
Adults and older adults
• Access a free phone call with a Registered Psychologist though the COVID-19 Psychological First Aid Service from the BC Psychological Association.
• Access free, phone-based, short-term support with a counsellor from the BC COVID-19 Mental Health Network. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an appointment time
• Visit Wellness Together Canada to access free counselling and support as well as self-guided courses, apps, and other resources.
– Wellness self-assessment and tracking
– Self guided courses, apps, and other resources
– Group coaching and community of support
– Counselling by text or phone
For more information, visit:
- COVID-19 Self-assessment for testing
- COVID-19 for the public
- COVID-19 data
- COVID-19 for health care professionals
To access all information, click on the title, or the blue bold text.
A sample of the available information:
- List of essential services for B.C.
- Full list of federal and provincial financial benefits
- You must follow Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders. In a Provincial State of Emergency, the PHO can make orders as needed
- COVID-19 BC Gov Newsroom updates
- Government and Provincial Health Officer press conference videos
- Latest data on COVID-19 cases in B.C.
- Modelling and projections from press briefings
- Complete the COVID-19 questionnaire to share your ideas and input
- Seniors, adults, youth and frontline health care workers can access virtual mental health supports
- Emergency supports for people on income assistance, disability assistance, and low-income seniors
- 5 steps to manage COVID-19 stress, anxiety and depression