Mental Health

Tips to help you manage stress and day-to-day anxiety

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Length: 5 minutes

Join certified fitness leader Caroline MacLennan as she guides you through breathing and mindfulness exercises to lower stress and promote relaxation in the body. These exercises can be done anywhere, seated or standing. Equipment needed: none.

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Health Link BC shares a list of ways to manage anxiety, depression and stress during COVID-19. They also provide links to several different resources should you need additional help and support. 

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This link includes a list of tips from the Canadian Mental Health Association to help reduce feelings of anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also include links and resources related to other mental health supports. 

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This printable handout from the Choose to Move team includes tips for managing stress and techniques for relaxation and mindfulness.

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This information page from HealthLink BC includes instructions for breathing exercises to relieve stress and promote relaxation.

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The First Nations Health Authority provides a list of mental health and cultural support resources available during COVID-19. Some of these resources include telephone and online support lines, treatment and healing centres, and other Indigenous services.

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This progressive muscle relaxation guide from Anxiety Canada provides instructions for how to relax your muscles and release tension in the body and describes how these exercises can help to manage anxiety. 

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Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 35 to 65 minutes

This series from Pain BC offers videos on guided movement and relaxation for pain. Equipment needed: chair.

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