On March 26, 2020, 70 campus stakeholders gathered to discuss how they are supporting their campus communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. With campus closures disrupting regular services, participants discussed and shared different ways they are boosting mental well-being and helping prevent social isolation. A snapshot of the resources discussed is shared below.

Please note that page is a living document and more resources will be added over time. Please email [email protected] if you would like to contribute to this page. 

  • Online Support Groups/Counselling 

Zoom is a popular platform for campuses to host 1:1 counselling sessions and support groups remotely. However there is a privacy risk as outlined here. Other platforms used by different campuses for various telehealth needs are: Doxy and Titanium.

Guidelines to delivering care virtually can be found here and here

  • Online Social Activities

Hosting online multiplayer game sessions can help prevent social isolation. Some options to boost interactivity are: Quiplash, Houseparty and PlayingCards

When modifying in-person activities/courses to be delivered online, some recommendations can be found here and here

  • Funding

Various campuses are providing different financial aid to campus members based on their capacity. From individual gift cards to food banks and opening up institutional emergency funding; the response is diverse. Some funding options are also available from CBC and here for the general community (author and source unknown).

  • General Resources 

Canada COVID-19 App

Support your campus through the coronavirus crisis

COVID-19: Stay Well in Uncertain Times

Crisis Helplines 

Public Health and COVID-19

Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Here2Talk

CMHA BC Scholarships and Bursaries

Youth Space

Mental Health and Substance Use Support

WellCan

Managing Stress & Anxiety from COVID-19

Covid-19 Psychological First Aid Service: Information and Signup

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