Self-care tools and apps to support your rehabilitation and recovery journey.
Mental health advocacy
- Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Program
Information, advocacy and support for people with mental health and substance use challenges in the areas of: personal and rental housing rights and responsibilities, navigating the health care system and accessing services, benefits and income assistance applications and appeals and communication with government. Call 604-596-1880 or (toll-free) 1-877-373-2311 to access or get more information about these services.
- Ask an Advocate
Informative videos, commonly asked questions, resources to help you understand the basics of the provincial income assistance and the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) disability program. Also includes information for tenants and people applying for common federal pension and other income support programs.
- Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Quick Reference Guide
This guide outlines basic information about the Persons With Disabilities program, related benefits and how to access the benefits.
Recovery and relapse
- Preventing Relapse of Mental Illnesses (Here to Help)
Medication management, early warning signs, taking action, seeking outside help when needed and relapse prevention planning.
Mental health apps
- A Simple & Free DBT Skills Diary Card
DBT Skills Groups focus on skills. This means that practicing the skills is much more important than anything else. If you are practicing DBT Skills and want a Diary Card, this app is great for you.
- CBT – i Coach
The app will guide users through the process of learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines, and improving their sleep environments. It provides a structured program that teaches strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia.
- Deep Sleep
Provides guided meditations intended to help you overcome insomnia.
- Emotion Diary
Record your emotions each day and track changes or patterns over time.
- Guided Mind
Guided meditations on a variety of topics dealing with the stresses and challenges of day-to-day life.
Learn to meditate in just 10 minutes a day with the Headspace app. Daily meditation has been shown to help people stress less, exercise more and even sleep better.
- iCounsellor – Anxiety
Portable self-help tool. Also available for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, depression and anger.
Offers access and guidance to support those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide.
- Mindfulness Meditation
This app will help you practice meditation with a series of audios adapted to the different needs of your everyday life.
Features a range of mood-enhancing activities, helps to identify and change unhealthy thinking, lets you rate and chart mood across time, and helps create journal entries using templates designed to promote well-being.