COVID-19 Response

During this challenging time we remain committed to providing mental health support services to our members and clients, and a safe and healthy working environment for our staff.

For the most recent updates on our services, please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/newviewsociety

NOTE: You do NOT need a Facebook account to view the posts. Please let us know if you have any issues, or call 604-941-3222 to speak with a staff member.

Stay healthy, and we will get through this together.

RESOURCES:

(We have primarily included links to websites that will be updated with the latest information.)

Resources on Virus:

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/public-health-alerts

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

https://covid19.thrive.health/  (BC self-assessment tool)

If you are looking for non-medical information about COVID-19:

  • Call: 1-888-COVID-19*
  • Text: 604-630-0300
  • Online: BC CDC

 

Resources on Government Support (e.g. income, rent, family care):

For Individuals: https://bcnpha.ca/resources/covid-19-coronavirus/ Great summary of all Government supports available. Scroll down to ‘Financial Supports’ and click on the link ‘For individuals and residents’.

Provincial:

https://news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/bc-takes-steps-to-support-people-businesses-during-covid-19-pandemic

Federal:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

 

Community Supports:

Foodbank:

https://foodbank.bc.ca/find-food/

https://sharesociety.ca/news/share-covid-19-update

Rent Bank: https://sharesociety.ca/tri-cities-share-rent-bank

BC211: http://www.bc211.ca/ (Vancouver-based non-profit organization that specializes in providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC.)

 

Other COVID-19 resources and news articles – good but not as good as the government sources:

Drug Supply: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/safe-supply-drug-plan-covid-1.5511973

Emergency Aid: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-coronavirus-resources-a-list-of-emergency-aid-available-1.4870148

Disability Assistance: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-bc-support-income-disability-assistance-1.5519061

Prescriptions: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-patients-can-get-medication-refills-without-an-updated-prescription-1.5502049

Employment: https://kentemploymentlaw.com/2020/canadian-government-response-to-covid-19-fact-sheet-for-employers-and-employees/

 

Resources for supporting children:

https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-1-1.pdf

 https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

 https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Wellness Resources:

Health (Virtual Clinic): https://www.divisionsbc.ca/fraser-northwest (see a family doctor virtually for all health concerns)

Bouncebank: https://bouncebackbc.ca/register/ (skill-building program for managing mood and stress)

Documents below: Thanks to Ashley Lund, Recreation Therapist and Jennifer Burke Occupational Therapist at Tri-Cities Mental Health

Scroll down while hovering on a document to see multiple pages.

 

Social Distancing Infographic

 

Practice Self-Care In Nature

 

Managing Anxiety around COVID-19

 

Seize the Opportunity for Staying at Home

 

Phone Apps, Websites & Self-Help Books

 

Mindfulness Resource Package

 

Exercise Resources
Ideas to occupy your time - client resource April 2020