New: Virtual Calming Room
A place for families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings and building our resilience during these uncertain times.
Parenting in Hard Times Infographics
10 Things to keep in mind
Help with the new ‘kiss and go’ drop off on the return to school.
Relationship, Room, and Rest for the Cooped-Up Adolescent
A brief article by Darlene Denis-Friske on helping adolescents cope with the emotional impact of the pandemic.
Parenting Tips Videos w/ Amanda Broadway
A home learning video library series that shows how to create calming spaces, stress reduction strategies, and other useful strategies to build skills needed for social emotional well-being.
Parenting During Coronavirus: You are Enough
Also on this website: How to de-stress with young kids.
EASE at home
Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators – at home offers helpful tips to parents.
Virtual Story Time at the Vancouver Public Library
Child & Youth Mental Health Supports
Take the Learning Outside
Celebrate 50 years of Earth Days or just delve into some of these outside learning activities & games with your kids. Lots of fun!
New: BC Children’s Hospital Back-to-School Wellness Toolkit
The B.C. Children’s Hospital has released a back-to-school wellness toolkit to help support families. This toolkit features practical guidance and resources to support families to help their child or youth as they adjust to the school routine and change in their environment.
Wellness Together Canada
Track your wellness journey or search for mental health, strengthening your relationships and managing substance use resources for youth and adults.
Telus Wise Parents Online Workshop
Online workshop offers tips on navigating screen time, parental controls, gaming, social media platforms, sexting and cyberbullying.
New: Stigma-Free Zone Youth & Teen Wellness Toolkits & Parent Resources
The Stigma-Free COVID-19 Wellness Toolkit website has inspiring stories, resources, & activities all in 1 place.
Play in Crisis: Support for Parents and Carers
Returning to School
A plan to lower anxiety for returning to school.
BC Ministry of Education FAQ about Return to School
Frequently asked questions about the continuity of learning in K-12 schools. FAQs also available in many languages: Chinese, French, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish.
BC Ministry of Education Keep Learning Website
Resources to support learning from home, everyday activities, keeping healthy.
That Discomfort You Are Feeling is Grief
Talking to Children About COVID-19
Explaining COVID-19 to Young Children: Hello I am a Virus
Supporting Teens and Young Adults during Coronavirus
Bounce Back BC
Free skill building program designed for youth & adults to manage low mood, stress & worry.
New: ParticipACTION Workout Video
Mom and me workout together video.
Fun Kids’ Play
Why nature is so good for kids, especially now. 39 fun ways kids can play outside.
How to keep yourself and your kids active during this time of physical distancing.
5 Minute Movement Break
A great way to take a body break!
How to Stay Active
During a time of isolation from the World Health Organization (WHO)
BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
FN Health Authority
First Nations information, resources, supports latest news and Public Health messages on COVID-19 mental health and wellness.