BounceBack offers quick tips to support your mental health during COVID-19

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division’s BounceBack program has developed a
mental health tip sheet to support those who may be experiencing heightened mental health
challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tip sheet, titled 10 things you can do right now to reduce anxiety, stress, worry related to
COVID-19, offers 10 quick and easy things anyone can do to alleviate mild-to-moderate
symptoms of anxiety or depression at a time when these difficulties may be exacerbated. Tips
include managing news consumption, challenging unhelpful thoughts, staying socially
connected, helping others, spending time outdoors and more.
BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and
up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low,
stressed, worried, irritable or angry. Participants receive telephone coaching, skill-building
workbooks and online videos to help them overcome these symptoms and gain new skills to
regain positive mental health.

The Ontario government recently announced an expansion of online and virtual mental health
supports, including BounceBack, to help Ontarians navigating the difficult realities in the wake of
Further, CMHA Ontario has compiled a list of services available by branch during the pandemic,
as well as a list of other provincial mental health supports.