Call for culturally-aware crisis support for Indigenous peoples in B.C.
Stress is a normal part of life and affects everyone. Find resources, tools, apps, and articles so you can determine which stress management approaches are the right fit for you.
Everyone feels stress from time-to-time, and can experience stress differently. Stress is how your body reacts to any change or challenge that you experience in work or school, or as a result of a life change or traumatic event.
Stress can impact your emotions, mind and body in ways that negatively affect your overall health. For example, too much stress can impact your mood, behavior, relationships, and even work.
Things to know about stress:
Consistent feelings of stress can affect your physical and mental health.
On-going moderate to high levels of stress can make your symptoms even worse. Even moderate levels of stress that consistently or continuously occurs can be harmful to your overall wellbeing.
Stress can lead to changes in your immune system. The affects of stress on your body can lower your immunity and make it harder for your body to fight off infections.
If you’re feeling stressed but aren’t sure how to manage it, there are steps you can take.
To get started, read about these resources, tools, apps, and articles so you can determine which stress management approaches are the right fit for you.
Concerned about your child?
Children, teens, and young adults can also experience high levels of stress.
Signs of stress in young children can include anger, stomach aches, and acting withdrawn. Teens may experience anger, low-self esteem, headaches, and panic attacks.
Need more help?
Call 8-1-1: A free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. Speak to a health service navigator, who can help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family.
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HealthLink BC (8-1-1)
Free, reliable non-emergency health information and advice available by phone (8-1-1), online, or mobile app.
Free, reliable non-emergency health information and advice available by phone, online, or mobile app.
Get the health information you need to make decisions for yourself and those you care for. Information is available anywhere in B.C., any time of the day or night, every day of the year, online or by phone.
Visit HealthLinkBC or call 8-1-1 to speak with a health service navigator, who can also connect you with a:
Registered nurse any time, every day of the year
Registered dietitian from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Qualified exercise professional from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Pharmacist from 5 pm to 9 am every day of the year
Translation services are available in more than 130 languages. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, you can call 8-1-1 using Video Relay Services (VRS) or Teletypewriter (TTY) – learn more.
Online information and resources that help people live well, prevent and manage mental health and substance use challenges.
Find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in B.C. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways and learn how you can support a loved one.
Trusted information and support for healthcare workers.
Support for employees and quick daily coping tips are available through this online hub for healthcare workers. This website provides a range of easy to use resources to support mental health and wellbeing.
Designed for care providers and their leadership team, Care for Caregivers provides support related mental health stressors. This initiative comes from a partnership between the Canadian Mental Health Association and SafeCare BC, and is supported by the B.C. Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.
Have a question? Use the online form for questions or comments.
Tools, resources, anxiety plans and courses to help anyone living with anxiety.
Free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety. Anxiety Canada develops programs that raise awareness about anxiety, and support access to proven treatment.
Offers online courses like My Anxiety Plans (MAPs) which are anxiety management programs based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), an evidence-based psychological treatment. Available for children, youth and adults.