Call for culturally-aware crisis support for Indigenous peoples in B.C.
There are small lifestyle changes you can make to feel your best. Learn how healthy living plays a role in your wellbeing.
What defines ‘living healthy’ is often decided by you and what works best for your life. This may include physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual parts of your health that are important to you and your values. Living a healthy lifestyle may look different for you than it does for others.
There are things that you may consider in leading a healthy lifestyle or developing new healthy living habits:
Nutrition and relationship to food
Traditional cultural practices and traditional healing
It’s important to focus on actions that are easy for you to do, and that you can maintain on an ongoing basis. One approach that can help is setting SMART goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and have a timeline.
Making healthy choices can improve your energy levels, your mood, and your ability to focus. Healthy living can also reduce your risks for some mental health challenges, as well as other health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
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Foundry BC Virtual Services
Free phone, video and online intake, peer support and counselling for young people (ages 12-24) and their families.
This interactive, 8-week course helps you build skills for coping with stress, problem solving and boosting mood.
Through group-based sessions led by a trained facilitator over video conference, participants learn self-management skills using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. Living Life to the Full is for people of all ages – choose from tailored courses for adults, older adults, youth, and new moms.
For residents of B.C., virtual courses are being offered free of charge, thanks to funding from the province. Courses are offered in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.
Living Life to the Full is run by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. Their programs and resources promote mental wellbeing for of all as well as support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
This free, anonymous self-assessment tool helps you understand how you are feeling and reflect on your mental, physical and social well-being.
In a dozen questions, the Mental Health Check-in will ask you about sleep, eating, stress, mood, substance use, social support, and thoughts of harming yourself. It is anonymous and there is no right or wrong answer.
It is not a clinical test; if you think you might have a mental illness, talk with a mental health professional. If you need help finding a mental health professional, call 8-1-1.
The Mental Health Check-in is available in English, French and Traditional Chinese. It is run by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. Their programs and resources promote mental wellbeing for all, as well as support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.