Students: Managing your mental health

Amidst the current outbreak of COVID-19, you may be developing feelings of fear, stress, worry, and isolation – these feelings are natural. Everyone reacts differently. If you need help with these feelings, below are articles and resources that will guide you in managing your mental health.

Additional information can be found in the Student Wellness section of our website.

Taking care of your mental health during the outbreak

Read information to help you manage your stress and anxiety during this period of time.

Understanding Stress
Know how to recognize your signs of stress and manage the stress response.

Psychology Today
Learn how to stay emotionally healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Canadian Mental Health Association
Understand what the coronavirus is, including signs of infection, prevention recommendations, and the current risk to Canadians.

Anxiety Canada
Consider specific steps to take if you’re anxious or worried about the COVID-19 situation.

Foundry BC
Find ways to take care of yourself when you’re feeling anxious about the news and updates around the outbreak.

Resources available online or on the phone

There are many services and resources you can reach out to when you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious.

UBC Counselling Services
Counselling Services appointments are all being offered by phone during the COVID-19 outbreak. Students can call Counselling Services, 604 822 3811, to schedule an appointment by phone.

Receive free, single-session confidential counselling online or by phone, no matter where you are in the world.

Call 811 to speak with a registered nurse, or access online resources for health-related questions.

Wellness Together Canada
Access a free mental health online assessment, e-mental health resources or individual counselling from anywhere in the world.

Crisis Centre BC
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or at risk of harm, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time.

Here to Help
Browse strategies to help you take care of your mental health.

Mental Health Commission of Canada
Check out the COVID-19 Self-care & Resilience Guide and build self-care into your routine to improve resilience and prevent burnout.