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1300 David Avenue, Port Moody, BC, V3H 5K6| Phone: 604-461-8679| Contact Us
Heritage Woods Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThis page is full of mental and physical health resources for students, parents, staff and others related to dealing with these unprecedented times. ‚Äč

If you don't find what you are looking for here, ‚Äčplease look at the links back on the main resource page‚Äč (youth resources, parent resources), which are full of a greater variety of mental and physical health resources.

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10min online wellbeing modules for students and teachers
Our free Online Modules are designed to support the mental health of both teachers and students (Grades 6 through 12) in overcoming the mental and emotional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.‚Äč
‚Äč8 Tips to Support Emotional Regulation During a Crisis
‚ÄčAdapted from Ms. Lee's Counselling Corner, School District 20.  Here are some tips and strategies to help regulate your emotions and help your littles manage their emotions during this stressful and difficult time.  These strategies act to simultaneously reduce the stress response while increasing resiliency ‚Äč
‚Äčstrategies for emotional regulation during a crisis (1).docx

‚Äč‚ÄėFACE COVID‚Äô is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
‚Äč‚ÄčFACE COVID eBook - by Russ Harris.pdf

‚ÄčThe Government of BC has compiled a comprehensive list of mental health supports available for students to access online, via telephone or in-person.‚Äč‚Äč  Many of these resources can also be found on Heritage Wood's counsellor's main resource page under "youth resources"

‚ÄčSUPPORTING LEARNING AND WELLBEING DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS - FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS AND TEACHERSIt‚Äôs no surprise that teachers across the globe are rising to the occasion and educating their students, whether connecting online, sharing activity packets, recording read-alouds, or inventing other creative teaching methods‚ÄĒwhile taking care of their own loved ones and trying to stay healthy.
Because that‚Äôs what teachers do‚ÄĒand we acknowledge you with gratitude and awe.
In support of your efforts, we have compiled Greater Good in Education practices and other resources that offer ways to address student and adult anxiety in this time of uncertainty, and that cultivate our human connection through kindness, compassion, and other prosocial qualities.
‚ÄčGreater Good in Education
‚ÄčSHARED CARE BC‚ÄčThe outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults, children, and youth. The Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use (CYMHSU) Community of Practice has created the following document to provide information and advice on managing anxiety and stress in families with children and youth during the COVID-19 outbreak. ‚ÄčCYMHSU resources
‚ÄčCOVID 19 PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SERVICES‚ÄčExperiencing stress associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic? You are not alone.
The BCPA Covid-19 Psychological Support Service is designed to help any BC resident who is experiencing stress, anxiety, or uncertainty due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Please read all of the information before completing the request form below. More resources can be found below the request form.
What is the BCPA COVID-19 Psychological Support Service?
The Psychological Support Service offers ‚ÄúPsychological First Aid‚ÄĚ telephone calls, free of charge, to any BC resident (19+) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

‚ÄčWho would benefit most from the Emotional Support Sessions? For you or anyone who is typically doing ok in life overall.  However, because of added stress, strain, trauma, or conflict, support with a trauma-informed professional can help provide extra tools to handle arising challenges.
How many times can YOU access this help?
You can use this service as many times as you need.  Call 604-941-7111 to be booked in with the next available counsellor. ‚Äč
‚ÄčCovid Community Message transition society.doc
‚ÄčANXIETY CANADA - special townhall episode
‚ÄčThe COVID-19 pandemic has required significant changes to day-to-day life, while creating unique challenges for people prone to anxiety and those who are new to experiencing heightened anxiety.
So, how do you manage it? For effective and practical CBT strategies to cope with anxiety while self-isolating, join our host, Dan Murphy, and three anxiety experts for our second live Town Hall Episode from Thursday April 16.

‚ÄčSpecial Townhall video:

Anxiety Canada website:‚Äč

This website is included in our regular resources page link as it is a great resource for reliable information and resources on mental health and substance us.  Check out their article titled 'COVID-19 and Anxiety' for tips on managing anxiety during the pandemic.‚Äč

‚ÄčAnxiety, stress, worry, fear, uncertainty, dread, sadness, grief: these are all normal and expected responses to a massive disruptive event like a pandemic.
Tips and resources.  We will continue to update this information as the pandemic evolves.

‚ÄčWith school closures due to COVID-19, children who are at home will potentially have more unrestricted time online. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, through its program, is urging families to have conversations about internet safety and to work together to implement strategies that ensures everyone‚Äôs digital well-being.

Check out this site for a bunch of resources for online safety.


‚ÄčOur world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the news coverage it is difficult not to worry about what it all means for yourself, and for those you love.
We have put together this free guide Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty.
We have included a mixture of psychoeducation about normal and excessive worry, lots of normalization, and a selection of practical exercises that you, your clients, or anyone can use to manage worry and maintain well-being in these uncertain times. Please feel free to share this widely.


‚ÄčQuick notes and guidelines from National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Child Mind Institute Inc.
‚ÄčTalking to children about coronavirus.pdf

‚ÄčAdvice for parents, carers and people that work with children and young people .  This is a time of uncertainty and a lot of children and young people will be feeling anxious and worried about what is going on. This is a normal response to the situation and below we offer some advice about what adults can do to help and support children and young people. There is a lot of information becoming available - this is great but may also be confusing, so we have pulled together some advice and some of our favourite links in to one place. We hope this will be helpful.   

‚ÄčPart of our regular resources, Bounceback is a great individually focused self-help tool.
We all feel sad sometimes. But when feeling low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry - or even nothing at all - gets to be too much, remember that you do have the power to change how you feel.
With BounceBack¬ģ you can design your very own mood-lifting program! Select workbooks, activities and videos to create your own self-help journey, or work with a trained coach over the phone! It‚Äôs like building your very own BounceBack¬ģ toolkit.
There is also a link for "coping with covid"

‚ÄčAlso a part of our regular wellbeing resources, the Foundry is an amazing resource for mental and physical support.  In this section you can learn about health and wellness topics, use tools to check out what's going on for you, and quickly connect to resources, services and supports.

‚Äč‚ÄčAre you, or a teen you know, feeling bored, anxious or uncertain about change, as if the world is on pause from normal life? You‚Äôre not alone! 
Join teens from throughout B.C. for twice-weekly webinars to have some fun, connect with others, and learn ways that you can support yourself.
In each 30-minute webinar, an experienced mindfulness educator will introduce you to a variety of mindfulness-based activities that you can try. Learn how to recognize and manage difficult emotions, like boredom, anxiety, disconnection and loneliness. Relate and connect with others #TogetherAtHome.  Drop-in for one or more sessions
‚ÄčThe Crisis Centre of BC is offering free courses, free of charge, to provide resources and strategies to help us through these challenging and changing times.

The current health situation is beyond what many of us have dealt with in our lifetime. Join us in this 6-week online course to connect with others, and learn ways that you can support yourself. Each 60-minute webinar is led by an experienced mindfulness educator who will share simple, practical mindfulness tools to support our mental health. Each session focuses on a different theme, and incorporates a variety of activities, videos and guided mindfulness practices. Relate and connect with others #TogetherAtHome.
Participation is flexible.


‚ÄčChild and Youth Tri-Cities is still connecting with children and youth via tele-counselling.  Please call the number to the right (236 is a new BC area code as this is a new number for their office).
Children and youth can access free and voluntary community-based mental health supports and services in B.C. - in fact, Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) teams currently have about 100 walk-in intake clinics for children, youth and their families at convenient locations throughout B.C.  Walk-in clinic times vary; a list of clinics and hours is below.


START (Short Term Assessment Response Team)

‚Äč‚ÄčIf you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact START.  (START) Team provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens.

‚ÄčYouth, families, schools and medical professionals can directly access our services by contacting the START Team at 1-844-START11 (1-844-782-7811). 
Click here for more info:  START

If you are in crisis, distress, or having thoughts of suicdie help is available.  We are here to listen, here to help - 24/7
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) or call your local crisis centre.

‚Äč‚ÄčAnywhere in BC:  1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Mental Health Support Line:  310-6789
Vancouver Costal Regional Distress Line:  604-872-3311
Online Chat Service for Youth: (noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults: (noon to 1am)


Heritage Woods Secondary School

1300 David Avenue, Port Moody BC
V3H 5K6
604-461-8679 604-937-8055
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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