The more we learn about mental health and mental illnesses, the better equipped we are to maintain and improve mental health for ourselves and others. Whether you are looking for more information on a specific mental illness, need some tips on keeping your own mental health in balance, or are looking for help for yourself or someone you care about, there are resources that can help.
How can I support others with their mental health?
Learn how to support others at the Be There website: https://bethere.org/Home
- Learn about the "5 Golden Rules" https://bethere.org/Say-What-You-See
- Say what you see
- Show you care
- Hear them out
- Know your role
- Connect to help
- Earn your Be There certificate by doing the online training https://betherecertificate.org/
How do I find support?
Go to our "How do I find support" page for a list of ways to access mental health support in BC.
How do I learn more?
Mental Health in Sport (FREE)
Coaching Association of Canada
Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health.
Sport is linked to a range of positive outcomes, including improved mental health and well-being. Coaches have a great deal of influence over participants’ mental health.
After completing the Mental Health in Sport eLearning module, you will be able to:
- Describe the foundations of mental health
- Recognize and understand your role in promoting coach and participant well-being
- Understand the importance of self-care
Psychological First Aid (FREE)
Johns Hopkins University through coursera.org
Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.
Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature.
Participants will increase their abilities to:
- Discuss key concepts related to psychological first aid
- Listen reflectively
- Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions
- Prioritize (triage) psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions
- Mitigate acute distress and dysfunction, as appropriate
- Recognize when to facilitate access to further mental health support
- Practice self-care
- Coaching Association of Canada Mental Health Hub: https://coach.ca/mental-health-hub
- Canadian Mental Health Association:
- Find help now: https://cmha.bc.ca/mental-health/find-help/
- Improving mental health: https://cmha.bc.ca/document-category/improving-mental-health/
- Mental illnesses and recovery: https://cmha.bc.ca/document-category/mental-illnesses/
- Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport: https://www.ccmhs-ccsms.ca/
- International Olympic Committee
- Leading the Way on Mental Health: https://olympics.com/athlete365/well-being/leading-the-way-on-athlete-mental-health/
- IOC Mentally Fit Toolkit: https://olympics.com/athlete365/mentally-fit/mentallyfit-toolkit-resources/
- Mental Health Strategy for High-Performance Sport: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12H76N3gLkuiMuePYJymIvKnI8uweX0KD/view