Wellness Education Programs

When we feel well, it means as individuals we feel good about our mental and physical well-being in every aspect of our daily lives. Whether you are managing a mental illness, supporting someone you care about, or looking to build your own overall health, we can help you build mental health skills and resilience for yourself and your family

Bounce Back®: For Adults

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

Your well-being shouldn’t have to wait. With the right tools and practice, you can bounce back to reclaim your mental health.

It’s common to feel low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry, or nothing at all. With the right tools and practice, you can reclaim your mental health. You have the power to make beneficial changes, and we are here to help.

Choose what’s best for you from one of our three program delivery methods. Your journey, your pace.

BounceBack® Coaching: If you like having someone motivate and encourage you to reflect, the coaching program may be right for you. A trained BounceBack® coach will help you learn skills to improve your mental health in up to six telephone sessions over three to six months. Your coach will help keep you on track and offer support as you work through the program materials. You design your own program by selecting materials from 20 different modules. Coaching + workbooks are available in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese or Punjabi.

To learn more or to register visit click here. Direct them to this webpage: https://bouncebackbc.ca/bounceback-coaching/

BounceBack® Online: If you prefer to work independently, check out our online program. Access 20 modules that include workbooks, interactive worksheets and videos designed to help you overcome low-mood and worry. Set your own schedule and get the tools you need to help yourself. Workbooks are available in English.

To learn more or to register visit click here. Direct them to this webpage: https://online.bouncebackonline.ca/

BounceBack® Today Video: If you’re not quite ready for the BounceBack® Coaching or Online, or are waiting for your coaching sessions to begin, check out our series of online videos. The videos will provide you with practical tips on managing your mood, sleeping better, building confidence, increasing activity, problem-solving and healthy living. Videos are available in English, French, Farsi, Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi.

Use this access code to register: bbtodaybc

To learn more or to register visit click here. Direct them to this webpage: https://www.bouncebackvideo.ca/

Are your clients feeling low, stressed or anxious?

BounceBack®  is a free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program designed to assist service providers in providing support to adults and youth 15+ who need help managing low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.

It’s free, there is no wait period, and no travel is required.

Read the Bounce Back® Brochure

FAQs -You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers – Direct them to this page; https://bouncebackbc.ca/faqs/

Pathways to Wellness is a new and innovative model that will expand our current educational offerings by providing the opportunity for an enhanced curriculum with a collaborative, inclusive approach to develop and apply knowledge to our community’s many unique mental health needs. Our co-development model engages diverse individuals and organizations to create a broad yet unique coalition dedicated to improving mental health.

The program aims to be a welcoming, friendly place where anyone in the community can walk in and learn more about mental health. The need for accessible information about taking care of our mental health has increased substantially during this past pandemic year.

It is a way to involve all people interested in learning about ways to improve their mental health. In this model, anyone in the community can be a student; there is no need to identify as having a mental health struggle. Whether they have a family member or a friend struggling with their mental health or are interested in learning more about themselves, interested people can attend a class.

Classes can include topics such as:

· Understanding recovery
· Understanding mental health conditions
· Looking at mental health services and treatments
· Personal wellbeing and health
· Life skills, managing money, moving towards other education or employment
· Training, advocacy and peer-support skills

Pathways to Wellness will enable people to become experts in their self-care and develop their skills for living and working. Courses will be designed in partnership with people with lived experience and professional experience of mental health issues. Working together and supporting each other will foster and break down barriers.

We are currently looking for members to join our Pathways to Wellness Advisory Committee.

The committee will create policies and procedures for the Pathways to Wellness program. The committee will also provide the final review and acceptance of the curriculum developed by Pathways to Wellness collaboration sessions. The committee will ensure all Pathways to Wellness programming, services, and workshops are culturally diverse, inclusive, and equal. The committee aims to provide policy and procedural recommendations that support the Pathways to Wellness program to eliminate stigma by providing education on mental wellbeing and mental illness.

The committee will consist of 10-15 members who identify in one of the following categories:

· Having lived experience with mental illness
· Having a family member with lived experience with mental illness.
· CMHA Staff (No more than 30% of the committee is comprised of CMHA staff.)

If you are interested in learning more or volunteering for the committee, don’t hesitate to contact Tami at 250-542-3114 ext.211.

Calling all artists!

Wellness-Rehab Education is looking for a logo for our new education program “Pathways to Wellness”. Use your creative skills and ideas to be a part of developing the new program at CMHA. It is important to the committee that the artist identify as having lived experience with mental illness as a part of the collaboration between people with lived experience of mental health concerns and people with professional experience in mental health. The Pathways to Wellness Advisory Committee will choose the logo from the submissions by vote.

The logo should be based on the values of the Pathways to Wellness program identified in the collaboration. These are the words that were identified as important to the program, with the three most important ones in bold:

Learning, Journey, Easy, Understanding, Positive, Ongoing, Welcoming, Compassion, Inclusiveness, Ongoing, Acceptance, Openness, Respect, Moving, and Healing.

To enter the logo contest please complete the form below and do not forget to upload your logo.

If you have any questions please reach out to Tami at 250-542-3114 ext.211
We look forward to seeing everyone’s logos.

  • Max. file size: 64 MB.

Living Life to the Full

Want to know how to feel happier, more confident and worry less right now? Would you like to learn new ways of dealing with life’s challenges?

Living Life to the Full is a fun, interactive course that will leave you with the inspiration and tools to get the most out of life!

Live happy. Be confident. Worry less. Take some time to focus on your needs, feelings and goals.

This 8-week community-based course provides simple, practical skills for coping with stress, problem solving, boosting your mood, and busting bad thoughts. Living Life to the Full certified facilitators present a new topic at each weekly class, bringing the skills to life though booklets, worksheets, group activities and discussions. Living Life to the Full teaches a range of life skills that are based on the tried and trusted CBT approach, to aim to improve wellbeing and resilience as individuals go through the journey of life.

You will learn more about YOU and how you can be and feel the very best for yourself. Course content and materials are practical and easily applied to everyday life situations.


What you learn:

  • Self confidence
  • Problem-solving
  • Stress management
  • Motivation
  • Dealing with unhelpful thoughts
  • Anger management


Living life to the full Brochure

Wellness Webinars

SMART Goal Setting

If you are feeling so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start, try the SMART method.  This webinar is an introduction to learning how to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) goals to help you get motivated.

Overdose Prevention

Learn to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.  Includes a demonstration of how to use a Naloxone kit.



A brief introduction to mindfulness.  Relax and enjoy some mindful moments. 


Managing Stress & Anxiety

An introduction to learning how anxiety affects us and tips on reducing stress.


Loss of Income During COVID-19

Please note: this information was presented on April 16th 2020.  Many things may have changed since this was originally recorded.  This webinar talks about different financial resources available.


In Close Quarters

Family Support Worker Jenn Millan works with the family members of people with mental illness.  In this presentation Jenn discusses the challenges of supporting family members during the pandemic and how to support others while we also take care of ourselves.


Emergency Prepared-ness

Originally designed to help prepare us for wildfire season, this presentation gives some simple things that you can do to feel prepared for household emergencies.



Wellness Grants

CMHA Wellness Grants provide an opportunity for people with lived experience with mental health problems to access activities beneficial to wellness and recovery that they would otherwise be unable to afford. This may include fitness activities, educational courses, fees for instruction, artistic pursuits or special family activities. Individuals can apply for grants up to a maximum of $200.00 per year ($400.00 for families or groups).

Please read through and fill out the application form and return to [email protected]

Wellness Grant Application

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