BCIT launches Mental Health at Home to support students’ mental health and well-being

BCIT Counselling and Student Development recognizes that this is a difficult time for our students and many within our community. You are not alone and we are here for you. Exposure to frequent news updates, concern for loved ones, and the transition to studying and working from home can all have an effect on your mental health. As you process and adjust to the current events, it’s natural to feel any number of things; there is no one right way to respond to change.

Mental Health at Home has been launched to provide tips and resources to support BCIT students during these uncertain times. You’ll find coping mechanisms for dealing with isolation or anxiety, tips for adjusting to remote learning and working, and apps that can help guide you to relaxation and mindfulness.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it can help to share your thoughts

Current BCIT students are encouraged to reach out to BCIT Counselling & Student Development to schedule free and confidential phone or virtual appointments with a BCIT counsellor. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Whether you’re struggling with isolation due to COVID-19, stressed about an upcoming exam, or not sure what’s got you feeling down, BCIT Counselling and Student Development is here to help.

To complement campus and community services, help is also available to current BC post-secondary students through Here2Talk. Here2Talk is a free, 24/7 mental health counselling and referral service offered by the Government of British Columbia to support all registered BC post-secondary students. Students can access confidential single-session counselling services by app, phone, or online chat.

Don’t hesitate to use the supports that are available to you. Take care of yourself, and make sure you are asking for the help you need.

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