New Free Program introduced in Wood Buffalo To Help People Struggling Mentally

“The economic downturn, recovery post-wildfire, global pandemic, and historic flood have all played a tremendous role in impacting the overall mental wellness of individuals within our community.”

 

Canadian Mental Health Association Wood Buffalo has announced the introduction of CMHA’s BounceBack program to residents in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, thanks to a donation from Bell Let’s Talk.

BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program effective in helping adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Through telephone coaching and a selection of skill-building workbooks to choose from, participants can customize their own program, learn ways to overcome their symptoms and improve their mental well-being now and in future.

Available to Wood Buffalo Region residents in English and French, the program is free to all participants and will be delivered by coaches who are extensively trained and overseen by clinical psychologists. Participants can be referred by a primary care provider or choose to self-refer as long as they’re connected with a primary care provider, giving Canadians more choice in accessing support from home.

The BounceBack program aims to help people 15 years and older manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress, and worry.

Residents can either be referred by a primary care provider or register themselves as long as they’re connected with a provider. 

More information on the program can be found here

 

“There is no denying that the mental health needs of our region are vast. The economic downturn, recovery post wildfire, global pandemic, and historic flood have all played a tremendous role in impacting the overall mental wellness of individuals within our community.” said Amanda Holloway, CMHA Wood Buffalo’s Executive Director. “Now more than ever, we need a strong array of programs and services to support our region and to enhance individuals’ abilities to adapt to stressors in their lives.

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