Online Mental Health Courses
CBT Skills Programs
The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Group is an 8-week psycho-educational class designed to teach practical tools to recognize, understand, and manage patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving aimed at improving an individual's mental health. The CBT Skills Group program is a transdiagnostic course that integrates basic neuroscience concepts with introductory mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy teaching.
Program instruction includes practical tools to recognize, understand and manage patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving. Participants learn to be conscious of their choices as they respond to life stressors and explore options for living a fuller, richer life, more aligned with what they value most.
The Art of Living Mindfully
The online course teaches mindfulness-based strategies that are useful in navigating stress and in recognizing patterns of thought, speech, and behaviour that may be contributing to stress and suffering. The course features home meditation practices that participants are encouraged to apply to their own lives.
Virtual Mindfulness Course - West Coast Resiliency Centre
Looking for a mindfulness based stress reduction course? This virtual mindfulness course is taught by Dr. Jano Klimas, RCC, and is open to BC residents over the age of 19.
Emotions BC - Mindfulness Program
Emotions BC offers a mindfulness program that introduces participants to the practice of mindfulness as a way to improve mental well-being. Participants learn to live in the moment and without judgement.
For details and to register, please email the Programs Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Courses and Workshops - Community Mental Health
Gordon Neighbourhood House provides ongoing psycho-educational courses for community members wanting to learn more about how to proactively manage their mental wellness.
Social Anxiety Online Workshop
Join Instructors Charles di Cagno and Kyra Smith, former Phobia Therapists at the White Plains Hospital Phobia Clinic, at a free introductory session focused on social anxiety. They employ the clinic's unique approach to vastly expanding your zone of comfort.
Techniques include interpersonal and small group interaction with gradual reduction of anxiety in manageable steps, resulting in more skill and confidence in all areas of life.
Various dates are available!
Note: There is a charge for subsequent sessions.
Free Online Course - Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills
Coursera is an incredible resource offering free courses from universities. It currently offers a 15 hour course on resilience in a time of uncertainty.
As well as building your own resiliency, mental agility, and optimism, the course includes examples of individuals using resilience skills in their personal and professional lives.
The course provides:
A website with online services that helps people find the resources they or a loved one needs for depression, anxiety, and other mental health and substance use conditions.
Mental Health Education Videos - MDABC
In order to reach out to the public and to make vital mental health information more accessible, MDABC produces a great, wide-ranging series of original videos which they post via the website below or on a YouTube Channel.
The videos feature experienced professionals and/or people with lived experience from the BC community who provide invaluable insight into variety of issues surrounding mental health.
Self-Help Modules, Worksheets & Resources for Mental Health Concerns
The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) offers resources for individuals and healthcare professionals to assist with interventions for mental health concerns. The workbooks provide information and resources specific to a variety of mental illnesses. These resources provide general information about various mental health problems and techniques that focus on a cognitive-behavioral approach to managing difficulties.
The information provided in the resources is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis or treatment by an appropriate health professional, and it is recommended that individuals consult their doctor or health care professional about their concerns.
Resources for mental health concerns include:
Free BC Brain Wellness Programs
The BC Brain Wellness Program provides clinically relevant lifestyle approaches to complement medical treatment, support people living with chronic brain disorders, and improve their quality of life.
DBT Self Help Courses
DBT Self Help is an online resource that introduces you to DBT, provides step-by-step instructions for each DBT module, activities to learn DBT skills, and other mental health resources. There is also a blog written by other individuals working through the course.