The Self-Care Project
We have developed a number of practical, evidence-based and freely available resources to help manage common mental health concerns. These may be used by individuals and their caregivers and are complementary to other forms of mental health care that that they may be receiving. We offer consultation and support to specific organizations that want to ensure that these resources are optimally implemented and utilized.
Antidepressant Skills Workbook
The Antidepressant Skills Workbook gives an overview of depression, explains how it can be effectively managed according to the best available research, and gives a step-by-step guide to changing patterns that trigger depression.
Dealing With Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens
Dealing with Depression is a workbook for teens that explains depression and teaches three main antidepressant skills you can use to help overcome or prevent it.
Positive Coping with Health Conditions
Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook is a self-care manual authored by scientist-practitioners with expertise in issues relating to coping with health conditions. This manual is designed for individuals who deal with health conditions, including patients, physicians, psychologists, nurses, rehabilitation professionals and researchers.
We developed this with support from the BC Provincial Health Services Authority. It is a self-care guide that teaches employees skills for managing depression and low mood. It utilizes established cognitive-behavioural techniques with a specific focus on workplace issues.
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts: A Resource for Patients
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts is intended for individuals who are currently experiencing suicidal ideation and/or have had a plan or made an attempt to hurt themselves. The document is designed to offer resources, information, support, and practical steps to help cope with suicidality.
Managing Depression: A Self-help Skills Resource for Women Living With Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond
This workbook is for women living with depression during pregnancy, after delivery and beyond; and their clinicians or service providers. It provides information about depression and healthy lifestyles behaviours, and skills for managing depression. Concerned partners, family members or friends may also find this resource helpful.