How We Can Help
Bounce Back: Reclaim Your Health
Creating community based self-help strategies to improve the mental health of British Columbians
Bounce Back is an evidence-based program designed to help adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress, with or without anxiety.
The short video below provides a description of the program and some tips on coping with depression and low mood.
Bounce Back offers two forms of help:
Living Life to the Full DVD
Bounce Back offers a free DVD providing practical tips on how to recognize and deal with depressive symptoms. Watch a clip of it here. The DVD is available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Telephone coaching and workbooks
Trained Bounce Back community coaches assist in the teaching of problem-solving and other skills to overcome difficulties such as inactivity, unhelpful thinking, worry, and avoidance. As the participants progress through workbooks, telephone coaching provides additional support and help keep participants on track. Coaching is available in English, French, Cantonese, and Punjabi. Access to the coaching component requires a doctor's referral.
What To Do Next
If you’re interested in accessing these services
Visit the Participant Info page. Learn more about how to receive the DVD or get a referral for telephone coaching.
If you’re a physician, nurse practitioner, or other licenced health care professional
Visit the Practitioner Info page. Find out how to refer your patients and download referral forms.
Bounce Back is led by the BC Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and funded by the BC Ministry of Health. A commitment to principles of empowerment, peer and family support, and participation in decision-making, make CMHA a logical lead organization for the coordination of community-based mental health programs that serve primary health care patients. CMHA BC involves a network of 14 local branches throughout the province.
- Annual Report
- Bounce Back participant brochure
- Bounce Back program primer for practitioners
- Referral Form for practitioners