Teachers’ Mental Health Awareness Day

The Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union has declared Jan. 15, 2021 as “Teachers’ Mental Health Awareness Day”.

Read the press release here.

You are not alone! Your union and professional community is here to support you. Teachers have access to a number of benefits and programs to support your physical and mental health. Below are some resources that you may want to access.

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.

310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. 

Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in B.C.) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support.

KUU-US Crisis Line – For dedicated crisis line support for First Nations 250-723-4050

EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) 1-800-667-0993

Starling Minds – BCTF Mental Health Support https://info.starlingminds.com/covid19-free-mental-health

bounceback.ca free online support with coach to help with depression and anxiety

Pacific Blue Cross     https://www.pac.bluecross.ca/member-privileges/online-cognitive-behavioural-therapyWill cover costs of 3 online programs:  AbilitiCBT, Alavida, Beacon as well as private counselling sessions

Wellness Together Canada   https://ca.portal.gs/

First Nations Health Authority  https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health

Here to Help   https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

Kelty Mental Health https://keltymentalhealth.ca/

Anxiety Canada  https://www.anxietycanada.com/

GiottoPress by Enrique Chavez