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Wellness Resources for Students | COVID-19 Response
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This document is a live working document for wellness resources available to students during the COVID-19 self-isolation period. Please add your Mental Health, Physical Health, Social Health, Nutrition and other resources in the sheets below. If you have any questions, please contact the CFMS National Officer of Wellness (wellness@cfms.org), or your local Wellness Committee/Officer (local contacts sheet). Thank you to the U of T MD Program's SHINE organization for initating this project!
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Mental Health
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1Headspace AppHundreds of guided meditation sessions on topics like focus, exercise, sleep, and managing stress and anxietyhttps://www.headspace.com/Requires a subscription, but a free collection is available for COVID-19 called "Weathering the Storm". A free 3-month subscription is available for Canadian HCPs if you email health@headspace.com with proof that you are a liscenced Canadian HCP (e.g. licensure number)
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2BounceBack OntarioBounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.https://bouncebackontario.ca/
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3CMHA COVID Mental Health TipsSome information from the CMHA with 5 basic tips to help individuals facing heightened mental health concerns during this timehttp://ontario.cmha.ca/news/cmha-offers-tips-to-support-mental-health-amid-concerns-of-covid-19-pandemic/
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4Calm AppOffers mindfulness and meditation programs, sleep stories, breathing exercises, and soothing nature soundshttps://www.calm.com/Currently offering these free resources: https://blog.calm.com/take-a-deep-breath
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5Insight TimerGuided meditations and talks led by top experts for beginners and experienced practitionershttps://insighttimer.com/Has a tab with over 30,000 free guided meditations
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6Here to Help BC - Covid-19 AnxietyOffers some tips for managing anxiety during this time, from CMHA BC divisionhttps://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/covid-19-and-anxiety
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710% Happier AppSpecifically geared to skeptics & newcomers to meditation, this app offers guided meditations, videos, talks, and sleep content will help you build (or boost) your meditation practice, and stick with it.https://www.tenpercent.comfree, but also option of paid subscription; also Ten Percent Happier podcast and a 10% Happier book
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8The Science of Wellbeing A free course offered by Yale for students to "engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits"https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being?ranMID=40328&ranEAID=EHFxW6yx8Uo&ranSiteID=EHFxW6yx8Uo-YUPZyKFFXOfmJ.vsjQvZrg&siteID=EHFxW6yx8Uo-YUPZyKFFXOfmJ.vsjQvZrg&utm_content=10&utm_medium=partners&utm_source=linkshare&utm_campaign=EHFxW6yx8Uo&fbclid=IwAR21ne9jLGqAkmsIrGiV9Y7-liSE4Yh-VqlM9gdE45ClPpUSIYei66HO8d8
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9New York Times Healthy Habits Challenge
https://www.nytimes.com/programs/healthy-habits-challenge
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https://www.mywellnessworld.ca/?fbclid=IwAR08e8fQVdf3D5o1p2DMZj2hIYDxyMZO1eXO8wXUSuZF8QwxBivyzN-KAgc
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Mental Health Resources - COVID19
Comprehensive resource put together by Vivian Ngai
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_uD7IAe8SqTGsbZOeTXW5lCRCnLzv0MZJ8Rx8SFurkc/edit#
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