Get Active – Mental Health

Tips to help you manage stress and day-to-day anxiety

Choose to Move at Home – Mindfulness
Length: 5 minutes

Join certified fitness leader Caroline MacLennan as she guides you through breathing and mindfulness exercises to lower stress and promote relaxation in the body. These exercises can be done anywhere, seated or standing. Equipment needed: none.

Mindfulness 101
Not a video

eMentalHealth.ca provides an explanation of mindfulness and steps on how to start implementing it into your daily life.

COVID-19 and Anxiety
Not a Video

This link includes a list of tips from the Canadian Mental Health Association to help reduce feelings of anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also include links and resources related to other mental health supports.

British Columbia Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM)
Not a Video

BCALM provides mindfulness activities, videos and resource information.

Stress Management: Breathing Exercises for Relaxation 
Not a Video

This information page from HealthLink BC includes instructions for breathing exercises to relieve stress and promote relaxation.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Anxiety
Not a Video

This progressive muscle relaxation guide from Anxiety Canada provides instructions for how to relax your muscles and release tension in the body and describes how these exercises can help to manage anxiety. 

Pain BC
Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 35 to 65 minutes

This series from Pain BC offers videos on guided movement and relaxation for pain. Equipment needed: chair.