Apps & Tools
Explore these tools to help you manage and prevent challenges from getting in the way of your daily life.
Lifeguard App is a life-saving app designed to combat the opioid epidemic. With permission and control by the person who is using drugs, in the event of an emergency, the application simultaneously alerts the in-house responder panel at a front desk and Emergency Responder dispatch services.
This quiz (based off the Myers Briggs Personality Test) is a free tool that is used to identify how people see the world and make decisions. Like many personality measurement tools, this test should be taken with a grain of salt, but it can give you some insight into how your mind works.
The erase|Report It tool lets you send a secure, anonymous and confidential message to your school or BC school district’s safe school coordinator, who will follow up on it right away. You do not have to provide your name unless you want to.
Note: Messages are only monitored during your school's operational hours. If this is an emergency please call 911 immediately
Grammarly is an app that automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in writing. Grammarly's algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism. It is available via a browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. Grammarly is available as an app for both iOS and Android.
Everyone has worries pop into their head, but sometimes they won't go away and start to impact everyday life. ReachOut WorryTime interrupts this repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.
MoodMission helps you learn ways of coping with low mood and anxiety. Tell the app how you're feeling and get a tailored list of 5 Missions to help you feel better. Missions are activities and mental health strategies that are quick, easy, and backed up by scientific evidence.
1 Giant Mind app is for anyone who wants to feel less stressed, more calm and present and experience greater health and well-being. Learn to meditate in 12 easy steps and begin to experience the benefits right away. No previous experience with meditation is needed.
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It’s true that most experts recommend keeping your phone and other devices far from where you dream; but listening to effective, sleep-inducing podcasts might be one exception to try if you're really struggling to fall sleep. Whether you’re looking for peaceful meditations, ambient noise, or mellow bedtime stories, here’s a running list of soothing podcasts created specifically to calm you down, bore you senseless, and lose you mid-episode as you drift off to sleep.
Say Something helps to change attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate sexual violence. The site's goals include dispelling myths about sexual assault, raising awareness (with resources on how to offer or to get help), educating bystanders on their role, and empowering them to take action.
That's Not Cool's interactive website, tools, and resources support young people as they learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence in their lives. The site also provides tools, resources, and technical assistance to adult allies—such as educators and advocates—working with youth leaders or young people experiencing dating violence.
This resource was created as a way to help you and your peers address some important things that aren’t usually talked about, but are important to think about at this transition point in your life. Sometimes knowing what to expect and getting some tips on what to do can go a long way to helping a person find their own way.
Recognizing the risks and signs of an overdose and knowing how to respond can save lives. Learn how and when to use naloxone, receive tips on talking honestly and openly with loved ones, and find supervised consumption and overdose prevention services in your community.
Even though vaping is less harmful than smoking, there are still consequences for you to consider. Vaping can expose you to chemicals that could harm your health. This site provides facts about vaping so you can make informed choices about your life.
In BC we have lots of tools to help us be in control of our sexual health as guys who have have sex with guys, including guys who don’t identify as gay. Check Yourself has a whole list and see what combination of tools work for you when it comes to building your sexual health.
This guide can help you with the ways classes and relationships have changed in post-secondary life, as well as new challenges like managing your money and taking care of yourself when there's nobody looking over your shoulder.
NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way. If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self/peer exploitation incident, this site is here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it.
MyGrief.ca can help you understand grief and work through some of the difficult issues you may be facing. MyGrief.ca has been developed by a team of national and international grief experts together with people who have experienced significant loss in their own lives.
Options for Sexual Health is the largest non-profit sexual health organization in Canada, and has 60 clinics all around B.C. Opt's clinics along with the affiliated organizations and individuals listed below are part of a network of sexual health service providers who you can access when you need to talk about sexuality or sexual health.
Health Initiative for Men is a non-profit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being of gay men. They offer the full spectrum of gay men’s sexual health testing, as well as professional counselling, sexual health education, and an engaging mix of social and volunteer opportunities.
SexandU.ca takes a real-life approach to the questions and issues around sex and sexuality that matter most to Canadians. From talking about sex, to lifestyle choices, to contraception awareness and sexually transmitted infections, SexandU.ca provides accurate, credible, and up-to-date information and education on topics related to sexual and reproductive health.
SexandU.ca is an initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Canada’s leading authority on sexual and reproductive health.
Go Ask Alice! is a site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. "Alice" provides information on a wide range of health topics.
Sex Sense is a free and confidential sexual health resource and referral service provided by Opt - Options for Sexual Health. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (PST).
Call us at 1-800-739-7367 throughout BC* or 604-731-7803 in the Lower Mainland
*The 1-800-739-7367 line is toll-free for callers within BC and the Yukon, Canada. For callers outside of these areas, regular long distance charges may apply.
Through publications, multimedia materials, one-on-one consultations, and interactive workshops, Qmunity helps individuals, families, businesses, schools, and service providers to identify and avoid discriminatory behaviours and to explore the complexity, fluidity, and potential of sexual and gender diversity.
Visit this site if you need information and resources on sexual health. If you live in Canada, you can also ask a question or chat privately with one of our nurses. You can live chat with our nurses on:
Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00-5:00 PM
Thursdays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chat times do change, so please check the next date & time posted on the site.
WAVAW provides immediate emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our 24-Hour Crisis Line.
Our toll-free, confidential Crisis Line is answered by empathetic and skilled support workers. Crisis Line support workers are there to listen, to provide non-judgmental support and if needed, to provide information on available counselling services or referrals to other community programs and organizations.
VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
Budget-friendly recipes, practical tips on saving money at the grocery store and healthy meal ideas that make the most of each ingredient.
Dealing with Depression Online is an interactive resource that can help you understand and deal with low mood and depression. A step-by-step approach can help you learn how to apply realistic thinking, problem solving, and goal setting to your daily life.
You have the opportunity to experience a day at school with Joe, the main character, and make decisions about how to help him as he experiences cyberbullying. You are challenged to be a responsible digital citizen and find out more about keeping safe online. (Requires latest version of flash.)