Apps & Tools
Explore these tools to help you manage and prevent challenges from getting in the way of your daily life.
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.
Recharge is a personalised six-week program that helps improve your general health and wellbeing by focusing on four key areas:
1. A regular wake and sleep time each day, achieved gradually over six weeks;
2. An alarm clock that triggers fun activities designed to get you up and out of bed;
3. Increasing your exposure to daylight early in the day, to help reset your body clock; and,
4. Encouraging you to increase physical activity, especially within two hours of waking up.
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.
Proof! is a fun way to tackle a goal, develop healthy habits or challenge a friend. You can choose from a selection of weekly challenges or create your own. Capture photo or video proof and offer customized rewards for friends and co-workers who achieve their goals. It's a social way to kickstart new habits and you can play alone or with friends and family.
Websites & Workbooks add
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.