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If you are someone who leans towards supporting others, it’s easy to forget about yourself and end up dismissing your own feelings and emotions. When that happens, you might experience compassion fatigue otherwise known as empathic strain, which can lead to burn out. Does this sound like you? To learn more about compassion fatigue, and discover tips to support you, the supporter, keep reading!

Finding Support When You’re Always the Supporter

If you are someone who leans towards supporting others, it’s easy to forget about yourself and end up dismissing your own feelings and emotions. When that happens, you might experience compassion fatigue otherwise known as empathic strain, which can lead to burn out. Does this sound like you? To learn more about compassion fatigue and discover tips to support you, the supporter, keep reading! Read Story arrow_forward

Intro to Vaccines for Youth

Vaccines do more than protect the person getting vaccinated, they also protect everyone around them. See below to learn more about vaccines in BC. Read Story arrow_forward

An Intro to BC Health Insurance For Youth

Sometimes you may have to deal with an unexpected injury or illness. When that happens, your MSP (Medical Services Plan) may help cover the cost of treatment. But health insurance can be a really complicated topic, so we’ve put together a summary below to help explain it. Read Story arrow_forward

Caring for your loved ones during the Holiday season

We asked a couple of our family peer supporters on the Foundry Virtual services team for ways to support young people while ensuring that you - as a caregiver - can support yourself during this potentially difficult season. Read Story arrow_forward

10 tips to Navigate the Holidays

We know that this time of year can be hard; we’ve been there, and we get it! As a team of peer supporters, we created a list of our top 10 tips to navigate (and survive!) the holidays to the best of our abilities. Read Story arrow_forward

This Is How We Cope: The Women’s National Field Hockey Team on Overcoming the Pandemic Blues

Members of the Women’s National Field Hockey Team discuss how COVID-19 has affected them and how they are overcoming the pandemic blues. Read Story arrow_forward

Wearing Masks and How They Help

Wearing a mask is an expectation in public spaces and it’s important to know what they do and how to use them properly when you wear them. Read Story arrow_forward

Orange Shirt Day and the History of Residential Schools

On September 30th we recognize Orange Shirt Day as a time to reflect and bring forth discussion about a devastating part of Canada’s colonial history: The Indian Residential School system. Read Story arrow_forward

Meet the Youth Peer Support Workers!

Have you ever felt alone in your struggles? Or wished that you could speak with someone who really “gets it?” Have you ever wanted a space where you could be truly listened to? If yes, peer support is a great option! Read Story arrow_forward

Using Substances in a Safer Way During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had widespread impacts, but one of the most distinct ones is its impact on the ongoing overdose crisis. This article will help you navigate using substances more safely during COVID-19. There is a list of resources at the end of the article. Read Story arrow_forward
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