CMHA: Bounce Back® BC
Bounce Back® has been designed to teach effective skills to help individuals (aged 15+) overcome symptoms of mild to moderate depression or anxiety, and improve their mental health. Participants can learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the program has been developed using research evidence demonstrating that simple skills and techniques are effective in helping people to overcome low mood and worry. A downloadable brochure addressing frequently asked questions is available at: https://cmha.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/BB-Participant-Brochure2017-02-16.pdf
Available for free across BC, Bounce Back® has been shown to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety by half, and over 90% of those who have used the program say they would recommend it to a friend or family member.
The program begins with a series of 10 short videos, using real-life examples and commentaries from individuals who deal with depression in their own life:
Chapter One – Starting Out
Chapter Two – Problem Solving
Chapter Three – Building Activities
Chapter Four – Balanced Thinking
Chapter Five – Dealing with Unhelpful Behavior
Chapter Six – Sleeping Better
Chapter Seven – Healthy Living
Chapter Eight – Being Assertive
Chapter Nine – Where to Go from Here
The videos are supported by a Program Pack of Wallet Cards:
The Rules of Assertion
The 7 Steps of Problem Solving
Improving Sleep/Sleeping Better
Thought Review Approach
In Case of Worry Panic
Bounce Back® Coaching involves a customized series of workbooks with 4 to 6 coaching sessions delivered by phone or video conference.
The Bounce Back® workbooks are available in English with telephone coaching in English, French, Cantonese, or Punjabi. A doctor’s referral is required to access the Bounce Back® coaching service.
Bounce Back® Online is an independent, self-guided online program with access to video modules, e-books and worksheets. This self-guided program can be accessed by visiting www.bouncebackonline.ca and selecting ‘Register Now’ to get started.