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Mindfulness in the time of a pandemic

So, we’re a month into this global pandemic. For those us still fortunate enough to be employed, many of us are having to create new routines and new ways of working whilst also dealing with so much that is unknown ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 15, 2020

Art Therapy at Covenant House

Our Art Therapy Program is run by Dr. Keith Thurlow-Bishop who is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)  and has a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy. Dr. Keith is supported by Postgraduate Art Therapy Practicum Students from Adler University and volunteers.For the month of March, ... Read more

Kristy HayterMarch 02, 2020

How we help: Mental Health and Addictions Supports

Many of our youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Often these youth cope by turning to substance use. Covenant ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 31, 2020

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day!

Help end the stigma around mental illness. It’s easier than you think! Today, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 29, 2020

Richard gets support with his mental health

Richard had stayed with us off and on a few years ago. When he first stayed in our Crisis Program, he struggled a lot with inappropriate behaviours, taking direction from staff and had a hard time understanding his case plan. Eventually Richard was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and he was hospitalized.   His mom came from another ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 28, 2020

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day!

Each year on September 10, a commitment to saving lives brings together communities from across Canada and around the world. Since 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day has served as a call to action to individuals and organizations to prevent suicide. ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 10, 2019