Staying Well When News is Stressful

16 Mar 2020

As navigating COVID-19 is certainly unusual – and potentially anxiety-provoking – the SoN Wellbeing Liaisons are sharing a few resources that may be helpful for you or for students, family, and friends:

Generally helpful websites:

Anxious or Worried about COVID-19 (Links to an external site.)

Coronavirus - Coping with Stress (Links to an external site.)

Tips When Stressed over News

UBC Counseling Services (support for students) - including info about online or phone-based supports: 

UBC Counselling Services Links to an external site.

Mental Health & Counseling Resources for Faculty & Staff - including info about online or phone-based supports: 

Living Well


Link to the online version of the Green Folder - which is a tool to help guide conversations with students in distress: 

Green Folder

Though we may have to practice social distancing, we are aware that having the support of colleagues and friends is key during this stressful time. Please feel free to reach out to Elisabeth Bailey ( or Vladimir Petchkovsky ( – SoN Wellbeing Liaisons – with any questions about UBC resources to support wellbeing.

Take care,

Elisabeth, Vlad & the Wellbeing Committee