Developed by CMHA BC Division, BounceBack® is a free, evidence-based skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and stress. Program materials (workbooks, worksheets and videos) are centered on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and participants can design their own program by selecting materials relevant to them.
Participants are given access to a trained BounceBack Community Coach that will support them in learning new skills to improve their mental health in up to six telephone sessions over three to six months. Coaches offer support in helping participants stay on track with the program materials, and to make plans to support the changes they want to see.
Since 2008, the program has helped over 25,000 individuals through telephone coaching and distributed over 120,000 skill-building DVDs to help people recognize and deal with symptoms of depression.
BounceBack is currently offered by CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg, the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority and by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
For information on the BounceBack for Youth program (ages 15 to 18), please click here.
About BounceBack: Reclaim Your Health
BounceBack offers two levels of support:
Living Life to the Full DVD
This free DVD provides practical tips on how to recognize and deal with depressive symptoms. Watch a clip here:
Telephone Coaching and Workbooks
Trained BounceBack community coaches assist in the teaching of problem-solving and other skills to overcome difficulties such as inactivity, unhelpful thinking, worry, and avoidance. As participants progress through workbooks, telephone coaching provides additional support and helps keep participants on track. Access to the coaching component requires a referral from either a physician, nurse practitioner, or psychiatrist.
Interested in BounceBack?
Ask your primary healthcare provider about a referral. See below for a copy of the BounceBack Referral Form and PHQ-9 Questionnaire that can be taken to your next appointment with your healthcare provider; filled out and faxed to 1-204-982-6128.
Expanding BounceBack in Manitoba
If you are a health care provider for the IERHA or in Winnipeg and would like to offer BounceBack to your patients, please call 204-982-6111 for more information or visit our new website here.
If you’re a healthcare practitioner interested in bringing this resource to your patients in any other region of Manitoba, contact our Program Manager, Shelby Davidson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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