Maintaining your mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic


The District of Summerland Recreation department is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) (South Okanagan Similkameen branch) to offer a free Mental Health Wellness COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 am.

This free webinar is generously sponsored by the Summerland Auxiliary.

The one-hour online webinar is designed to help individuals manage in the current health crisis and provides an understanding of the mental health continuum and helpful behavioural and cognitive strategies on how to cope during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Our organization wanted to ensure the health and well-being of our communities during this time,” stated Leah Schulting, CMHA SOS Executive Director.

“Partnering with Summerland Recreation and Summerland Auxiliary to provide this free webinar to the community of Summerland is one step we are taking to keep connecting with people in our communities.”

The best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to stay at home as much as possible to limit contact with others and to maintain a 2-metre distance from others when in a public space.

This poses a range of challenges on individual and families as they respond to the demands of the situation. The situation is stressful for everyone and it is natural to be anxious and worried.

“Mental wellbeing is at least as important as physical wellbeing at any time, and certainly during this health emergency,” said Summerland Mayor Toni Boot.

“This webinar will offer proven techniques on how to reduce the very real levels of anxiety people are experiencing. The coordination between District staff, the regional branch of CMHA and the Summerland Auxiliary is yet another fine example of how this community is pulling together to cope during these uncertain times.”

This webinar will be hosted using, an online video conferencing service. Registered participants will receive instructions and a link to join this webinar on April 15.

To register for this webinar visit or call Summerland Recreation at 250-494-0447 (Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:00pm).