What is BounceBack®?
We all feel sad sometimes. But when feeling low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry – or even nothing at all – gets to be too much, remember that you have the power to change how you feel.
With BounceBack® you can design your very own mood-lifting program! Select workbooks, activities and videos to create your own self-help journey, or work with a trained coach over the phone! It’s like building your very own BounceBack® toolkit.
Choose how and when you’d like to access the program. Your journey, your pace.
Want someone to cheer you on and encourage you to reflect? Work with one of our trained BounceBack® coaches, who will help you learn skills to improve your mental health in up to six telephone sessions. You pick the topics you want to work on from our nine booklets and your coach supports and encourages you along the way. Think of it as having a personal guide through the program. Coaching is available in many languages, but you will need to have a basic English reading level in order to work through the workbooks.
BounceBack® Today Videos
Want to watch something first or while you’re waiting for your coaching sessions to begin? We’ve got you covered. Get tips on managing your mood, sleeping better, building confidence, increasing activity, and problem solving through our online video series. Pick and choose which topics would be most useful. Videos are available in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi.
How the program has helped others
In the beginning of the school year, I was feeling overcome by anxiety and stress from a new grade and a new environment. BounceBack and the wonderful coach checked in with me on a bi-weekly basis, and with the cute and easy-to-read workbooks, I saw myself improving more and more. My self-confidence saw a boost when I began to think more and more positively. Thank you BounceBack!”
Meet Danielle, a 17-year-old high school student, who is struggling with confidence and is often anxious about her relationships at school.
Check out the materials
Choose from nine different booklets to use with the coaching platform. Each booklet comes with supportive worksheets that are designed to help you reflect and apply the materials to your daily life. View the complete list of titles and short descriptions here. The video series was created from the same material; think of it as an introduction to the topics.
In addition, we have a number of resources for you to download:
- BounceBack for youth 15-17 handout – includes a quick overview of the BounceBack program for young people 15-17 years old, parents or guardians, or high school guidance counsellors wishing to support an individual’s overall well-being.
- BounceBack tip sheet for managing school stress – small, practical things youth and young adults can do to tackle the challenges of student life.
- BounceBack anxiety tip sheet – offers 10 things you can do right now to reduce anxiety, stress, and worry related to world events or other stressors.
- BounceBack social media tip sheet – offers seven strategies on how to use social media to benefit your mental health.
Who we are
The BounceBack® team includes registered clinical psychologists, administrative staff, and over 60 coaches who offer telephone support in over 15 different languages.
The coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, including psychology, social work, and people with lived experience. All coaches receive extensive training by the clinical psychologists in the delivery of the BounceBack® program. They also receive ongoing support from the clinical psychologists and are regularly monitored once their formal training is completed. In addition, all team members receive training in other areas, including Youth BounceBack® training, Mental Health First Aid, cultural and LGBTQ+ competency, and trauma-informed care.