Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
 

Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program - Now Available

Help when you need it. Where you need it.


Caring for your mental health is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. AbilitiCBT is a new digital therapy program from Morneau Shepell, available to all residents of Manitoba age 16 or older experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety due to the pandemic.


You do not need to be referred by a doctor to use AbiltiCBT. You will be able to connect to a professional therapist trained to help you deal with:

  • pandemic challenges
  • the state of uncertainty
  • physical isolation
  • care for family and community members
  • information overload
  • stress management


What to expect at signup with AbilitiCBT

  • You will be redirected to the AbilitiCBT home page to sign up in English or French
  • You will need to enter your email and create a password to access the program.
  • Next, you will be asked to complete the health screening questionnaire online.
  • After you sign up, you will receive a welcome email outlining your next steps, including:
    1. Downloading the AbilitiCBT mobile app on your smartphone or tablet
    2. Providing availability for an initial appointment with your assigned therapist
    3. Logging into the AbilitiCBT mobile app on your smartphone or tablet to complete module 1


About the AbilitiCBT digital therapy program

AbilitiCBT is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by a therapist through a digital platform accessible from your smartphone or tablet. It virtually pairs you with a professional therapist that supports you through your program.

AbilitiCBT can help you:

  • Learn what anxiety is and how it affects your emotions, mind, body and behaviour.
  • Reduce anxiety by learning cognitive behavioral therapy skills and using them to change responses to triggers.
  • Develop coping strategies to track and reduce anxiety and better manage daily activities.


How AbilitiCBT works

  • The AbilitiCBT program starts by assessing your needs through an online questionnaire and consultation with a professional therapist -- either by phone or video chat.
  • Then, you move through 10 modules, at your own pace, while the therapist tracks and monitors your progress.
  • There will be scheduled check-ins along the way to make sure you're getting the help you need. You can connect with your therapist over the phone, via chat, or through a video check-in.

Why use AbilitiCBT

  • It's confidential
  • It works and is clinically effective
  • It's supported by experts
  • It's accessible from home
  • It's free and convenient

Not quite ready for therapy? Review these self-guided resources to support your total well-being.


Resources


Therapists in Manitoba: Join the Morneau Shepell Team
Morneau Shepell is recruiting professional therapists to support Manitobans struggling with COVID-19-related anxiety. Visit their website for information about the role and how to apply.


Need Help Now? Contact a Crisis Line.