COVID-19 – A Message from FACTBC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
British Columbians Urged to Protect Their Mental Health During Times of Uncertainty
VANCOUVER, March 16, 2020 — Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in British Columbia (FACTBC), a
society of 14 professional associations that collectively represent over 6,000 counsellors and therapists practicing throughout
British Columbia, encourages the public to be aware of their mental health and be intentional about self-care.
While we value the informal and supportive help that is being offered on various social media platforms, please bear in mind
that counselling should only be offered by trained professionals who know how to provide appropriate clinical support and who
know how to manage confidentiality even in remote and technology-based practice as is now being required.
“In a time of global health uncertainty, it is imperative to protect your mental health and seek qualified professional support as
needed,” Dr. Glen Grigg, Chair of FACTBC