Self-Care Resources

This page contains some tools and resources for self-care. Feel free to incorporate them into your routine, or simply take a moment to reset and focus on your own wellbeing.

For additional self-care resources and other helpful information, visit Carizon’s website.

Self-Care 101

A document from the School of Mental Health Ontario with guidelines and tips for self-care.

BEST Check-in (Body, emotions, spirit, thoughts)

A wholistic check-in to use by yourself or with others.

Box Breathing Exercise

A quick breathing exercise to decrease stress and anxiety.


A highly rated app with meditation tutorials.


An artificially intelligent app that uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help you think and feel better.

The Emotion Wheel

A graphic tool used to simplify and identify emotions.

4 Mental Health

A National Health Service website with ideas and tools to build on mental health and wellbeing.

Stress Management Model

A model for exploring stressors and identifying how to approach them.

Unlocking Us

A podcast hosted by Brené Brown: “Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.”


Well-being resources for Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes toolkits to adapt to remote work, tips on effective physical distancing and using technology to combat loneliness in isolation/quarantine, Articles about managing feelings of sadness, anxiety, stress and more.

Wellness Together Canada

Mental health and substance use support; tools and resources for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.  These online resources, tools and apps are free to use and can help get you back on track.

Working and Being at Home During COVID-19: Tips for Parents of Kids 0-12 (PowerPoint Presentation)

A presentation created by Carizon staff.

Working and Being at Home During COVID-19: Tips of Parents of Teens (PowerPoint Presentation)

A presentation created by Carizon staff.

Stay at Home Sticker Chart (PDF)

A parenting resource with activities for kids aged 0-12.

If there is a self-care resource that you would like to share with us, send us an email: wellbeingwr@regionofwaterloo.ca.

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