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Are you having a mental health crisis?
Help is available! You can get free support 24/7: if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), call 911, or go to your local emergency room.
Relax with your choice of a variety of sounds from nature, including rainfall, ocean waves, or even Antarctic wind.
Sounds of the Bodleian Libraries
Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of the University of Oxford's libraries while working in the comfort of your own home.
A Soft Murmur
An online background noise generator designed to help you relax, focus, and tune out unpleasant sounds from your environment.
Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles
Choose the image and number of pieces you'd like in your puzzle and take a calming mental break as you use your mouse to put the pieces together.
Drawing and Colouring
Weave Silk Art
Take a break and create symmetrical, flowing images using your mouse.
Stay Well, Stay Inspired
Library-themed colouring pages and writing prompts from the American Library Association.
This fun website lets you enjoy the view from other peoples' windows around the world!
Live Aquarium Cams
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Watch live footage of schools of fish, floating jellyfish, sea turtles, penguins, and other sea creatures. You can also relax to calming live scenes of the Monterey Bay oceanside.
Head to this website and click on each picture for a calming surprise.
Vancouver's First Free Poetry Hotline
Callers can dial 1-833-POEMS-4-U (763-6748) to listen to poetry recordings provided by 10 local writers. After dialling the main line, callers can press numbers 0 to 9 to listen to different poems.
COVID-19 Support and Resources
Collected information, resources, and links to free virtual counselling, phone support, and other tools to help you handle this new kind of normal.